And from now on, things are also going to gradually change.For: Ultimate Fandom Contest 4: InspirationInspiration:
I'm going to live here.
Along with Inuyasha, and let our days together grow.
Inuyasha and I...are bound to tomorrow.
"Tomorrow" - InuYasha Chapter 558
InuYasha is without a doubt my greatest source of inspiration. Everything that I have done [art wise] up to now has been because of this series. Back in 2003, I stumbled upon InuYasha and immediately loved it at first sight. There was just something so special about it that caught my attention in an instant. It was a very similar feeling like when I saw Sailor Moon as a child. Admittedly, Sailor Moon will always that "first love" and I give thanks to it for bringing me into the world of anime/manga.
After Sailor Moon ended, it wouldn't be for a while till I got into anime/manga again. I actually never even heard of the terms "anime" or "manga" until I began watching Pokémon a few years later. That's when my appreciation of the genre started to grow once more. But no matter how many series I watch or read, InuYasha was the most inspiring of all.
I mostly enjoyed watching the show late at night, despite having school the next day. The series felt rather nostalgic, in a sense that it reminded me of the excitement I used to get like when waking up early in the morning just so I could watch Sailor Moon and all those other Saturday cartoons. It also initiated my real interest of Japanese music, language, and culture, which I have become fond of ever since.
In 2004, I was beginning as an artist and like most, learned to draw by emulating the works of others. Ultimately, I wished to draw anime/manga and observing InuYasha profoundly helped me; I practiced by following Rumiko Takahashi's style because I simply loved the art. In earlier attempts I had tried styles including Sailor Moon, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Chobits, respectively, but I was unable to stick with any one of them. As such, InuYasha was my greatest guide. And due to its influence, I tend to incorporate what I learned from InuYasha as a starting point for all of my artworks. Since I'm so accustomed to this [style] I'm not sure if I'll ever break away from it. However, if it weren't for InuYasha I would probably not be the artist I am today.
I am very grateful to this series and will continue to love InuYasha for its great art, story, characters, and the inspiration it has given me all these years.
This is dedicated to the last chapter of the manga where Kagome and Inuyasha are finally married and live happily ever after =3.
And thanks to =milyKnight
for the additional inspiration. Her InuYasha drawing is so pretty that it gave me the idea to do this
. Reference used.Edit:
Redid the sakura trees.Edit 2:
Fixed Inuyasha's hair.
Kagome and Inuyasha © Rumiko Takahashi
Sakura Tree Brushes - [link]
Reference - [link]