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Kasen Ibaraki - Black Ash Rose by VenomousBlaze Kasen Ibaraki - Black Ash Rose by VenomousBlaze
Gift Art for *Auramie/~Saenote


About the Artwork:

Fanart of Kasen Ibaraki, the "One-armed Hermit" from the Touhou Project

Kasen Ibaraki is a rather interesting character. She has the ability to communicate with animals, and she possesses an artificial arm that, when unwrapped, takes the form of black ash. She also possesses unusual strength and other mystical abilities that make her stand out from the rest of the newer characters in the series.

She appears to be based off the legendary oni, Ibaraki-doji. Because of this, many fans (including me) have theorized that she is actually a powerful oni. This artwork was loosely based off that idea, partly because of her strong stance and the unsealed arm.

I haven't given away an artwork for somene. This could probably be my first gift art.
This was supposed to be my part of an art trade, but *Auramie gave up on her part.

Back to using the sketchy one-layer style. I had to make do with the little time that I have for drawing. But I put all my heart into it, and I'd say that I'm pretty happy with what I did here.

*Auramie, I hope you like this.
And I hope you guys would like this too.


Other Touhou fan artworks:


Kasen Ibaraki: ęZUN
Fanart by =VenomousBlaze
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Losinistro Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Miky200 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Artist
Wow see this pic want to draw on paper like that* :iconchallengeacceptedplz:
Zark04 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Very beautiful ^_^
Puffyko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Another great work! I really adore your hair coloring, it is really amazing! ^____^
FarisKalin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
This is my first time seeing this character. She looks really cool.

I love the way that you did the colors and the shadows in this piece.

The pose is really awesome. I also really like the idea of the rose vine attack. The way that the ashen arm is manipulating the rose vine attack is well portrayed.

I kind of wish that you could have included something to represent her animal communication abilities, but there is already a lot going on in this piece. Maybe in a future piece.
Kittein Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I didn't give up, I just had a pause ;~;
Oh my gosh this is beautiful though, I hope you like what I have coming next. It's a bit of a silly piece but I thought it would be fun.
Ahh she's beautiful~
HaraKiri523 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the composition of this piece!! It's really beautiful, great job!
VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
HOAIMI Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wowow this looks cool! Neat job with the perspective too :XD: I'm sure Aura would love it!
Luraia123 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
So pretty!!
I really like the roses and vines everywhere~

((I was looking around, and the Touhou character designs are so awesome ;A:))
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I should really start checking out Touhou 13 music to get to know the girls there and her. Nicely done otherwise :)
fujirii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Woa cool. Nice effects you make there qwq
Iernamei Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very nice foreshortening on her arm, makes the pose look very dynamic :). awesome job.
Kimidoll Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Its very beautiful ^^
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