This is the Court of the Heavens.
Okami is all about the majesty and beauty of the many different gods, and I wanted to show just that. I wanted to show Amaterasu standing tall over the heavens as the other gods support her along the way. Just like the game.
Art style was also another thing. I was debating as to whether I should try drawing Okami in a different light or keep the whole thing similar to the original art style.
In the end, I decided that Okami wouldn't be Okami if it wasn't for the art style. It is this painted feel that drives and makes this game great! Deviating from this, or changing it would do Okami a great disservice indeed.
Ultimately, I hope everyone enjoys this piece of work. I tried to paint in what I felt Okami was to me, and I hope the message gets to you guys too.