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Amazing Japan - Calendar Cover by Zombiesmile Amazing Japan - Calendar Cover by Zombiesmile
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Long overdue commission for AmazingJapan (www.facebook.com/amazingjapan), their Mascots Satoshi and Yuina playing Shamisen. :3
I was asked to draw their next calendar cover with the two.

This was the first time I designed them: 'Amazing Japan' Mascots by Zombiesmile Yuina has since gotten a bit more confident, which I enjoy a lot.

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:icongodeater99:
godeater99 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
This is really cool. By the way what are those instruments called so that way I can look for one and buy it so that way I can learn how to play it.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional
they're called 'shamisen'.
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:iconmikeonhighway61:
MikeOnHighway61 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hab mir das motiv heute auf der gamescom in postkartenform mitgenommen, wusste nichts von dem eigentlichen hintergrund mit amazingjapan, mir gefielen einfach stil, komposition und design. wohl angelegte 1,50 euroWink/Razz 
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional
hi! danke nochmal dafür. :3 freut mich, dass es dir so gut gefällt. ^o ^
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing country, amazing illustration! X3
I love the concept and their expressions!
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:iconjokercologne:
JoKeRcologne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Her pose is very lively... I can imagine she is playing something Rock or Metal like. :D
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:iconbemari:
Bemari Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Something like this maybe?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bg-1z…

Because this was the first thing what came to my mind when I read your comment. Those geisha's at 4:17 look pretty damn cool!
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:iconkarli2:
Karli2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If only the kokyu was a pleasant instrument. I personally think it sounds like someone killing a chicken when compared to the erhu, and only sounds pleasant when played by someone truly exceptional.

Despite my distaste for the kokyu, your couple are pretty cute.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional
they're not kokyū, they're Shamisen.
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:icontheanimelord:
TheAnimelord Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
yeah, a really cool work ^^ und wie sie abgeht, toll getroffen!

MFG TheAnimelord
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:icondarennysmith:
Darennysmith Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Hooray for shamisen!
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:iconartsyaica:
ArtsyAica Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha they look great! I just noticed but those two remind me of you and `Endling!
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional
haha, well, if we were teens maybe. XD so young...
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:iconevmund:
EvMund Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
lol, you do that pose with the legs quite a bit
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:iconronin013:
RONIN013 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hahaha! Great job!
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:icon123icoo:
123icoo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that girl reminds me of myself
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:iconm4ian:
M4IAN Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
For crying out!! Somebody give this lady a electric guitar!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cute, nice expressions and I like her pose.
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:iconlunathewhitewolf:
Lunathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
such a fun calendar cover!!! the characters are intriguing, is the amazing japan a manga?
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional
Amazing Japan is an online community revolving around japan , japanese culture & pop culture. C:
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:iconlunathewhitewolf:
Lunathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
very cool!!! thank you Zombiesmile!
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:icongasoline88:
GasolinE88 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They looks so cute :D
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:iconstardustrainbow:
StardustRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
hahahah <3 this is cool XD
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:iconast0815:
Ast0815 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
"What... what are you doing?"
"ROCKING!"
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:iconneooki23:
neooki23 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Awesome! :D The pose is so energetic!
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:iconyooci:
yooci Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ! ^_^
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:iconfuzzydicechick:
FuzzyDiceChick Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! Really shows the contrast in Japanese culture. Love it. :<3:
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:iconmissanimestranger:
missanimestranger Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha so cool! Love it!
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:iconiheartsendai:
iheartsendai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Don't hate me for this, but the guy (who I assume is supposed to be the "traditional" one in this picture) is holding the bachi wrong. Your pinky goes on the same side as the thumb, forcing your hand into a stretch.

It's a really cute picture, though, and not a detail I think most viewers would have any idea about. Nice work and yay for shamisen art! :)
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Narzik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, they're both adorable- though in this one, their roles seem to have reversed. C: Those squigly notes xD
I think this would be an awesome T-shirt design ^^
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:iconconnan-bell:
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Old School tools in New School hands.
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:iconcriu:
Criu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this!! their personalities show so well
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, she is rocking out !
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:iconprophecycake:
ProphecyCake Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
haha, look at her rocking out with that plectrum. too cute!
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:iconchowii:
Chowii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Awn this is so awesome and cute~!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome! I love the contrast between the outfits, the colours and the poses! Well done! :D
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:icontai-porto:
Tai-Porto Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
hehe i love they're expressions ~ it's so cute!
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:iconkimyono-neko:
Kimyono-Neko Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lool the girl is getting so diffrent from before! XD

love this! :)
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional
I think her personality is forming now. :) (Originally had a reference drawign to work with, where she seemed rather mature and calm.)
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:iconmissdarkangel167:
MissDarkAngel167 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is brilliant XD
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, yeah she seems like. XD
I like how he seems to want to concentrate on his neat traditional play, sitting moderately and neatly and all but then BAMMM she starts her show. XD
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:iconcsnsai:
CsNsAi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
"a bit more" is being short with it xD
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:iconbusiris:
Busiris Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
So very adorable. X3 The outfits are awesome. Really fantastic work!
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:iconepitaph-of-faust:
Epitaph-of-Faust Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's quite a huge name you're doing commissions for. How, and when, did they approach you?
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional
I met two of the guys at an event by chance. They were really sweet and we just exchanged facebook info. :3
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:iconepitaph-of-faust:
Epitaph-of-Faust Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some people live on talent, while others live on luck. You, Miss, seems to live on both. :)
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional
___ `; I really kind of...wasn't aware of how big they were to be honest! I always only saw their main site (which has 0 comments on most articles), never saw the 56k likes on Facebook...my goodness! /belated shock
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Epitaph-of-Faust Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling. I was once approached by a book publishing company, who asked me to illustrate the cover for one of their books. I declined, though, as I didn't have the time. Some weeks after I realized that Harvill Secker is actually quite the prestigious publisher.
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahahaha awesome xD
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Polarisbear12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like them
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