Mononoke: I'm -just- a Medicine Seller

Yaeko Ninagawa, Toei Animation, Mononoke, Kusuriuri, Vector Art
Yaeko Ninagawa Mangaka Toei Animation Studio Mononoke Series Kusuriuri Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

I bet most of you don't know the guy so I'll make the introductions.
He's the main character of the anime Mononoke, but he's also a character from Ayakashi, he appeared in the last three episodes. He had a great success so the producers made an anime just for him. His name isn't mentioned, he always introduces himself as a simple Medicine Seller. He's a skilled exorcist that kills spirits releasing a sword. The anime has a funny texture on the screen ^_^'
To know more: Mononoke
Pictures: 1, 2, 3
I translated the text on the vector in the title.
It was really hard to complete since I decided to make the many outlines in different colors. The coloring went smooth, but I lost some time on the swirl-like things on his ribbon. I tried to make the textures as in the original picture, but I couldn't find the exact same things, so I improvised. I also didn't put the textures that were on his clothes because they don't exist in the anime and I wanted to make him look close to reality.
As you can see the guy is almost shadowless. In Mononoke he has no shadows on him at all, no one has, it's their style; the creators concentrated their attention on backgrounds/clothing.
I forgot his lipstick >.<

Hope you like it! ^___^


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  1. kashikosa Apr 01, 2008

    Kyaa! Finally some Mononoke and the Medicine Seller looks soo good here! (I've been hunting for the series quite a long time before I finally found it and it's amazing!)
    Waai~ no lipstick hurts - but since I should concentrate on other things I won't make a big fuss about it XD Nice work on the colours. I understand that you didn't make the textures 'cause they're not in the anime, but he also doesn't have those clouds in the green parts in the anime ( I love them though XD) so you're being inconsistent XD

    I love that you chose Mononoke, so this is an instant fave plus the vector is of really high quality XD (you made it look soo good) I always wanted to vector smthng from Mononoke, but I was afraid I would ruin the art style... thank God you made this wonderful piece XD

    Love it!

  2. FairyLocket Apr 01, 2008

    cool! love it! very good....kiss

  3. Saikusa Retired Moderator Apr 01, 2008

    I've lost track of some of the previous Mononoke scans, but I've been waiting for more material (that doesn't come from a blacklisted site) before I create a gallery for this series. It's an incredibly beautifully crafted series, and you've done it justice with your vector. Not an easy piece to tackle, but you've done it well.

  4. EevaLeena Apr 02, 2008

    Woah! It's kusuriuri-san! The sexiest and most charming man alive! (sakurai~~~). I've also wanted to vector him before, but just like Kashi said, I'm also afraid to ruin the original styles. But! You did a great job here! I love everything about it! but it's seems like.. less texture, right? But oh well! I'm not complaining! Coz it's kusuriuri-san!

  5. Lady-Lotus Apr 02, 2008

    this is very gorgeous. I just adore the different colors of his outfit, very beautifully done. i like the flow of the fabric as well. great job on this vector!

  6. temarigenius Apr 02, 2008

    He has Sakurai's voice!? o_0 Then I need to watch this anime >_<
    I've seen this guy in magazines and AMVs, I was planning to watch this anime because it has a nice song~ =3 And it also has a unique art~ :nya:
    Your vector is really perfect. It's exactly the same as the original!~ Awesome Job! You should wall it with this unique style too~ XD

  7. Angi Retired Moderator Apr 03, 2008

    Mononoke! yay!
    i really like the art style of the anime
    your vector look nice!
    great work

  8. marmaladeboyfan May 06, 2008

    lol i really love the medicine seller, he's so damn funky XD. same goes for the whole anime which is surprisingly addicting O_o'

  9. Yvki Dec 17, 2008

    Nice scan ^o^/ yo!

  10. kaminary Jun 15, 2009

    waaa, i love mononoke, i wish they`d make some more, thanks for your vector

  11. Darshada May 11, 2010

    great one, i like it! thanks =)

  12. dimevan Banned Member Aug 02, 2010

    awesome wall paper, looks great!

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