Published On: October 25, 2007

Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 2: Yamaboushi, p.08-12

Dogwood Blossoms, Chapter 2: Yamaboushi, p.08-12
Tsukiko = Moon Child
Inuhana = Dog Flower

Hopefully I can get the next section of pages up before next year, hmm?

Stats: Some fabric patterns are from and, and several I designed myself. Photoshop for color, Illustrator for bubbles and lettering. Many thanks to the beta group for help and suggestions. :)

Acknowledgments and Disclaimer: The fate of no one historical was changed by the making of this comic. Inuyasha-tachi belong to Takahashi Rumiko and everyone she has sold them to. This is a mostly nonprofit fan work that I’m really slowly putting too much work into because I'm a pathetic period-accuracy purist. All historical inaccuracies are the fault of myself--some deliberate, the rest out of ignorance. There is only so much time a girl can put into research for a fan project. Many thanks to the beta group for their help and suggestions.

62 thoughts on “Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 2: Yamaboushi, p.08-12

  1. Yay! I love it! OMG I’ve missed you, too! *hug*

    It’s wonderful & fun, and I really noticed the beautiful fabric patterns too.

  2. So beautiful!

    Their clothing are all so pretty. <3 Hee, I really like Jaken's.

    Look at her tail wag in the last panel! XD

  3. Ahhh, fantastic to see this again. Can’t wait to see how this story develops!

    1. Thanks!
      Hopefully I get be more timely. (It’s the backgrounds, they kill me)

  4. Woot! I love it. And the coloring is amazing. You do well with facial expressions too. Excellent job!

  5. GORGEOUS!! *weeps with joy all over the precious doujinshi* But hold on a sec – I thought Mari was Rin? *lil confused*

    1. (Noein icon LOVE!)

      XD Thanks!
      Nope, it’s Suzu. *mwahahah*

      1. (That’s KARASU ICON LOVE, aksherly XD *drools*)

        Oooooooh, nice bit of misdirection there [or maybe it was just me being a flake, I dunno XD He picked Mari up, what was I s’posed to think! *flaps and makes excuses*]

        OMG, you must have had so much fun with the palace staff – they look awesome! You aren’t into Mononoke are you? The style’s rather reminiscent . . .

  6. question which of the girls is rin? is it the elder one?

    1. It’s the older one! *mwahhaha*

  7. Simply gorgeous! So glad to see you back.

    Thanks for recommending the stock sites for fabrics! Love the character designs for the daughters and sandy, speckled texture just makes you feel like you’re reading this off an ancient scroll.

    1. Thank you! ^_^

      Stock is so useful, I don’t have to design each design! Great relief. 🙂

  8. *glomp* Nice to see you! And you came bearing gifts!

    The fabric is simply gorgeous! The elder daughter’s flying-cranes motif in particular is lovely, and I adore the dog-in-clouds design on the younger’s kimono.

    1. XD Thanks!

      I’m so glad you can see the dog-pattern, since I worked quite hard on it. 🙂 I’ll be using it again, so it was worth it.

  9. It’s wonderful ^^ Your doing an awesome job on that and I’d love to see more :nod:

    1. Thank you!
      And thanks for the watch! ^__^

  10. your doujin is amaizing, :love: and have a grat job in desing :clap:

  11. Looking good! ::two thumbs up::

    (Still not sure on some of those smiles, but they do look better in color.)

    And for the life of me I can’t remember what Tsukiko’s hanyou trait was (she’s the older daughter, right?).

    1. Thanks!
      Yep, Tsukiko can only be detected as hanyou by her smell, or the feel of her youki. And her day of the month, of course. 😉

  12. Yay! It’s back! Beautiful colors and textures. I can see why it’s taking so long.

    1. Thanks!
      Yeah, it’s rather labor intensive. O.o

  13. Wonderful job! I love your style for this comic, and I adore the SessXRin pairing idea here, keep it up! I hope to see the next one soon! 😀

    1. Thank you! ^^
      The next pages are penciled. 🙂

      1. You’re welcome! Lookin’ forward to them 🙂

  14. I love it and it’s quite wonderful! I can’t wait to see more of your Inu-Yasha fan manga. :w00t::hug:

  15. please please update soon, i’m really excited to see what’s next

    1. XD
      I’m almost done inking the next installment!

      1. Thank goodness, i was going to burst from the waiting

  16. The patterns on the fabric are beautiful! And the drawings themselves are very well done! <33 It was very nice to look at all the panels, great job, keep it up!

  17. It’s really good-I understand why it’s taking so long.Doing the kimonos would probably kill me…I don’t have much patience…

    1. Thanks!
      Yeah, hopefully it will take less time now, as I’ve stocked up on kimono patterns. 🙂

  18. That should be good for your sanity.

  19. Youhave a real eye for detail in clothing! Awesome! I can’t wait to see more with the servants. They’re so interesting looking!

    1. Thanks!
      There won’t be too much more of them, they’re just interesting background noise. 🙂

  20. Long time ago i saw inuyasha…
    Anyway, this is wonderful. ^^

  21. WOW

    I’m always amazed whenever you release more of these, but the sleeve with the cranes is just plain amazing. I think I stared at it for a good thirty seconds, just thinking “pretty.” Sesshoumaru’s scowl is perfect, too – I love how you portray him. And just the style in general… *realizes she’s ranting* To sum up: Well Done.

    I feel like I’ve been waiting forEVER for an update on this (a watched pot never boils, etc), and you can’t imagine how happy I was to receive the update notification. I dropped what I was doing and immediately ran to look. ^_^

    PS: The random huge green feet in the background are kind of hilarious – I love them. ^_^

  22. You know, I’m not even that big of a fan of Inuyasha and I love this. You definitely have an eye for the Dramatic Sweeping Panshots of Sesshomaru*’s back. 🙂 Also, particular love for his rather… er… motley crew at the castle.

    *can’t be arsed to spellcheck

  23. Those legs on Inuhana can not be fun to draw! But she is really cute XD

    These are great as ever!

    1. Thank you!
      And I need to study my puppy’s legs more to draw Inuhana’s better. :]

      1. You’re welcome!
        I don’t know how you do them so well, actually. I could never draw dog’s hind legs to save my life. These look wonderful to me!

  24. Lol I love Inu-hana’s shamelessly gleeful expression in the last panel! So sweet. You can also tell so much about the two girls personalities from their reactions. I love it.

  25. I love Sesshoumaru’s children!!

    1. Yay! I’m glad I’m not scaring people off with all the OCs. 🙂

      1. Nope! I actually enjoy this! He is seeking out her soul everytime and all the wonderful characters!

        1. XD I find the idea of him seeking out her soul every time INCREDibly romantic. ^___^ Which is why I’m writing it, of course. 🙂

        2. It is!! It’s the best!

  26. haha+
    I love Jaken: “he’s adopting humans again!”

  27. Jaken stupid as always lol. This ifs very well done 🙂

  28. OMG this is good! I love the colours 😀 So glad I found this!

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