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The Tragic Priestess by SassyLilPanda The Tragic Priestess by SassyLilPanda
Woot! Back to the keychain drawing board. And look at who it is! It's the beautiful priestess (or miko if you prefer), Kikyo! (or Kikyou, however you prefer to spell it... I personally think Kikyo looks better because Kikyou makes me think of "Kik and you" LOL.) Anywho, this drawing, as enjoyable as it was in some parts, was a BITCH. That HAIR! I mean DAMN! It was worse than Sesshoumaru's and he has longer, thicker, fuller hair than anybody! I think it was mainly because of the shape Kik's hair takes, hence why it was such a pain to lineart.

Also, before anybody else says anything, I am aware her hands are not showing. When I was browsing through images of Kikyo, I noticed that her sleeves are so long they cover her hands. I feel if I had drawn them, it would've made her arms too long, and since her arms are down at her sides and she's not holding anything, you can't see them. Just wanted to clear that up. Anyway, I hope you guys like her too! Kikyo is my 2nd favorite character in this anime/manga. Or she is my favorite, but she's my favorite female where as Sesshoumaru is my favorite male. So yeah! :D Enjoy!

P.S. Thank you in advance for any comments and/or faves! It means the world to me! :hug:
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always have trouble with Kikyo's bangs... I just can;t draw straight bangs like that! :p You did a really awesome job drawing her.
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww they're really not too hard! You just gotta keep on practicing! But thank you so very much!
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pinkprincess90 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
perfect
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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pinkprincess90 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
your welcome
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Chuly Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks beautiful great pic
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you so much for this!
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome? lol ^^;
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Colors789 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh! Don't like her but I love the drawing of her
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww how come? Poor Kik, so misunderstood...

Thank you. :aww:
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Colors789 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No. I like her. I just don't like the way she treats kagome and her all up on inuyasha after she tried to kill him so many times
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah. That was much earlier in the series though, and when she was sure that Inuyasha had betrayed her. She was also going through a hard time because she was a dead woman, cold, no warmth, no softness to her skin, etc... She envied the living and so she struggled. I think she only tried to kill him a couple of times, and like I said, that was early on. She let go of that later on the series. She helped save Kagome, she's saved Rin before, and she saved Kohaku's life. She and Kagome actually fought together. The two could read each other's eyes easily. Especially during Kikyo's final battle. She's a very complex and misunderstood character. It's really sad that so many people hate her.
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Colors789 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't hate her like that. I just hate that after so many years she couldn't let go of a grudge especially trying to drag inuyasha down to H3LL with her.
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and that's when she didn't know about Naraku and believed that it was Inuyasha who truly betrayed her. Then she went through an obsession face where she wanted to embrace death with him because she was still in love with him, even though she was dead. Again, that was earlier in the series. She grew well past that point and moved on, even though she still loved him. Instead, she became drawn with finding a way to completely destroy and defeat Naraku permanently so she could move on an her soul could finally rest in peace.
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Colors789 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True just saying. The creator s created her like that. They meant for her to be hated/loved by all
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creator. Her name is Rumiko Takahashi. Like I said, even in the manga, just like in the anime, Kikyo was only like this at the very beginning. She changed, and she changed A LOT and for the better as the series went on. So much so that her final death was truly heartbreaking.
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rosyreunion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I really enjoy your artwork! They are truly gorgeous~ I would like to share them with other people so I wonder if I could put them in a fanclub?
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww: :thanks:
Is it like a fanclub on here or somewhere else? I don't mind if you do, but if it's not here, just please be sure to link back to here or give me credit. Thank you! :aww:
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rosyreunion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
and of cause your name would be credited,here is the link [link], the copyright are explained on the first page, all I wanna do is let other people been entertained by happiness-sharing and nice-works inspiring. again,thank you~~
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, sure. :aww: That is fine. :) Thank you for spreading my work to others!
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Hypnocrown Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
One word: B-E-A-utiful! >_<

I don't know why but I always thought it was spelled Kykyo. Go figure... ^^;
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :D

Haha yeah, it's Kikyo. ;P Some people spell it Kikyou also. Not sure why. They just do! But the actual spelling is Kikyo.
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Hypnocrown Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're most welcome fellow Inuyasha lover (my favorite anime even though I keep seeing new ones that I also love a lot).
Oh, I see... thanks for letting me know! I really should correct the spelling on my fan fiction then. :D
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, it's one of my very favorites as well, but I do have a few others I enjoy! :aww:
Haha, you might want to. ;D
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Hypnocrown Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Right!

Oh yeah, I'm planning on doing that but since it does take time well... I'll edit it later. XD
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SweetAyu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
:iconcheerplz: This is so pretty. I've always liked Kikyo. Her life was filled with such sadness, though. =( This is a really nice drawing of her.
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, sweetie! Yes, me too. Kikyo's entire story is really tragic and heartbreaking, but thanks to Kagome, her soul was saved and in her final moments, she got to be an ordinary woman which is what she always longed for. Again, thank you! :D I tried to do her justice!
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And that is the reason why Kikyo fans should NOT hate Kagome! I was happy that Kikyo got to rest in peace, and happy that Inuyasha got to live a happy life with kagome. BTW, am I bugging you with all my obsessive comments? Let me know if I am, 'cuz I'll stop. I don't want to seem like a stalker.
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen to this! Gosh it's so hard to find people that think like me very often! Most are like "I love Kagome and hate Kikyo!" or "I hate Kagome and love Kikyo!" and it's like... goodness.. @_@
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOW!!!! And most of those people are just CRAZY and waste their time getting into stupid online arguments and calling each other names. It's just ridiculous!
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SweetAyu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Your welcome! Yes, you described Kikyo
just the way I imagined how she felt in
her final moments. I think you did do her justice. =) :clap:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
So very tragic.:(

Great job as always!
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :thanks:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
You're welcome!:hug:
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kiquegr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
awesome :D
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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PassionateWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow! good job!
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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ChiuuChiuu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Beautiful!
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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icegirljenni Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
A beautiful elegant priestess :aww:

Wow I really like your shading skill, it looks so lively :aww:
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That she is, but I feel so sorry for her. The poor dear.

Thank you very much! :D I try! lol :aww:
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icegirljenni Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Ya she has a tragic love life I feel sorry for her too. And there are many Kikyo haters out there :thumbsdown:
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her whole story is tragic, truthfully. Not just her love life. All she ever wanted was to be an ordinary woman, which she did finally get right before she died, but still. So very sad, and I just do my best to ignore the haters. Poor Kik. :(
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icegirljenni Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I agree I think deep inside her heart she was hoping to be like Kagome? Who knows because Kagome seems to be living much more freedom than Kikyo. At least that's what I think.

If one is not a Kikyo fan by just reading the Kikyo haters comment you will get your brain washed.. :-/ They are scary..
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's possible, but I think Kikyo just longed to be a normal, ordinary woman who didn't have to have the responsibility of watching over the Shikon no Tama and keeping it purified. She wanted Inuyasha to become human, so she could live along with him and be a normal woman without the priestess responsibilities.

Kikyo haters are terrifying, but there are also some who love her just a little too much and they can be just as scary. In fact, I had one on here awhile back that attacked the crap out of me because I ship Inuyasha and Kagome rather than Inuyasha and Kikyo. She called me a bitch over and over and wouldn't stop harassing me. DA finally perma-banned her.
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icegirljenni Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Do you think Kikyo would stills live and love Inuyasha if he is not able to change into a human? I always ask myself but I find no answer because I don't know what Kikyo really think... What do you think?

Woah! Since when we were not allowed to pick our favorite pairing? I am happy that she was permanently banned. I mean hello.... everyone has choices no? Feh! I do think InuXKikyo is a possible pairing :-) Kagome is after all Kikyo reincarnation :aww:
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SassyLilPanda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think she would still love Inuyasha even if he didn't become human and the sacred jewel still existed, but she wouldn't be able to live a life as an ordinary woman. Kikyo did love him, but she longed for that normal life without the responsibilities of having the jewel.

Haha, I know right? o.o Yeah, InuxKik would've been a possible pairing had she lived, but she didn't. She died, and at the end, Inuyasha and Kagome got married. This girl just went absolutely apeshit and crazy on me when I tried to calmly reason with her, but even then, she kept attacking me and calling me "bitch" over and over again. It wasn't very fun...
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Moon41083 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Nice picture of Kikyo and I notice that she has no hands! >< I will just say that she's hiding them hehe
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