Commission for people who don't have a dA account.
The people of the sun move on, leaving something divine behind in the name of progress. ( If you want to learn more about the extinction of the two Japanese wolf species, go here: [link]
OR check out the deviation at the bottom of the description.)
( Every aspect of this picture save the meaning was requested, and you must understand how hard it was to not make this look like Okami.)
The character was heavily referenced from here: [link]
This was traditionally inked and all the colors and textures applied in Photoshop.