Seems like my image format of choice lately has been .gif, since I've been playing with transparencies and am occasionally (often) too lazy to make a background. In this case, it worked out pretty well, since I wanted to keep the transparency of Amaratsu's little flames (although it would show up better if I had a background, oh well...) In keeping with my theme of gifs and trying new things, I attempted to mimic the original inking style of the character and keep with the coloring style. I think I was pretty successful. Originally this image was designed as a graphic for a stamp (I may post a photo of the stamp and its print later), and I think it works well as a digital image too.
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.