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Inuyasha - the Whitewater Team by GoldeenHerself Inuyasha - the Whitewater Team by GoldeenHerself
My submission to 's May contest: "Portray the Inuyasha gang enjoying spring and having fun in the sun."

Now, I know when you think of whitewater rafting it strikes one as more of a summer sport, but around here the peak season IS in May (most years) after all. So what would Inuyasha and company do?

GO RAFTING ON THE KAWEAH RIVER BABY!

This picture was done using a reference photo my mom took of a group of rafters earlier this month, so it is almost completely accurate. Inuyasha and gang are heading into the upper part of a Class IV rapid known as the Osterizer. It has a rocky bumpy section up top (where they are) and a huge hole at the bottom that likes to flip boats. As you can see Sango has got the idea pretty good, she is sitting on the outside of the boat ready to padde, but Miroku is all hunched up inside so he won't be able to paddle as effectively. Kagome looks pretty darn apprehensive, and Inuyasha just looks annoyed. And then ther's Shippou... poor Shippou, you better get back in the boat or you're going for the Whitewater High Adventure's Trip!

Btw, Kirara refused to go.

The guide in back could be any one of my rafting buddies, I've sort of stuck him together with bits and pieces of all of them, just to be fair.

Watercolor and pilot pen, text added in photoshop. I'd like to dedicate this piece to all my good river buddies/idols: Frank, Aaron, Scott, Mike, Josh, and Petit. I know none of them have heard of Inu-yasha, and probably will never see this, but if it weren't for you guys I'd probably never have gotten this idea in the first place.

Inuyasha and crew are Rumiko Takahashi.

Extra Note: The crew did NOT flip in Osterizer, although Shippou did fall out. Miroku mysteriously slipped out of the boat in the middle of Bumper (I think Sango had something to do with this), and everyone Except Sango and the Guide fell out in Powerhouse. They made it through Suicide Falls clean, but then the whole thing flipped in the Chair.

Toodles y'all, and happy Spring/Summer!
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:iconfallenfan77:
FallenFan77 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Photographer
I really find this entertaining Heart However, even though I never went rafting before, it looks like so much fun.
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jdbbrz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I like this especially Inuyasha hat with the ear holes so priceless.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
=D Thanks!
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RayOfSanity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Gr8 job with the water..
Btw I love rafting :D..i went rafting this summer and it was loads of fun!!..It was in the Assi river in Lebanon n it was sooo cool :D
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
=D Thanks!

Wow, Lebanon! That's exciting!
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:iconrayofsanity:
RayOfSanity Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
It Is! :D.
You should really check it out someday in the future..
and the river i rafted in actually passes through the WHOLE country!...its amazing and not to mention beautiful! :]
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sailorvulpix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, i cannot tell which is which... (other than Inuyasha, Kagome, and Shippo)
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Kagomesweetheart101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
i went rafting before and my boat tipped D:
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yes, they tend to do that quite frequently. :aww:
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Kagomesweetheart101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
yes they do:nod:
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Pagan-Inspiration Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rafting is so fun! Believe it or not, that's one of the things I went to college for, lol, but we did our guide training on the Ottawa River, home of the Buseater Rodeo and this year's World Freestyle Kayaking Championships. :D You did a great job with everything, especially the water and the guide! Everyone in the raft is pretty lucky I guess, he seems to know what he's doing! :P
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
Rafting is awesome!

I've done some more (nonfanart) rafting cartoons, plus some stories... the list is here: [link] =D

That must have been a fun college! I haven't been rafting outside California (except the Youghiogheny in Pennsylvania), but I keep hearing good things about the rivers up there.

Hee hee. For this painting I used some reference pictures from our local river, mostly so I could get the guide right. Customers are easy to draw (just make 'em look awkward) but guides have got something special about them.
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Pagan-Inspiration Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They do, it's not what I'm doing as a career but everyone who taught me devenitely had a little something to them. I think it must be all the adrenaline, lol.

Check out the programs at Algonquin College in Pembroke: ODA [link] & ODAN (the one I'm in) [link]
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
They are characters indeed! :nod: They all have adrenaline-induced zen... or something.
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gothic-idiot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
uh hi... u 4got 1 word in ur comic thingy...
the word is "To"
DUH
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
I may have forgotten one word, but it seems you have forgotten a few words yourself, not to mention a couple of letters.

Et tu, Brute.
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Student Writer
XD This would be funny to watch! I would think Inuyasha would get frustrated and start destroying the landscape or something.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
Tee hee.

They next day:

*guide* Well folks, we've got a completely new rapid hear, because yesterday we took this monster down and he got kinda upset when the boat tipped over and did this thing with his sword and...
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Student Writer
:giggle:
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Naoko-the-miko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
*busts gut 'causa too much laughing*

WTF?


LMAOxinfinity
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006   Traditional Artist
Tee hee, I'm glad you like! =D
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animebasset Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
im doing an anime summer slideshow for youtube.com, and id LOVE to use this! if you grant me permission, ill give you full cred.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006   Traditional Artist
Certainly you can use this. Just giving credit to Agent Elrond of deviantART will do, and if you can slip in my dA website URL that would of course be awesome.

Good luck with the slideshow, please send me the link when it's finished!
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animebasset Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
check my signature in a while, the link will be there!
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quirkypaynesgrey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
This is such an original idea and their dialogue is so funny! Good work!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and thanks for the fave! =D

:heart:
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RsSanimefan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
o n i love the coloring of the water!!! it looks vry good. :nod:
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! And thanks for the favie! :heart:
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RsSanimefan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
ur welcome ^^
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RsSanimefan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
this is awesome! vry kool idea n the pic looks great too! i rlly like it. :D
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WhiteFoxKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
You know..at first I thought the Guide looked a lot like Kouga with the way his outfit is made >.> then again, I'm a Kouga fanatic, so..yeah.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005   Traditional Artist
Huh, actually never though of Kouga, he's in a different boat (along with Sesshoumaru, Kikyou, Toutosai, Rin, and Jaken).
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fergalicious29 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
hey nice image but i would just give it a 3/5 for the drawing!srry!
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WhiteFoxKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
No kidding? *chuckles and climbs in besides Kouga* .... *looks at the water and clutches onto him* MASAKI!! HELLLLLLLP!!

*is afraid of water*
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lamusicalady Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
*snerk* :rofl: :laughing: :lmao: :phew: :slow: there i go again..... :rofl:
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Susan-Rocket Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
Whoa :o Uber awesomeness Elrond-chan :o
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
I know, I know! =D

:evillaugh:

Glad you likeses it!
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notoes Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
I am soo loving this and the description of who fell out where plus what they ~should~ have done is great. I tell you I'm with Kirara! I love rollercoasters but would not go near a rapid...maybe because I can't swim that good? This is an instant fave. The coloring/shading/etc is so good it looks like it could almost be a photomanip straight from a photograph -that's how realistic it looks.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Traditional Artist
Oh I'm glad you like it! I worked really hard from a photo reference to get it looking that good! ^^

Lol, actually, with rafting it's more important to have good balance so you stay in the raft. Becuase if you fall out you have so much gear on it pretty much makes you float no matter what you do, and then the guides pull you back in pronto. It can still be kinda scary tho, especially the Class IV ad Vs.

=D Thankies for teh favage!
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Pebbles1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow, thats really cool. Nice work. :clap:
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kirayasha Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
OMG!! This is soooo awesome, Elrond-chan!! The water is excellent not to mention a fantastic job on everything else!!
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 23, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! And thanks for the fave too! :hug:
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kirayasha Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
:hug: You're most welcome to both, Elrond-chan!! Good luck in the contest too!! I can see now that I'm going to lose to you...but hey if I have to lose to anyone, I'd rather it be you! :hug:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 23, 2005   Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! ^^ But really, I don't take contests very seriously since it's really just all for fun!
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kirayasha Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
True, but it is fun to have a bit of friendly competion!! *laughs* I very rarely win anywyas... So I enter for fun too!
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ArofaTamahn Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lo-o-ove this! And I can appreciate this because I went through this for real (and got sucked into Osterizer's hole too). :roll:

I wonder how much fun was it for Kagome to fall out in Powerhouse and The chair? Aw heck how much fun was it for Inu-Yasha to fall out in Powerhouse and The chair!? :XD:

:+fav:
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irishgirl982 Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!!! this is great!! i just LOOOVE how you did the water O.o;
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 23, 2005   Traditional Artist
I love how I did the water too... =D It was tough... water is always tough, but I think I pulled it off well. ^^
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irishgirl982 Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
you certainly did! i'm jealous of your water painting (i assume?) skill! *drools*
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner May 23, 2005   Traditional Artist
Lol, yes, this was painted. But I've also gotten pretty good at drawing water too! =D

(Wasn't always like that tho. :o )
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