A Japanese Folk Tale: Yuki Onna

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As great fans of the Japanese folklore, today we bring you a creature from a popular folktale, the Yuki Onna (Snow Woman). She is a Japanese snow spirit known for her beauty and also for killing humans.
In some versions she is described as having very pale skin with black hair contrasting with her white kimono, she leaves no footprints as she floats over the snow and sometimes her feet are invisible.

Following one of the legends about its origins where a snow spirit of a Yuki Onna is born from a woman that fell on the snow, the decision for a regretful girl taken by the sadness of a letter she just received, laying on the snow and perishing from exposure gives us our own Yuki Onna, with the fleeting reminiscence of being human in the past, when faced by the beauty of the cherry trees under the snow.

Gathering some courage we felt compelled to give a haiku a try…

“No footsteps, no sound,
A letter filled with regrets
of being human.”

The Yuki Onna calls out to people on snowy nights and if you reply, she attacks, but there’s also the version where she will push you off a cliff if you don’t reply as well, so if you ever meet one… Good luck?…

There’s also a post about the lines for this illustration. Check it out!

★Happy Friday happenings to all. See you next week and stay inspired★

Lunar Year 2019 wip

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work-in-progress (wip) for Lunar Year’s illustration of 2019

Hey everyone!
Here’s a little sneak peek to leave a curiosity seed for our next illustration.
Look forward to this next Friday as we’ll celebrate the New Lunar Year with you!

★until then, see you soon and stay inspired★

 

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Quick pinup to be study

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This might not correspond to the final product… teehee ♥

Hi there everybody! Here’s the Cat and the Fox together at long last to start bringing you posts more often! This marks the beginning of a true team-ness feeling for this blog! Woohoo!!!

 

Truth be told, it always saddened us that there was no true way to show that these posts are actually written by two people/pests so we hope the adding of our avatars will change that!

 

Yep, this feels a lot better! So today we’re dropping this quick concept art for a future pinup. We usually discuss an idea, then we do a quick character study until we’re satisfied and then we add a bit of colours.

 

We might tweak the colours when we get closer to the final product but what matters is getting a feel for the character first.

 

This is it for now! If you have any questions for us don’t be shy! We’ll be more than happy to reply the best we can. And now back to celebrating this success and more to come soon! Bye everyone!

Red and her bodyguards

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Today we bring you a bit of the unexpected. Meet Miss Red and her bodyguards~

Before you start wondering how rushed it looks we want to confess! This was supposed to be a simple preliminary study on composition and colours for something we’re working on that ended up getting a little more rendered than planned.

We really don’t mind, it almost gained a life of its own, and that’s always a good feeling for us♥

Now back to work!!★★