Remember when I mentioned there’ll be surprises?
This is one!
Remember when I mentioned there’ll be surprises?
This is one!
I’m busy with (hopefully) my very last university test before my thesis, so I’ve barely posted a few drawings these days. But once I’m done with that, prepare for some big surprises. You’ll see.
And now for my first oC drawing in four years!
Koropokkuru are a race spoken of in Ainu folklore. In their language, the name means “people under the butterbur leaves”. They appear as tiny humanoid beings, quick of foot and skilled at fishing and hunting. They inhabited the land before Ainu themselves, building their houses underground beneath butterbur plants, and would exchange food and items with them. They however disliked to be seen, and would carry out their trades late at night. One night, an overly curious young man waited in hiding and captured one of the traders, who turned out to be a beautiful female of their kind. This caused a diplomatic incident between Ainu and Koropokkuru, and the little creatures vanished, never to be found again.
I was gifted a copy of openCanvas 5.5 by a friend, so now I’m finally back to my “true” art application. Expect a lot more colored art from me, and maybe more!
For now, enjoy my last SAI drawing for the time being.
(BGM: Electro Boost - Ratchet and Clank - Crack in Time OST)
Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto is the Shinto goddess of dawn and entertainment, and wife of the warrior god Sarutahiko Okami.
One day the storm god Susanoo went on a rampage after an argument with the sun goddess Amaterasu, to which she took great offense and secluded herself in the Amano-Iwato cave, making all creation fall into darkness. However, Ame-no-Uzume put together a plan with the other gods to lure her out: after placing the Mirror of Yata close to the goddess’ cave, she climbed on an upturned bathtub and started dancing while stripping. The resulting ruckus made Amaterasu peek out of her cave in curiosity, only for her to be enthralled by her own reflection in the mirror. The gods approached Amaterasu and convinced her to come back with them, and the world was bathed in sunlight once again. Susanoo gave her the mirror as an apology gift, along with the Kusanagi sword and the Yasakani jewel.
Ame-no-Uzume’s dance would later be in the inspiration for the art of kagura, holy theatrical dances to appease the gods and invite them among mankind.
While I’m finishing a character study, I decided to post an old one I never shared in the past. This was actually created for a friend’s story ‘verse, but they let me free to use him for my own purposes. And indeed, out of all the characters I created she’s among those I would have the most fun using in a big project.
This here is Keung SIuhok (pron. “chan shaoho”, the first name meaning “little crane”), a young Cantonese girl with a talent for the onmyoudo (esoteric Taoism) arts. She’s especially good at befriending supernatural creatures, who lend her their power as her shikigami servants. And as you can see, she made a lot of friends.The other characters who appear in this batch both belong to my friend. One is Mami, a fox woman of Greek origins (kudos if you can guess who she actually is), who settled in Japan and, among other things, acted as a mentor for Siuhok. Well, she’s not exactly being a role model here, but…
The other character is Pai, the utterly adorable jiangshi handmaiden of my friend’s main OC. I thought she would’ve been happy to meet someone else from her country, so I threw her in.
this is a baby crow. this is fucking cute. this is fucking adorable. the end.
there is a baby crow on your dash
now stop the pornBaby of death
one day itll be part of a murder
But for now its super cute x3
Actually, I looked it up and this is a buff-banded rail chick instead. Curiously, they have a completely black down as babies. And are also totally adorable.
Day 31 - ALL-TIME FAVOURITE
(BGM: Liberation Maiden OST + Tornado Man Stage - Mega Man 9 OST)
And so here it is, at long last. It took more than a year with a long pause in-between and several scrapped drawings, but it’s finally over. I probably took this more seriously than owed to, considering it’s just a Tumblr art challenge, but just once in my life I wanted to start something and see it to the end, no matter how long it took. To everyone who had the patience to follow me up to this point, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This picture is dedicated to a Pokémon I’ll never forget in my life: Mana, my Staraptor from Pearl.
Staraptor itself left a huge impression on me because I wasn’t spoilered to its appearance prior to playing the game, so when Mana finally evolved I felt like a little girl with her pony. She stuck with me through the whole game, and while her specs weren’t perfect, together with my Honchkrow O-kuu she scored some memorable victories in link battles.
One in particular I’ll always remember. After a brilliant first match against a friend, the second was basically a knockdown drag-out fight. It ended with Mana with 96 health left and a Breloom with Mach Punch at full health. I gambled it all on the off-chance that Intimidate would defang Mach Punch enough for her to survive, and pressed on with Brave Bird. Mana destroyed the Breloom in one hit… KOing herself in the process. And I won 1-0.
Ever since then, that bird has been my hero.
Thank you, Mana. To this day, you’re still the fondest memory I have of this game.
Posting this kind of announcements here never got me any responses, but I guess there’s no harm in trying.
I’m currently available for quick $10 commissions. You’ll get something of about this quality level.
Just a disclaimer: I can do NWS art, just not fetish stuff or anything the average person would find weird or gross. Furries are out too: nothing against them of course, I’ve just fallen out with them for personal reasons.
Normally I don’t do OCs, as I have a hard time drawing something I’ve just been introduced to, but you can try me and see if I like their concept. Don’t get your hopes too up though : x
Lastly, you can repost if you want, but please ask me for permission first.
That is all. Leave me an ask/message and we’ll get down to business. Hope you’ll find my work worthwhile.
A friend just explained to me the awful truth (at least to me as an Italian) that 90% of US houses don’t have a bidet, and most people have never seen one in their life…
[20:57:15] Flames Within Black Feathers: I need a short break, my brain hurts.
[20:57:25] Midnight Tea: Sorry XD talking about butts this long ahaha
[20:57:47] Midnight Tea: But yeah you can probably ask any of your American friends and they’ll say they’re bidet-less too
[20:58:00] Flames Within Black Feathers: More like reeling at the thought of a country as big as USA smelling like a million asses.
[20:58:24] Midnight Tea: W-well, we do have toilet paper
[20:58:52] Flames Within Black Feathers: That just moves the stuff to another surface.
[20:59:18] Flames Within Black Feathers: This isn’t a nation, it’s the worst Reality Marble ever. Unlimited Butthole Works.
[20:59:20] Flames Within Black Feathers: My god.