Samurai Picture

Part of a series for a childrens booklet about the Japanese mythological figure known as the 'kitsune'. (fox, trickster)

In Japanese mythology the kitsune is a fox who can shapeshift. Some are knows as tricksters, trying to fool humans, others are known as a deity or protector.

The number of tails (which can variate from 1 - 9) a kitsune has shows the 'rank' of the kitsune. The more tails, the more powerfull the kitsune is.

This particular kitsune only has got one tail, which makes him less powerfull then the others, though he still excels in fighting.

Media used:
Chinese ink, pastel and colored pencil on cardboard.
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