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"There comes a time, in a mythological creature's life...when you just have to bang a drum. A taiko, drum!"

Man oh man, this has been one heck of a week! Last week Friday, I was surprised with an early Christmas present...a credit card! Well not actually a credit card, but my mother, armed with said credit card said went downtown, to a very special computer store, to buy an incredibly special tablet that I've had my eye on, for as long as I've been making digital art in photoshop. Now, with said new tablet, I've been very, very inspired. So much so, that I apologize in advance if my tumblr/various blogs and here on deviantArt, becomes jam-crammed, with everything I scribble out. But I'm not kidding about the inspiration part, a few times this week, I've bolted out of my bed, marched over to the home office, if only to tinker with things. It's great 8D!

About this picture, There was a post on Facebook by the staff of Ochiba~con asking if any artists wanted to make promotional art of their mascot, Maple, for their upcoming convention in October. I've been meaning to try my hand at a little anthro art, so I figured it was a good chance, and this is the end result. I hope Ochiba's staff enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it.

✚Tools: Sakura Micron pens, Photoshop CS6, Wacom Cintiq 22HD Tablet
✚Time:6 hours.
✚Original size: 3300x2550px
✚Resources: bittbox
✚Extras: speedpaint video | tumblr link
✚Links: tranquil-solace | blog | tumblr | twitter | facebook | shop(prints and buttons)

Maple the Tanuki(c)Ochiba~con
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