Kappa Study Picture

2010年8月に描いた河童の落書き。(オリジナル:[link])今日スキャンして塗ってみました。
河童のデザインは一般のとちょっと違って「人間に似ているけど、人間じゃない」にしたかったんです。尖った耳は好きから付けました。(笑)

Kappa sketches I made in August 2010. (pencil sketch: [link])
I liked the sketches, so I scanned and CG'ed them today.

Kappa are river imps of Japanese folklore, often depicted as a roughly humanoid figure with a scaly skin, turlte-like shells, webbed hands and duck beaks.
I tried taking a step away from both popular and traditional kappa designs, and make them look like intelligent empathizable humanoids, but not too human. So I payed extra attention to anatomy of the face and limbs. They have long pointy ears because I like long pointy ears.
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