Michibiku Picture

Finally made another painting, and one that I wanted to upload. When the idea popped into my head, I chose to paint. I admit, I could've done better, but what do you expect.
So I don't confuse my viewers, what I have here, is a crow. To be more specific, the Yatagarasu. From playing the cult-classic game "Okami", I now have two ideas for pictures, and this was one of them. In case you can't tell, the animal has three legs. In Japanese mythology, the Yatagarasu is envisioned as a three-legged crow. There are hypotheses on what the legs represent, but the reason remains unclear. What I know of him, is that in his part of the legends, the sun goddess Amaterasu sent him to find Emperor Jimpu, to guide him from a hostile Kumano territory to the ship Yamato. Being able to navigate unknown lands, he makes for a perfect guide.
There is a card in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters game based on this, simply with the design. Of course, on that card's art, it's third leg can't be seen. I've also seen this kind of thing in the video game "Darksiders II": in lieu of someone like The Watcher, Death seeks guidance from a crow friend he calls Dust, who can help the player navigate the area to reach the next objective.

I tried hard on the detail. I thought that maybe he would be looking ahead under a clear day sky, but perched on something of wood. I thought that I could give licks of purple for highlighting. Getting a shot was a pain in the arse.

Anyway, I painted with acrylics on a cheap canvas. I was listening to Epica: Requiem for the Indifferent, drinking chocolate milk, and eating a muffin. Feedback is appreciated.
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