Nukekubi Picture

My entry for Rochester's annual 6x6 show. Had lotsa fun with this one, and it took quite some time despite being so small. It's based on the Japanese myth of the Nukekubi -- seemingly normal humans by day, and by night monsters whose heads fly off in search of human prey. You can read about it in the short story "Rokuro-Kubi" in Kwaidan.

Here I depict the body trying to reattach to the head after a successful hunt.

Number 1155 on the RoCo 6x6x2011 website: [link]
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