Friday, May 18, 2018

Japanese Spirit

I had 2 ideas for this picture and after asking others what I should do, I tried several times and several poses and then tried the second idea...nether worked. Then I thought about different spirits from Japanese mythos. The Tengu is a complex and confusing spirit as it is derived from a word for dog, but was a bird spirit. So, I decided to do a bird with a spirit face to go with this flower. "Tengu Bird Spirit with Flower", 9 x 17, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 18.

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