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This is my rendition of a tengu, a type of Japanese forest spirit, done in the style of a woodblock print. The writing is actually my name in scribbly Chinese, it's really only there for aesthetic value. Drawn, colored and rendered in photoshop, including the patterns.
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frogsvalley's avatar
now i really want to try to do this as an actual woodblock print. the patterns will kill me.
PandemicalShade's avatar
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! This picture is all over the internet and I have literally been searching hours for its source... I was quite surprised to realize it's contemporary art because it looks a lot like a historical woodblock print! 
Gorrem's avatar
Thank you! Is it really all over the internet? I haven't seen it! Facebook Laughing Tears emoji 
Can I purchase a print of this? Awesome!!
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pookiesaurus4's avatar
Dude! I don't need to see your teeth!
Amazing tengu!  I would buy a book full of these :)
ShinigamiRyuku's avatar
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZephyrTheKid's avatar
You really captured the Japanese style!
HedonistGnarls's avatar
If the creature is Japanese why sign your name in Chinese? Great work though.
Gorrem's avatar
Thanks! Because even though the artwork style is Japanese, I am still Chinese :P
kofaile's avatar
i really like this and the Qilin. i like the old art pieces that are still around of Japanese monsters and myths, as well as Sumerian, Egyptian, and other ancient cultures. i love that you are using the style in modern fashion.... well done.
Burtonfan96's avatar
I love Tengu´s!!!
jrxxl's avatar
Love your strokes, your style, and the colors of this tengu *-*
Also the tongue xD
redflowerblooming's avatar
beautiful styling!! :D
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SonicWolvelina99's avatar
I love the background!
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jimmyiaciofano's avatar
wow really cool! i love the backgound pattern, it really has the eastern/asian feel to it! the patterns on the clothing are really good too
maybe one of the fabrics could have been plainer just to let the other patterns come out a bit
a really cool image
well done!
Pimpypants's avatar
Looks freakin' amazing :D
BlackRhodium's avatar
wow it just like japan clasic pictures
pyr0s's avatar
Wow! Well done with the traditional japanese style!
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