Title:Kitsune and the Mountain God’s lantern.
At very young age, Kitsune is taken away from her family, a poor family of rice farmers, to perform has a dancer at the Shogun’s palace.
One day she decides to escape the palace and run away. The young girl wanders too far and gets lost into the forest of Fushimi Inari. Fushimi Inari, a mountain, home of Kami Inari, the Mountain God.
Days passes by, then turned into weeks, Kitsune is deep into the forest unable to find its exit. One night, completely starving, very close to death, she sees a very dim light at far. She masters all her strength, and goes toward the light source, she finds an old lantern, strangely the old lantern is lit, lying down on the forest floor. Has she grabs the lantern, she feels a strange energy, her faintness seems to fade away and she’s able to leave the forest, guided by the lantern’s light.
Kitsune becomes a street performer, traveling from town to town performing her dance with her lantern, has she dances she creates visual illusions, crowds gather around to see her dance and the magic illusions, they look so vivid, so real. One day she realizes that the illusions are more than that, they can materialize, became real…
Word has spread, the Shogun’s son demands to see this amazing dancer and her illusions. She’s invited to the palace; Five years have passed since she escaped from the Shogun’s palace, now she sees herself again returning to that place…
The rest is up to your imagination! Hope you like it!
Equipment: clothing, fox mask and umbrella, all part of the dancer attire.
Logo: Kanji word in the lantern, Kitsune, meaning fox
this is amazing, astoundingly beautiful. The chance I saw this was an immediate favorite, your art skills are beyond compare and are sure to inspire beginner artists that are learning for their art as well. this lit up my day, er night, morning? idk but it's amazing
I didn’t notice the remove of the DD, why did they take the DD? My artwork already had lots of favorites even before the DD, people like it, only the judges didn’t. I think it’s still the artwork with more favorites
The previous contest I’ve entered the same happened, not even considered for a semifinalist: www.deviantart.com/grafik/art/…
At the time I got really bummed, and removed the artwork, I had put so much into it...some of their choices in that contest were very questionable. On this one, I like some of the choices they made. It’s their choices, their contest, nothing to do about it, mabybe more luck next time.
Thanks, but I had feeling this would be the result, same thing happened in the last contest I entered… not even considered for the semi-finalists. This time my entry was made a DD, but still not good for the finalists. I’m thinking of leaving DA, not worth the time.