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Original: Bored Little Ghost
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Published: May 22, 2009
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I needed a break from commissions, and luckily had another half day of free time at work for my own projects.

The inspiration for this comes from how beautiful and spooky Japanese temples can be at night. That and Japanese ghosts are neat; they've got everything ranging from truly terrifying to just plain silly. Anywhere that has sandal and umbrella spirits is doing something right!

I modeled the temple and gate as 3D modeling practice; renders of the models are here: [link] [link] [link]

Info on all the obake here can be found here: [link]
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Comments (151)
BornAsunder's avatar
Nice! You did a good job capturing the quirkiness of the Japanese Youkai.
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chivalryss|Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps she's trying to go home
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kaykaye10|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very pretty
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DreamTheBunny|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, I love this!!! >U< I love how colorful and bright it is, it's hard to focus on just one thing!!! XD
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KiriHearts's avatar
I love this! So cute and spooky at the same time. I love all of the obake too. Yay!
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Yagamiseven's avatar
hahha she does look bored
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Snowflower--Chan00's avatar
Gorgeous!!!! :3 (hugs)
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SirDrakey's avatar
ah summer!
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KishxIchigo4ever's avatar
This is really pretty! I like it. :)
Also, I don't know if people have already told you this, but this reminds me of Gaia a lot. XD

In the Zen Garden area in Gaia, when it turns to night, they have lanterns come out and haunt the temples too. :P
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Gold-Sun|Student Filmographer
This outfit is from china or japan???
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AkiUrameshi|Student Traditional Artist
That is really good and cute! I like how you color it. ^.^
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BlueRowan's avatar
The coloring on this is amazing! I espically love the girl ghost.
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White-Fox-Spirit|Student Digital Artist
this is cool!!! I love it!
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G-gglypuff's avatar
Very cute scene. The bored expression the girl's got is priceless.
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animeloveergamestoo's avatar
do u know what the spiti call the one with the one eye and mouth?
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opaltaki's avatar
The Umbrella and the the Lanturns remind me of the ZOMG game from Gaia online. LOL I plAY that a lot and it's in Zen Gardens.
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AshleyCassaday|Professional Digital Artist
Awww! I just now noticed the little kodama in the tree. This is such a beautiful piece! :love:
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windy-wolf's avatar
This is great!! I love all the details you put on this theme, awesome! The colours, ahhh.
The only thing i find a bit weird are the flames.. they are sorta.. solid? Dunno, maybe painting them more like the ghost's "tail" :S
Such a nice piece!
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SilentAnopsia's avatar
With so much going on around her, You'd think she wouldnt be bored.
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Schreibaby-Zephyr|Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least the yokai in Japan are friendlier than the US's!
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Straw Demon? [link]
Brilliant. No end.
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Christopia1984|Student Digital Artist
Very nice. It really does the Japanese ghost folklore to justice.
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UndeadPrincess|Hobbyist General Artist
Japanese ghosts are awesome
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Gatling-Gun-Bane's avatar
It's crazy how when I look at her surroundings, out of the corner of my eye she looks transparent, but when I look directly at her she's not. That's simply amazing. You did a wonderful job.
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