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Kawatengu

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These are rarely seen river Tengu. They conjure up mysterious wisps of light and cause a great deal of trouble for fishermen. Stealing their catch, breaking their equipment, and possible drownings. Their physical appearance is practically unknown. So, this drawing is merely theoretical. 

I’d like to think they’re a type of Kotengu, because of their trouble making schemes. I’d also like to add a reason that they’re rarely seen is because of their camouflage. I used a Eurasian Bittern as a basis. They’re a funny looking water fowl that stretch out their necks and stay very still to hide. Well, this guy was just about to hide so his neck wasn’t so stretchy stretchy. 

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Well done! Love your style!

Well this is gorgeous. I have a soft spot for romanticized Tengu. Very nice. Is that a... bittern crossed with a toad/frog? What was the bird you used?

Also, this reminds me of Brian Jacques' Redwall. Feels just like that lovely place. Thank you for reminding me of it. Also reminds me of Dark Crystal.

nightmareSyrup responds:

Correct, it is a yellow bittern rectracting its neck. Yeah, it makes them look froggy in a way :D
You really mean it? Oh my! I've always aimed to give my work a warm magical look of a fantasy picture book. And I'm absolutely flattered by your comparison, although I'm unfamiliar with the Redwall series o.o; I apologize for that.

YOU MADE IT ON THE FRONT PAGE! CONGRATS <3

nightmareSyrup responds:

Thanks! And Holy smokes, I'm a wee bit tense from it, in a good way :}

There's something majestic and mystical about this artwork. I'd hang it on my wall.

Love the painterly look!

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