Konoha Tengu


Tengu range from goblin-like creatures to nigh invincible demi-gods. They’re mostly avian in appearance, but more powerful ones tend to have humanoid features. Konoha Tengu are known for playing cruel pranks on people, so as one may guess, it falls on the former category. Although dressed in ascetic monk’s attire these variety are less disciplined than the more powerful Dai Tengu. 
How cruel are their pranks, one may ask. Well, it can be as annoying as stealing valuable heirlooms, like the sword pictured here, or something downright disturbing. Imagine children taking insects apart. You know, tearing wings off one at a time and see if it still flies…yeah…like that… 
Luckily, they’re easily outsmarted. Although cunning in nature, they tend to overestimate their abilities, and that kind of arrogance can be used against them.
I wonder if I should make a print mini-series starring the several Tengu variants? I’m bad a t keeping promises, but I’ll try.

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Robed, sword-wielding, Japanese potoo. Very good, very good indeed.


So this is some amazing work you have here the massive amount of color is pretty good you have some very deep talent and show it here so I was really impressed with all the work you have done here, so nice job on this one, would be nice if more lighting effects came through on this one.

maybe some added lighting effects.


nightmareSyrup responds:

I'm currently practicing photographic lighting, and gwarsh it's hard to do 😂 but I'm still trying.

THIS IS AMAZING! So please do more Tengu variants.

nightmareSyrup responds:

Ayup! There's more, I have 7 of them 😁

I really like this design, and the use of colors! I was not aware of the creature, then again, I'm not very familiar with yokai. Some details feel to get lost a bit, that it all of it blends a bit too much together, or maybe it is that the values are a bit too spread out across the entire picture? It doesn't detract too much though, and as a whole I really dig it. Keep up the good work!

nightmareSyrup responds:

Thanks 😄 Yeah, I think I went a little overboard with the light effects on this one.

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Jan 14, 2019
7:13 AM EST
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