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Onmyodo no Sekai - Obake by pennyguin Onmyodo no Sekai - Obake by pennyguin
It's your lucky day!!! More Onmyodo no Sekai art! (OnS is a project between :iconminion-of-the-1337: and myself).
So this is a sneak peak at Obake, the independent oni hunter. I'm still tweaking the ideas around for his introduction. He will appear in chapter 2 so I don't want to give too much away. Basically a supporting character for now.

Taken from my sketchbook:

Obake
- The general term for ghost in Japanese. Unlike in American and western culture, obake often appear in the hot summer months in old houses and odd places. With his white face paint and wild hair, Obake resembles a manifested spirit. Although not truely a ghost, Obake assumed this name because of his ability to see and fight demons, which he originally mistakens for spirits.

Watona - The name of Obake's face paint style, one of many designs used in kabuki.

Hair - It's actually a red wig that is also used in kabuki. [I couldn't find the official name for those kind of wigs.]

Mask - Obake sometimes wears a kitsune or fox mask as an added disguise.

Ok, so those are the elements of his character. I tried my best researching names and terms, but if I made a mistake or something doesn't sound right, please let me know ^_^;;;

Overall, I had a lot of fun designing this character. I have another picture of him coming soon but I want to start on the manga first.

Obake and Onmyodo no Sekai (c) :iconminion-of-the-1337::iconpennyguin:
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:iconmerinid-de:
Merinid-DE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like red-white-(black) colors ... and fox-masks ^_^
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pennyguin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
hehe me too. thanks for the comment!
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entwineddarkness Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Ah...looking forward to OnS!
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:iconpennyguin:
pennyguin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
That's great! I'm glad to hear it ^_^ I'm looking forward to presenting it!
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treia Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Amazing, it's awesome Pen! :D
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:iconpennyguin:
pennyguin Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Thanks!! :w00t:
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KitsuneYoukaiX2006 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
XD Wow this is totally awesome! Great job Phia! :glomp:
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:iconpennyguin:
pennyguin Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Thanks so much ^^ :glomp:
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:iconkitsuneyoukaix2006:
KitsuneYoukaiX2006 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Your welcome ^^
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Joe-Ashaman Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Holy Cow!!!!

This character......... Wow!

Great job!
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