Friday, February 11, 2011

Bake-kujira. Tattoo concept?

I like the Bake-kujira...
Once long ago an enormous skeletal whale appeared off the coast of Shimane Prefecture, accompanied by a host of strange fish and ominous birds. A fisherman tried throwing his harpoon at it, but it had no effect, and the ghost whale continued out to sea with its eerie multitude.
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Ballpoint, and some felttip pens. and manymany hours watching/listing to David Attenborough. Concept for my back piece...needs more fish....

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Just noticed from your comment that I uploaded this image from this blog and didn't noticed it was actually your work and I left it anonymous, so sorry . I already put the link and credits ;)

    Yours and Mizuke Shigeru drawings of the Bake-kujira are my two favorites ones for this yokai. I specially love all the weird creatures you draw, like those creepy fishs.

    Besides that description of the obakemono project, I also read that wherever it goes, a curse is set upon the town, and chaos and disease will follow.