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Hi there guys! This is an image done time ago for for the especial Doujinshi, NUDO that will be presented at Kaigai Manga Festa, Tokyo, Japan... so If you are in Tokyo this days give us a visit :) and pick this Doujin wich also contain more art from the artist of :iconudoncrew: Tokyo Big Sight, East-West Atrium, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
11:00am to 4:00pm .Admission 1000yen ($12.50CDN)
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CHILE!! ATENCION TEMUCO!! :D... Mañana viernes a a las 12 del dia estare, dando una charla sobre color digital, procesos y tecnica en Inacap durante el evento VOLUMEN 2, ojo la ENTRADA es GRATUITA! estare Viernes y Sabado en mi stand, llevare prints asi que si quieren darse una vuelta y charlar un rato :) mas info sobre el evento aqui
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OK, LETS WIKIATTACK!!

Kitsune (狐 meaning fox) are an especial obakemono, usually present as a trickster band shapeshifter in japanese folklore. Is believed to possess superior intelligence, long life, and magical powers. They are a type of yōkai, or spiritual entity, and the word kitsune is often translated as fox spirit. However, this does not mean that kitsune are ghosts, nor that they are fundamentally different from regular foxes. Because the word spirit is used to reflect a state of knowledge or enlightenment, all long-lived foxes gain supernatural abilities.

There are two common classifications of kitsune. The zenko (literally good foxes) are benevolent, celestial foxes associated with the god Inari; they are sometimes simply called Inari foxes. On the other hand, the yako (literally field foxes, also called nogitsune) tend to be mischievous or even malicious. Local traditions add further types. For example, a ninko is an invisible fox spirit that human beings can only perceive when it possesses them. Another tradition classifies kitsune into one of thirteen types defined by which supernatural abilities the kitsune possesses.

Physically, kitsune are noted for having as many as nine tails. Generally, a greater number of tails indicates an older and more powerful fox; in fact, some folktales say that a fox will only grow additional tails after it has lived 100 years. One, five, seven, and nine tails are the most common numbers in folk stories. When a kitsune gains its ninth tail, its fur becomes white or gold. These kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed foxes) gain the abilities to see and hear anything happening anywhere in the world. Other tales attribute them infinite wisdo

One of the oldest surviving kitsune tales provides a widely known folk etymology of the word kitsune. Unlike most tales of kitsune who become human and marry human males, this one does not end tragically:
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"Ono, an inhabitant of Mino (says an ancient Japanese legend of A.D. 545), spent the seasons longing for his ideal of female beauty. He met her one evening on a vast moor and married her. Simultaneously with the birth of their son, Ono's dog was delivered of a pup which as it grew up became more and more hostile to the lady of the moors. She begged her husband to kill it, but he refused. At last one day the dog attacked her so furiously that she lost courage, resumed vulpine shape, leaped over a fence and fled.

"You may be a fox," Ono called after her, "but you are the mother of my son and I love you. Come back when you please; you will always be welcome."

So every evening she stole back and slept in his arms."

Because the fox returns to her husband each night as a woman but leaves each morning as a fox, she is called Kitsune. In classical Japanese, kitsu-ne means come and sleep, and ki-tsune means "always comes".
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for creating this excellent picture with your amazing skills, the color arrangement and the beautiful theme are what makes me so happy seeing it. Hope you can create more works like this in the future!

Love from Beijing, :kiss: Amazing work!
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is a superb peice of work, not just for the colour palate, but also for catching the spirit of a zenko, and for the way the costume mixes traditional Japanese and Euro/American design influences.

Also, domo oragato for the infodump.
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bakurio007 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my god that wonderful image
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:iconjuliano-pereira:
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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Sugarthemis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
simply amazing !
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:iconberabbit:
BeRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Soo cool : D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is cute
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Suave
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:iconzyden:
Zyden Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It bothers me that the hands are two different sizes and the feet cut off, but I love the stunning colour job.
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yosilog Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colors!
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! ~
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zen-pai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nooooooooooooooo por la conchesumadre viniste a temuco y no fui por la chucha, justo me cortan el internet cundo avisan, me voy tirar de puente :noes:
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
very awesome
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NJung Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is very lovely! Thank you for the bonus info on the kitsune folklore!! :thanks:
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:iconrickycrash:
Rickycrash Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Preciosa!
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:iconlydywyn:
Lydywyn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ITS AHRIIII
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:iconartfurry:
ArtFurry Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i love ur art style
incredible painting :love:
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Kitsune-of-Awesome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I most certainly approve of this picture.
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Wonderful artwork, my friend! Better and better, congratulations! :)
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SerinaGyrfalc Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
The anatomy is a bit odd from what I've seen of your other stuff, but the picture's idea and use of color help keep it together and make it very nice to look at~♥
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Cameron-Ohara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty hawt!
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haraslida Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love your wiki-attacks!!!!!!!!!!
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Azuria1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Waw, lovely Kitsune!!
I like her leaf-umbrella
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Iggy-1-55-306 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In your wiki-attack, you wrote that the Kyuubi gains nine tails after living 100 years, but I've read that it gains each tail after every hundred years, and when it turns a thousand years old it gains a higher status, becoming one of the immortals.
Now, I may be wrong, but I just wanted to let you know that.
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Torvic89 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
lol
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SystemKidDisaster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
The art is great and everything, but kimonos don't work like that..
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:iconiggy-1-55-306:
Iggy-1-55-306 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed they do not....
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GABB3R Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I like that piece, nice work!
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Neudyx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ;D
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Hao-76 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done one for a friend... It looks ugly compare to yours... T-T *sob*
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Nice! :) I love Kitsunes! :lol:
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:iconmetalraptor:
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice; fabulous artwork. :D
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Tikigod784 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I love your wiki attacks
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:iconmizecki:
Mizecki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love your Works!!!!!!!! I love them all!!!!!!!! *О*
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Manu-G Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me encanta. Irradia muchisima fantasia con esos colores.
Es como si viviese en el mismo universo de Okami (el videojuego).
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robotsketch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconitchcrotch:
itchcrotch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job around the stockings, the texture and shape is brought across really well!
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:iconanonymman:
Anonymman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh yeah, thats great!!!
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:iconwarfalcon:
WarFalcon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Kitsune! My favourite individual kitsune would probably be Ran Yakumo.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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10119060 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Nice work!
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Mantarok1205 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
very nice
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:bulletwhite: A wonderful work! :winner:
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:iconthorman:
thorman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
hey es una chica zorro bella yo tambien sabiadel mito del zorro que cambiaba a mujer en la noches es un gran trabajo genzoman te felicito.
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chrisnfy85 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice 1 bro!
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thanks! :)
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HectorAdame Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¡Rayos, y yo sin dinero para ir!
Un día de éstos venga a Monterrey, si se puede.

P.D. ¿Usted heredó el talento o se creó el talento por su cuenta?
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh, estuve hace un par de años en una convencion en Monterrey :) gratos recuerdos!
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:iconhectoradame:
HectorAdame Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y yo me la perdí- ¡¡¡NO!!!
Hubiese estado muy bien que lo viera, para mostrarle mis trabajos. ¿No podría darles una vuelta, un día de éstos, si tiene la chanza?
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