Kitsune

Kitsune no yomeiri

Forget about wedding photos - we're doing wedding illustrations now. This drawing was commissioned for the bride's 40th birthday and the keywords were "something foresty and magical". The marriage had taken place at her family house in a beech forest, and what could be more magically foresty than that? I received a list of things from her childhood to incorporate in the picture, such as fish heads nailed to the trees, dragonflies, a red cat and two horses. I combined this with the japanese myth about the fox's wedding - the kitsune no yomeiri - which if you saw one in the woods, your soul would get spirited away.


 

Drawn with ink on paper, 500x700 mm. Digitally colored.