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Kachi-Kachi Yama by marshmellowbrains Kachi-Kachi Yama by marshmellowbrains
My entry for the Bring Your Vision to Life contest. I chose a Japanese folktale I'd recently read. "Kachi-kachi" is an onomatopoeia of the sound a fire makes, and "yama" means "mountain", and the rough translation is "Fire-Crackle Mountain".

Kachi-Kachi Yama is basically about an evil tanuki pestering this farmer and his wife and a rabbit that gets revenge on the tanuki on behalf of the farmer. You can read the short version in Wikipedia, but I honestly recommend a longer version found here.

After I chose the story, I started thinking that it was interesting that the tanuki in this story was evil when his kind are usually portrayed as just trouble making drunks. Some things from the story that I added into the picture are the kanji I wrote in on the cloth around their waists and the tanuki's little sake gourd (the kanji reads "tanuki" and "usagi"), the burn scar on the tanuki's back, and I decided that the rabbit should have fire powers. =P I also tried to make them look Japanese.

Hope I did well. C:


Art © *marshmellowbrains
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:icondice1317:
Brown-haired dude looks awsome.
Both are cool but he's cooler
-Kanku
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marshmellowbrains May 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. C: I agree. =P
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:iconscarzeme:
oh, and you need to change hope I did "will",
to well....:love:
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marshmellowbrains May 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I had a certain sister over my shoulder being obnoxious..... =P
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:iconscarzeme:
very good. although you did spend more time on it than you needed, being rediculously OCD'ish, but good on you for finishing it. I know there were times when you wanted to quit.
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marshmellowbrains May 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I don't think it was ridiculous (That's how you spell the word, by the way ;P).
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DragonsChest May 16, 2009  Professional Writer
That is off the hook crazy good... :w00t:
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marshmellowbrains May 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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DragonsChest May 16, 2009  Professional Writer
:iconwelcome1plz::iconwelcome2plz::iconwelcome3plz::iconwelcome4plz: :icondancingcatplz:
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WELL DONE
Looks like you've spent AGES on this, it's really good and I love the detail. One of the first things I noticed was how well you've done the shirtless ones stance, I couldn't pull of something like that xD
AND you're a master at feet! D8

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He shrunk gaara's gourd X3
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