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.
I also tried to make them look Japanese.
Hope I did well. C:
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