FULL VIEW please!
After well over 2 years of waiting, here's the newest addition to the "Women of Japanese Horror" series: Yuzuki Kanako from the brilliant
novel/TV series Mouryou no Hako
This took me FOREVER. It's probably the biggest painting I've ever done. Scanning was a niiiiightmare. *collapses*
Kanako isn't a ghost, but her presence creeps through the book's various storylines like a fog, which all come together in a truly mindblowing revelation at the end. I can see why Yoriko liked her so much - the girl was damned charismatic! Kanako was also quite disturbed, but she had her reasons, and although she may have enjoyed it, she did not deserve that sort of an end.
I tried to incorporate several themes related to Kanako in the story, including the concept of Tennin Gosui
("The Decay of the Angel" or "The 5 Death Omens of a Tennin").
Pencil, watercolor, Copic markers, white and gold gouache.
Yuzuki Kanako and Mouryou no Hako
(c) Kyoygoku Natsuhiko
Art (c) Me.