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Fishing for a Kingyo Hata no Hyakki by darkn2ght Fishing for a Kingyo Hata no Hyakki by darkn2ght
27/12/2012
oh wow...a DD?! seriously?!
...i MUST be dreaming
pinches*
ow
ok, so i am NOT dreaming.
uwawawawa, thank you :iconsavagefrog: for suggesting meeee ;[];/~~~ never in my wildest dreams did i dream of getting 2 DDs in a year. sob* this is like a dream come true.

thanks too, for all the well wishes~~~>w</
now i am sure i won't be able to sleep tonight XD;;;...hahahaha~
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Kingyo Hata means 'Gold Fish Flag' in Japanese; Hyakki is taken from the Hyakki Yagyō --- the Night Parade of a 100 demons

the Fox Spirit is fishing for a Kingyo Hata no Hyakki using a lantern's light to attract the goldfish lanterns youkai.

in Chinese, i meant to name it '金魚旗百鬼夜行祭'
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my comic fiesta Day 98 countdown art for 2012 :)...
this is one of the official mascots--Tea. he has green hair and a sister called Coffy, and another sibling (?) called Yin Yong

the official FB page for CF is here:
[link]

decided to go traditional for this entry---as everyone else is doing digital (gets kicked*)
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tools: zig millenium and unipin ink pens + alpha watercolours + 300gsm watercolour paper+ poster colour gold as the gold splashes on the left near the character+ white, silver and gold ink pens for the splatter effects and for hair highlights+狼毫calligraphy brushes (looks liek this : [link] )

time taken: ...+-20 hours, on and off for 3 days after work

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proof that it really IS watertcolours:


some other artworks:


...to save you trouble, the 1st DD is this one

i blush that i actually got a DD with these two, and so i thank the you that suggested it, very very much
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Given 2012-12-26
Fishing for a Kingyo Hata no Hyakki is an impressive piece in every single aspect! Everything flows gracefully, bringing the character and its surroundings to life as well as making it all feel magical and ethereal! The rest of *darkn2ght's gallery is a must see! ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by rydi1689 )
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's beautiful!!
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:icondarkn2ght:
darkn2ght Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
thank you :)
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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deviant0419 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Wow! This is amazing. I love how you can imagine an entire story  surrounding this character from just one picture. Do you mind if I use this as the background for my desktop?
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
thanks, and lol sure, go ahead.
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:iconrairy:
rairy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!! a DD!! Congrtez Dark. I personally think this is a good piece. Especially the bg itself.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
thanks ^-^
it's probably one of the drawings which has more bg that year, lol. though i think i simplify the chinese door...orz hahahaha
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rairy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha...but still the door looks nice :love:
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
thanks XD
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
ah, thanks XD. sorry for late reply. having network yucks.
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wOW, I would've been shocked if this WEREN'T a DD!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
*grin
And i, probably won't. i have experienced one artwork being rejected by one club but being featured in another before, lol. beats me how it works, but i am happy this one got a DD as i did pour a lot of my heart into it^-^
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I assure you we can tell the effort you spent on it.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
thank you^-^~
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
My pleasure. :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional
exquisite work
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thank you, very much^-^
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loveandpeacecifer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my God this is perfect! So amazing! Congradulations on the DD! You deserve it. This is the best work with water colors I've ever seen! And the title is so interesting, I love Japanese.You put a lot of good details. I like it. :3
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thanks, haha, i still have a long way to go in terms if colour sense, but i am still happy with the results as it's one of my better efforts^-^ !
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Traumkratzer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Amazing. This shows mastery of the tools you use. The lines are very filigree and add to the delicacy of the picture. The Fox Spirit's (妖狐:Youko) expression shows what he's up to: getting one of Kingyo Hata. It is fitting he's wearing a fox mask and using a lantern, knowing that this type of fish is attracted to light. The dynamic is also shown by the movements of the wind, shown by the folded paper stripes (Gohei: 御幣) and the Maple leaves falling into the water. The clouds on the paper cover of the Window (or is it a sliding entry; Fusuma?) are also a nice detail to look at. The mystic and spiritual atmosphere is also visible as there is a fluid transition from the wall, or night sky (?) to the water. The colors are well chosen and applied, with subtle layering, setting the shades and lights on the right spots as well. One may also wonder, what is behind the window (entry).
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
thank you, for such an awesome and detailed comment. am touched that someone goes through so much effort to pay attention to all the details i put into it! yes, it's a Fusuma :)...i just convert it so it's like a fusion with a doorway of a chinese mansion that i rather like looking at. yes, the 'wall' is actually a night sky, so the Fusuma is standing aloft like an ethereal gateway between dimensions and worlds.
grin* i like the part that makes you wonder what's behind the fusuma. may do a 2nd part later when i have time. thanks for a great idea
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Traumkratzer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
You're welcome. Thanks go all to you. I also got some ideas and inspiration for my own work. Inspiration and Ideas go everywhere and both ways.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
^-^
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sekeedil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulation darkn2ght on the DD!! Well deserved!! :party:
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you, very much^^,
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I love the composition and combination of colors.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thanks ^^,
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Nice
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you:)
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Your welcome
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Jinkoyuki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Photographer
I dig it.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you^^,
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ACatOMG Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMAZING<3

So much detail, I love the kitsune.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thanks^^, i always liked japanese folklore and mythical creatures:)
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ACatOMG Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
They're really cool and fun to draw, aren't they?
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
yes XD
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cherubchan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YO CONGRATS ON THE DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD xDD
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
thanks cherubieee~:D:D:D
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BrokenMoonWing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Artist
wow very amazing love the detail in the art . i also love the colors you used as it moves toward the character cant wait to see more ^^
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you, very much^^,
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hateandloveattack Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
COOL!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thanks:)
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moonmystery Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful! I need to learn watercolor from you omg!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you^^,
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BlackWhiteAngelCat13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful and colorful.
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
thank you^-^
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EgyptianSilk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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