Friday, April 17, 2015

New Release Showcase - Little Kitsune Anko

Welcome to the new release showcase!!  So glad you can stop by!  We have an awesome one for you today (Wait... Do I say that every time?).  This new image was inspired by one of my kitties and bears her name, Anko (the sweet Azuki red bean paste used in Japanese tea cakes).  The image also takes its inspiration from the folklore kitsune (fox spirit), fairly well known in the Western world among the afficionados of Japanese culture.  In many regions of Japan, there are tales of foxes and raccoons tricking unsuspecting humans - they transform themselves into human form and use leaves as money to get things like medicine.  Perhaps the most famous of the legends is the tale of Tamamo Gozen (aka Tamamo no Mae), who was a nine-tailed fox demon who was said to have ruled Japan by controlling some powerful men by her superb beauty and keen ingelligence.

Here, Little Anko's fox magic 'kung fu' may be a little weak. lol  Her tail and ears are popping out, giving her away.  But she's so cute that anyone would want to forgive her for any mischief, don't you agree?

Our fabulous Showcase DT is joined by Challenge DT's Gloria Palmer-Steiger and Donna Mundinger for this new release showcase.  Enjoy!!








Donna


This image is so flexible!  Her kimono and all her accessories can be colored in so many combinations for a lot of fun!  The digi is available in two versions - one is simple where kimono is left plain, the other is fully rendered with the details you've come to expect from me.  I love drawing in the kimono textile patterns in all of my illustrations, and digis are no exception! 


They both come at 1500 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi (5" x 7"/12.7 x 17.8 cm).  Available in JPG or PNG at AW Etsy (All different versions of listings are cross referenced with links in the description of the listings.) JPG at AW digi shop at the web site.


*Please note: This offer is available only at AW Etsy location.
Code AWFAN is good for 15% OFF digis at both AW Etsy AND AW digi shop at the web site.



11 comments:

Margo said...

Wow!!!! Love the story and drawing of this image! Absolutely gorgeous work from all the showcased pieces too! ♡♡♡ I spent a few years in Japan (Misawa) growing up, Air Force family, & so this image has special memories for me too being able to see and appreciate Japan in it's beauty as a place and in the people & culture! ♡

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, she is so sweet! I love her! What a fabulous story about how you designed her! The DT's samples look amazing!

Sharman said...

AWESOME and I love how you give us such a awesome background for your drawings. We would never know any of this. Pretty interesting..

Myndi said...

I've been waiting for this, and of course, it does not disappoint! I LOOOVE it!! Off to shop now. 😉

marion said...

Wow amazing this new digi, I love it I love that it holds a cat mask, so sweet, lovely new image to your wonderfull range. Fab work by the DT as well. Lots of hugs, Marion

Julie Odil said...

I love the story behind this digi. It makes the artwork by the DT even more special!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and just love all of the DT amazing creations
Dianne xx :)

Eileen said...

Beautiful image and fabulous creations from the DT. Couldn't resist as she fits in so well with the new Desire 'Kimono' embossing folders and dies I have just bought :)
Eileen x

Aurora Marco said...

She is too cute! I'd forgive her! Hugs, Aurora

Tanya McAlexander said...

She is adorable and I love the story behind her...I know some of the stories or something but yea....she is beautiful!! Just awesome as normal for your style.

Tindaloo said...

Absolutely stunning creations with this beautiful new image ~ she's so lovely! ♥