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Nine-tailed Fox by Vyrilien Nine-tailed Fox by Vyrilien
The Nine-tailed fox - 九尾狐

In Japanese folklore it is believed that foxes -or 'kitsune' as they are also called- are intelligent beings and possess magical abilities.

The more tails a kitsune has the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. In some folktales it is said that a kitsune will only grow an additional tail when it has lived for 1000 years. When a kitsune grows its ninth tail, its fur becomes golden or white. These nine-tailed foxes gain the abilities to see and hear anything happening anywhere in the world. Other tales attribute them infinite wisdom.

Most notably they are known for their ability to take on human forms ľan ability learned when it reaches a certain age (usually 100 years). Foxes are particularly renowned for impersonating beautiful women. Common belief in medieval Japan was that any woman encountered alone, especially at dusk or night, could be a fox.

Other supernatural abilities commonly attributed to the kitsune include possession, mouths or tails that generate fire or lightning (known as kitsune-bi; literally, fox-fire), wilful manifestation in the dreams of others, flight, invisibility and the creation of illusions so elaborate as to be almost indistinguishable from reality.

The Nine-tailed fox was a suggestion/request made by ~BBoyWonder A big thanks to him for this cool idea :heart: I've never seriously painted or drawn one before, but it was a lot of fun to paint :) I just hope it doesn't look too much like the one from Okami... Oh and here's the Progression piece for it: [link]

Anyway, I hope you like it!

~Vyrilien

Medium: Corel Painter Essentials 2, Photoshop CS2, Intuos 2

Time Taken: Ermmm, say 10 hours?

P.S. I tried giving it a BG, but in the end it proved best to leave it as it was. I hope it's not disappointing...
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DeathMask002 6 minutes ago  Hobbyist Artist
Just beautifully done, its amazing
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Patrik356b Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Vyrilien Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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tails8000 Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

oh I for got mine nie tails is hafe angle and hafe demon


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Vyrilien Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in his powers, his looks or as in his parents (one parent angel, one parent demon)?
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tails8000 Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

mom is a demon dragon but she is a good mother but she has anger probulems and the dad is the angle


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tails8000 Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

his name sorry


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tails8000 Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
my nine tailed fox chariter I made is a nine tailed fox and has the same coloers white fur with red belly and tips of tails and red claus his have is Hayate Bloodtail
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Vyrilien Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds cool! Didn't see a drawing of him in your gallery though :) Will you draw him at some point? 
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tails8000 Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

I have him dram but I have no scanner to pit it in to my pc


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