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The character up on the rock is Okina surrounded by her three kitsunes. Okina herself is possessed by a kitsune, and one of her powers is primarily illusions, which she creates through incense smoke. Possibly one of the most common tales revolving around the Japanese fox depicts them duping nighttime travelers by using illusion.

+ 9x12 illustration board
+ Acrylic, colored pencil
+ Completed winter 2011

Artwork Sarah Graybill
Do not take, use, reupload etc. my work without my prior written permission.
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Given 2011-01-14
Okina the Fox creates illusions through incense smoke to dupe nighttime travelers; Okina Illusions, tea stained enchantment from *sarah-grey. ( Suggested by chutkat and Featured by SRaffa )
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lu1sz3rpa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
spectacular, but, the fox girl is or was human? why the girl is possessed by a kitsune? is it about a malediction? 
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
She is essentially possessed by a kitsune, but what is left behind is its power. 
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lu1sz3rpa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
mmmm, interesting. a kind of legacy inside her. That reminds me  Kajika, a manga of Akira Toriyama. You should read it.
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Madchangeling Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
lol what faeries and spirits DIDN'T fuck with nighttime travelers? XD
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neko-Carolina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student
wonderful!
I love Japanese mythology soo much!
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J-Hartford Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art style
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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ToraKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
i think it captures the mood greatly but you might want to bump up the contrast just a bit on your areas of focus
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LucyTheRawrr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Waaa. So amazing!
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ChieuMua Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!!! I really love it
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DayhawK66 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous <3
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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Insomnia0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
this is great, the foxes are adorable <3
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
This is wonderful! You've really captured the feel of Japanese mythology, and done it in a very cute way!
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You lovely and wonderful work :love:
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Tsvetka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
your beautiful art was featured [link]
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baxer12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
so is there real stories about this fox? no offense or anything im just really curious because i like stories and your work is amazing, it looks too amazing for words that i could think up.
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No offense taken :) The story of Okina is based off of Japanese fox (kitsune) folklore, so the powers of illusion, shape-shifting, and tricking travelers is pulled from there. Her appearance is also pulled from various Japanese influences, such as Noh masks and Heian styles (see The Tale of Genji artwork).

If you're interested in stuff like this, there are many stories available online and in books about kitsunes ^_^
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baxer12 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
thank you very much, sorry it took me a while to respond,i really appreciate you answering my question for me, i read a really good story kitsune story a while back called the dream hunters by the sandman, you should probably check it out sometime, you might like it.
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Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
this is so gorgeous xD It's well made and has a nice texture to it!
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PatchworkedHeart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
breathtaking <3
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silverneikhamii Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Oooh, this is such a perfect representation of that tale! Everything about this painting is so well done~ I think the kitsune perched on top of the boulder is my favorite~ <3 The way you draw your kitsune is so enchanting, and it adds even more mysticism to this mystical piece! I love it so much... <333
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eliexiel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like those cat things!!! they look so cute :D and the whole illustration looks Awesome too!
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ashesxmonster Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Wooh The ambiance is awesome! The tea stains make it look incredibly mysterious :love:
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7irz Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this . . . you are amazing, a unique style indeed!
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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7irz Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Gemini-Mystica Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Your work is so enchanting! I love your foxes!~

~Gemi
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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Gemini-Mystica Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Your welcome!~
~Gemi
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KyashaKitsune Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your technique. It really adds to the ambiance of the scene. =) *instafavs*
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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SoulOfPersephone Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm totally love this Job :love: i love Youkai :)
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KBStudio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
This is very beautiful, I love how subtle the colors are!
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KBStudio Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
You are quite welcome! <3
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Your style of painting is very interesting.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
awww such a cute little vixen
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
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hyper-puppy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
the tea stained effect really gives it that old style Japanese feel. I think going over it again to make sure the details weren't lost makes it that much more interesting.
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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troycarney Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I like your style, I like the story, and I like tea. Stained paper?
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TeaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^ Yup, the paper was tea stained.
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I don't know about muddy....sort of looks like there's a ground mist rising up off of the ground.
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Shiki-owo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
k es eso
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
friggen cool work man! :juggle:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Cool
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Cool
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the character/animal designs and the style :D
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