Art, illustration, random thoughts...by Megumi Lemons
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sketchbook Project Page 2 and Illustration Friday
Second page for the Sketchbook Project. I'm also putting this up for this week's Illustration Friday topic: old fashioned. The foxes had a traditional, old fashioned Japanese wedding! Done in colored pencil.
Foxes are a large part of Japanese folklore and traditions. In the native Shinto religion, the fox god is the god of rice and food. Some Shinto shrines will have a statue of a fox, and I've even seen a little shrine with a fox in front of a traditional Japanese inn with a small dish of rice. I love seeing things like that when I visit there. Hope to go back and visit again some day...