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perhaps we are all conservative
yet we take things that are offbeat and outcast at times
and propose a better life that is more inclusive

of the individuals in a society

that is the liberal way
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Or, "魅影の鏡” (Mirror of Mesmerizing shadows)

Well, April has come and almost gone. I thought I would be a bit more productive in April but it turns out that allergy season + tax season is a bad combination. So, much like March, I don't have much to show for. This is it, though. 

But what a piece this one is! Started out with "I can probably do this really quickly for a mental break" to "I have no choice, I have to do a full colour!" the whole process only took 48 hours. (No, I didn't work non-stop through 48 hours... I still need sleep!) The result is my third full-colour piece. For someone who had been doing only spot-colours for a while, this one was a bit of a challenge. But perhaps you would let me know how I did this time, yes? Following the previous two full-coloured pieces ( Furinkazan and Cut this again Challenge ), this one also has a Japanese theme and called upon some age-old myths and legends. The Kitsune fox was said to be able to turn itno humans, but their reflections are still that of a fox. Legend has it, this is how the legendary Onmyoji, Abe no Seimei, find out that his mother, Kuzu-no-ha, was actually a Kitsune. The mirror, in this case, offered a more truthful reality than the one that we can perceive. But which was the one that contained the more mesmerizing shadows?

P.S.: This was created as a prize to be won. If you are in the Toronto area at the end of the May for the Anime North convention... even you might have a chance at winning this one! And if you are coming... Good luck! 

Artist's Note
1. Pattern credit: Inspired by the Japanese artist Fukaya Yuichiro. More information here: www.ne.jp/asahi/hard/pain/ Derivative fan-work (nijisosaku). 
2. Equipment: Cutting board, artisan cutting blade (#11)
3. Paper: Base: Recollections Card Stock by Michael's Inc. (65lbs/176gsm). 
Inset: 
Chiyogami origami paper, approx 32lbs (120gsm).
5. Size:  4.2" (10.7cm) x 6.1" (15.6cm)
6. Time: about 10 hours. 

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