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March 27, 2011
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Canon PowerShot A520
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Mar 27, 2011, 4:15:39 PM
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Kumiho by kimchikawaii Kumiho by kimchikawaii
The kumiho are the Korean equivalent to the Japanese kitsune - fox spirits. Kumiho are a bit more vicious though, they appear as brides and lure men to their deaths. I did a Google search and kept coming across kumiho pieces where they were dressed in kimono, so I decided to do one in a traditional Korean wedding outfit which I think fits better.

The flowers around her are taken from a motif found painted on traditional Korean architecture. I referenced one of my many photos from a trip. The clouds are done in colors similar to ones found in Korean art.

Prismacolor colored pencils. Original piece 18x24
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Suggester says: "Kumiho by *kimchikawaii is a beautiful traditional drawing based on a Korean myth. She did a lot of research and used her own reference photos to make it as authentic as possible... then she added a bit of her Art Nouveau style to make it an unique, enchanting composition." ( Suggested by Talty and Featured by Mollinda )
francatstein Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
cool! reminds me of mi ho from that drama"my gf is a gumiho" XD
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I keep hearing about that drama. I need to check it out!
ShiraiTheWhiteFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm korean and the kumiho is one of my favorite mythical creatures:D
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay! =D I had never even heard of them before until I decided to try my hand at a kitsune. I went to Wikipedia to read about them and then found the reference to kumiho.
ShiraiTheWhiteFox Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome:) I first heard about the kumiho from my uncle, who was watching this thing with me and we both saw a nine-tail fox. Then he was like "Oh, is that a kumiho?"
human-groveback Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
AH!! KUMIHO!!*I pull out an odd looking drum-fed gun. In the magazine are 150 nails, instead of bullets. I also have 4 identical drums in reserve, for a total of 600 reserve ammo, bringing my total ammo to 750 nails. The kumiho smirks & starts hitting on me in an evil manner, so as to be able to murder & eat me, as females of her kind are prone to do to male humans.*
Me: Sorry, bitch. Your mental trickery doesn't work on me. I'm immune to psychic powers. *I open fire. The kumiho is sufficiently agile that I never stop firing, except to reload when the magazine is empty. 76.32 seconds later (15 seconds per magazine plus .33 seconds per reload), I've used up all my ammo (yes, I've counted both the time spent firing, the time spent per reload, & the nails as they were fired). I notice that there are exactly 750 nails embedded in the general area)*
Me: Oh crap. I missed every shot! *I run off, trying to get away. I succeed just as the kumiho lunges at me*
Sorry, I really, really, REALLY can't stand kumihos. SCP-953 mentioned above caused me to stand them even less after I joined the Foundation.
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
human-groveback Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I actually used to date a kitsune who regards kumihos as a cheap evolutionary knockoff of kitsunes. I've also had bad experiences with Kumihos in the past. SCP-953 embodies everything I hate about them. Not only was she the 1st SCP to breach containment during my time as a member of The SCP Foundation, but she almost raped me. Since being put back in containment, she's had it out for me. Oddly enough, despite the fact that me & her are arch-enemies in-universe (it's a running gag that any time something bad happens to me at the SCP Foundation, SCP-953 is involved somehow), she's on my list of favorites in real life. I also am THAT LOUSY a shot with a machine gun in real life.
El-Drago-800 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh my God, it's SCP-953!! Run away before she makes us eat our own flesh!!
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
What's SCP-953? (showing my n00b-ness).
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