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Sakura-oni Springtime

Sakura-oni Springtime
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Spiritgreen


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SAKURA-ONI SPRINGTIME by Spiritgreen

Surprise snack-attack!

Japanese folklore has all kinds of monster tales, from living trees to different kinds of oni (devils) - but the Sakura-oni has not been documented until now.

As young couples take advantage of the romantic cherry blossom season to picnic in the parks of Kyoto and Honshu, the sakura-oni awaken from their hibernation, ready to snack on the unwary. Remember to pack this shirt on your next vacation to Japan.

Here's are some details. Please do not make eye contact with the sakura-oni!:



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This shirt uses 6 colors on creme.


Thanks so much for looking! :^)

---Spiritgreen

DianaSprinkle


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Daw I really like the colors on this one. The illustration is great and the surprised expression on the guy is priceless. GMV

BootsBoots


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Spiritgreen wrote:SAKURA-ONI SPRINGTIME by Spiritgreen

Surprise snack-attack!

Japanese folklore has all kinds of monster tales, from living trees to different kinds of oni (devils) - but the Sakura-oni has not been documented until now.


It's such a cute monster. That's probably how it gets ya! I love the pink in the design. Very cute.


eye4spot


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Lunch makes everyone happy!

GMV

Hammylink


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I'd make an exception and wear pink if this prints.

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Spiritgreen


quality posts: 217 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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It's a manly use of pink. :D

Thanks everyone for checking out my design, and for the nice comments!

keelhaulkate


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very enlightning, never heard of this folklore before. love japanese stuff though. and love your stuff as always. gmv!

Spiritgreen


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Aw, thanks keelhaulkate. You're always there with the nice comments. Much appreciated.

Sakura-oni did not exist in Japanese folklore until this shirt, so don't try looking them up. -__^

arcade-art


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this shirt is sweeeeet!
and there's alot more to it than the thumbnail suggests, great detail and a cool story

............ Video Game Art and Custom Sprites ............

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 217 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Well thanks! I wanted to make a more detailed design for a change, and although that means it doesn't have as much immediate impact as some of the bolder shirts I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks to everyone who has voted! :^)

Drakxxx


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Great concept, illustration and colors. You brought the works this week sir!


Hammylink


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Spiritgreen wrote:It's a manly use of pink. :D

Thanks everyone for checking out my design, and for the nice comments!


I just figured out why I like this so much, it reminds me of playing Muramasa.

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Spiritgreen


quality posts: 217 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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@Hammylink, that's a beautiful game. Thanks for the compliment! I've still got a mean Wii backlog but I hope to try it out soon.


@ Draxxx, thanks compadre! This was something a little different for me. I really like your Samurai entry this week.

hewtab


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hewtab
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this needs more votes!

SnowQueenVT


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Now we know what is in those cherry trees and it is NOT just cherries!!!

BEWARE! BEWARE the evil monsters in the cherry trees!

http://www.wix.com/scottgreenip/snowqueenvt

Spiritgreen


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hewtab wrote:this needs more votes!



::high-pitched voice::

I agree!

dijin


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nicely done!

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 217 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Very kind, SnowQueenVT and dijin! Thanks. :^)

cmdixon2


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I like the color scheme in this one, although I can see where some people may be turned off by the pink. The monster is well done.

paigeg


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I'm up for a girly pink shirt - and love that you created your own Oni legend for it. Gives me the chuckles and GMV!

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 217 Private Messages Spiritgreen
paigeg wrote:I'm up for a girly pink shirt - and love that you created your own Oni legend for it. Gives me the chuckles and GMV!


Thanks paigeg!

You know, I may have pinked myself out of the running this week, even with the darker side to this design, but I wouldn't change a thing. ^__^

Whorendous


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Whorendous
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I love that this shirt has a funny story to go along with lovable artwork. <3 cheers GMV

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