Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Worst hair day ever.

Friend and fellow illustrator Thomas Lynch and his buddies at Cartoon Network are independently publishing a book about fabled creatures from around the world, and I was lucky enough to be invited to participate. Thanks Thomas!

After researching a lot of really cool-looking and interesting creatures, I for some reason was really drawn to the kami-kiri of Japan. It was said to sneak up on a woman at night and cut off her hair, supposedly to delay her (doomed) marriage to a spirit disguised as a human. Creepy!





"Kami-kiri"
Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper
12" x 8.75"

The project is still in the works, but I'll make a new post about it when the books are ready. I'll be selling some copies of the book myself, so stayed tuned!

11 comments:

Tien Hee said...

That is ridiculously cool. Love odd creatures like this.

lostsailors said...

Unbelievably beautiful!

sparkdoodle said...

this is so beautiful julian! i like what you came up with! AMAZING!

jancko said...

great drawings you have on your blog!

Jules said...

Awww, thanks guys!

MJC *-* said...

Hey i thought that i was already following you, but i didn't.
You have great stuff.
I just saw you on annother website.
Coolllllll

ashley mackenzie said...

Brilliant interpretation of this beast! Spectacular!

J. A. W. Cooper said...

Ohmahgahd, love this Jules!

Thomas Yamaoka said...

dang thats awesome. love the composition.

Jules said...

Yay, thanks everybody!

Sunny said...

I like this piece! very interesting comp & everything's well designed!