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Old Man Darkness by andrea-koupal Old Man Darkness by andrea-koupal
"My grandmother once told me a story that her grandmother told to her...
Of how, as a small child, she became lost in the Other World through an accident:
The land of youkai and spirits, the place where humans are forbidden to go."

"Fortunately she came into the care of the chieftan of the 'jinbu',
creatures who travelled the Human World by night rooting out evil things.
So it was that Ojii-Kurai, or 'Old Man Darkness'
and his clan returned her to the Human World."

"She died knowing no one would believe her, but she was certain it was not a dream.
She was never again afraid of darkness."
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Watercolor and colored pencil, 11x14 inches.
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"My grandmother once told me a story that her grandmother told to her...Of how, as a small child, she became lost in the Other World through an accident: The land of youkai and spirits, the place where humans are forbidden to go.". An imaginative, heart-warming, beautifully rendered traditional piece by a very talented artist. Please take a look at Old Man Darkness by ~andrea-koupal And be certain to read the tale behind it. ( Featured by MPsai )
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elg832 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Very impressive, and the little story really gives the art a sense of depth, very cool
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KyotoGal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Photographer
This is probably one of the most epic pictures that I've ever seen.
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xxNightmaresAngelxx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I love everything about this :heart:
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andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you. :)
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xxNightmaresAngelxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
No problem! :3
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chainsawkoneko Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
beautiful
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rumblebee25 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
His expression is so warm, they look like grandfather and grandchild. The soft rich colors and her joy are so charming. You're ancestor was very fortune to meet him. ^^
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KuroYoru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
This was beautifully drawn and even though I favorite this long ago I forgot to comment on it. Nicely done
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Khryseoi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
what a lovely old man...<3
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Hafapea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I believe her :). Awesome picture :).
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