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The Story Behind the Creation of My Watchful Kitsune (Nine-Tailed Fox)

I really enjoy the Pokemon. Heck, my first blog post was creating corkboards inspired by Pokeballs.  The first time I came in contact with the series was the show, and so the first generation holds a special place in my heart. One of my favorites from that gen was Ninetails. I loved trying to learn how to draw Pokemon in general, but would always come back to trying to draw it specifically.

As the years past, I soon came to learn that this Pokemon was inspired by the myths of East Asia countries, and though it had many names, the one that stood out most for me was the name Kitsune. I even found a book called “The Classic of Mountains and Seas,” that tells tales about it, as well as other mythical figures from that area. It comes then to no surprise that this mythical creature has shown up in a lot of modern fiction and most notable anime (i.e. Pokemon, Naruto, etc., etc.).

And with me fully diving into my passion for art, I thought it would be fun and sorta challenging to try to create one a patterned design inspired by Kitsunes and their lore.

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If you like the design, or would like to help support me on my journey of improving my art and crafts skills, please head over to my shop to see this design on a variety of merch!

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4 thoughts on “The Story Behind the Creation of My Watchful Kitsune (Nine-Tailed Fox)”

  1. Which RPG was it?

    That’s fair. It’s always fascinating to me to see where the monsters of RPGs originated from, so this is something I sometimes research in my spare time.

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  2. I encountered Kitsune as a type of shapeshifter in a roleplay game I play. Given the artwork I figured something to do with foxes but never followed it up as busy doing other stuff. No I know, and knowing is the half the battle as they say.

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