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Title: The cry of broken silk under lamp light
Pixel Artist: delicatone  (Level 7 Sheriff :: 7494 points)
Posted: 4/23/2016 13:19
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

For this weeks competition I chose the a pair of Tsukumogami, objects that become demons on their 100th birthday. The instrument is a Japanese Biwa, and a traditional garden lantern.

The biwa, known for its tragic and ghostly reportoire, is a well known Tsukumogami known as Biwa-bokuboku who wanders the halls at night lamenting that he is rarely played by his owner. The biwa is played with a large spatula-like plectrum, which can be seen in the demons hand,

Since the Biwa is derived from the Chinese Pipa, and a Biwa Tsukumogami is perhaps related to the ancient tale of Pipa Jing, where a Jade Pipa becomes a Yaoguai, seductive demon, I decided to depict this one as a female.



-added Indigo lighting effect on lamp, other minor details

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delicatone (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/24/2016 20:22

Thanks for the crit Lakelezz. I updated the image, had to tweak the palette a bit. The indigo changes the feeling of the piece, but I like the lightheartedness of the color to bridge between the traumatic biwa and cute lamp, so hopefully its for the better :D

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/24/2016 07:36

The transformation from the preview to the real piece was a cool thing and totally goes hand in hand with your description. Nailed that one for sure.

While the lighting on the body is visible, I feel like the lighting source seems not strong enough. The flame itself is quite weak and drowns within lamp's body.

Yomiell (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/23/2016 20:45

Wow, when I clicked on the thumbnail this really wasn't what I was expecting.
Excellent job!

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