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Bunbuku Chagama

Bunbuku Chagama

I designed three inside book illustrations for Bunbuku Chagama,a Japanese folk tale about a Tanuki, or Raccoon Dog, that uses his shapeshifting powers to help a poor man find riches, by transforming into a kettle for the man to sell, however, after being sold to a monk, the monk decides to boil water in the kettle, and the Tanuki cannot handle the heat and runs away. The mediums I used for the pages are pen and ink and pencil crayon, and the backgrounds and final editing was done in PaintTool SAI.

Bunbuku Chagama Lynette Meller
Bunbuku Chagama Lynette Meller
Bunbuku Chagama Lynette Meller