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Summer Day by KristenPlescow Summer Day by KristenPlescow
My entry for the 2012 Anthro Calendar~ :la: The mythical animal that I chose was the tanuki of Japanese folklore—


"The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absent-minded." —Wikipedia


They're a really interesting bunch, and the Japanese have some equally interesting ways of portraying certain parts of their anatomy (which I chose to omit for obvious reasons, LOL).

For those interested in purchasing a copy of the calendar, pre-orders are now open, and there's an early-bird discount until the 30th ($20 + $2.50/8.00 shipping depending on if you're an Australian resident or International). At the very least, be sure to check out the other artists' entries (the above link should have everyone's gallery)! ;D
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a lovely picture. So happy and full of warmth. I love that they're in the shade, and the different designs of the various tanuki. Beautiful. :)

You chose to omit parts of the anatomy, but they seem to have worked their way into the fruits anyway!
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Batia Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
beautiful :)
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Xendria101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the picture. the background is really nice and the raccoon dogs or tanukies are so expressive.
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Shembre Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Wow, so pretty! I like the bright colors paired with the warm purple that's shading the characters. :D
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful detail! DD is so deserved. :D
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Swiftstack Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Photographer
This reminds me of Okami. C: SO CUTE! <3
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momijigirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
What an awesome style! Love this so much! :heart:
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dragstarz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Wow.. That is just.. Awesome :) I love the expression!
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Ymily Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Man...I dont know why but I smiled when I saw that :) Happy colors...Happy faces.. :) I really like it!
Going to check your other gallery too..I hope it rocks too :PP
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xamxam Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
i love your picture :D the lines, lighting, and mood are really charming.
Really nice work! And congrats.
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