Avatar of Inari - Limited Edition

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Avatar of Inari - Limited Edition

49.00

Limited Edtion Giclée Print - 16inx20in
Only 100 will ever be printed

  • All prints are signed and numbered
  • 16inx20in including a 1in border
  • Printed on high quality archival luster paper with premium archival ink
  • Frame not included
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Avatar of Inari

Original drawing for Avatar of Inari

A symbol of prosperity and success, the avatar of Inari grants a wish to those who can find her among the birch trees. To those who are faithful, the goddess brings long life and acts as their guide and protector in death. It is said that her tail contains the souls of those she carries between the realms. She is believed to represent love that survives the grave. With age, her wisdom and magic will grow--as will her tails. In her fox mound high in the mountains, she keeps her soul safely within a jewel. Many have tried to steal it to secure good fortune in this life and the next, but none have outfoxed the trickster herself.

Process

Second expression drawing

There is a moment when the light is perfect. Usually about an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset. This is called the golden hour and it's a time when light appears magical and the land glows in radiance. When I imagined this scene I saw it in that time of day and wanted to capture the magical feeling I get when the light is just right.

This drawing was spontaneous. Usually I spend lots of time on ideation, thumbnails, and studies before approaching the final drawing. Inari just wanted to be on paper. She leapt from my head while I was sketching and expanded to a size larger than my original paper. You'll also notice that I wasn't happy with my first attempt at her expression. I made a second attempt at it on a separate piece of paper. Then I scanned both drawings in and composited them on the computer.