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Kitsune Kid by salison Kitsune Kid by salison
This is my original character, Hotaru, and he is one of the main characters in my original webcomic, Hotarugari. He's funny, stupid, likes really spicy food, has flame powers, and is often mistaken for a girl. He's a kitsune (Japanese fox spirit) with fire and transforming powers. Unfortunately, he's not that good at what he does. His transformations are often only 2/3 complete, (such as the case here where his fox ears still remain) and most of his pranks are pretty lame. (Like his mullet hair. :XD:) The story also involves a very angry lady named Yumi, the other three animals known for their transforming abilities, and a priestess who is trying to kill him.

Inspiration: Japanese folktales
Tools: Tablet, Adobe Photoshop 7
Time: On and off for about a month

Hotaru me (SAL)
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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I like it.
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Antonus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes i agree. the colors in this are very well executed. The background also helps to give off that japanese feel. :3
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KidateCalf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice! I really love the colors. :)
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CheshireWishXIII Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, surfin' through for a kistune when i see Hotaru/Steve and i'd already read (still reading hotarugari) when i spazzed 'nuuu! u stole him! oh wait a minute...coolioz~!'
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KittenCrazy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
*gasp!* it's shippo~!!!!! >w<
oh......oops.
oh well. this guy would be too awesome, even if he was shippo. 'w'
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please don't kill me~~!
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Sonoraraptor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Really Cool, I love the colors XD
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enchantma Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omg this is SO pretty :love: <3333
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salison Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: It means so much to me for you to say that. :love:
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
look cool
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lost-tyrant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea, but definetly the concept of hte picture along with the colors, great stuff =D
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks tons! ;) For the comment and the fav. It means so much! Especially coming from an artist as awesome as you!
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lost-tyrant Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahw thanks, Im just trying to make my life a little easier by passing the time, doodling and such. But truly, you have a character that instantly appealled to me =/, good stuff, gotta see more =)
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Keehee, fox ponytail... that's awesome! X3 Your use of saturated contrasting colors work beautifully together! Nice work! =3
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thanks so much! :blushes: Your words make me so happy!
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
You're very welcome! =3
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NinjaFireFox55 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
i see nothing wrong with this picture ilove this hes so adorable :iconiloveitplz: i love the way you drew his face too and the idea of the end of his ponytail is like a fox tail
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salison Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww: i'm so glad you like it!
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NinjaFireFox55 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
You're Welcome!
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Kiira-Chan92 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Btw i love this character design, he's so pretty ; ;

you're good at colouring too~ <3
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much~!! You don't know how happy I am to hear that! =)
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Kiira-Chan92 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Is there going to be a raccoon? :<

-Doesn't know what other animals are known for shapeshifting in Japan- XD
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salison Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes indeedy! ;P There's going to be a racoon/tanuki, a cat/neko, and a bird/tengu. I'll most likely post their pictures here as well!
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Kiira-Chan92 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Cool ^^
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:iconkrizpi:
Krizpi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009   Digital Artist
OMG I LLOVE HIM!!! <3
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
You are so kind! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :hug:
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
i love the coloring and expression *-*
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:iconthatnekochick:
thatnekochick Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freakin' AWESOME! I love your style
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salison Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Your words are so sweet. :blowkiss:
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thatnekochick Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D no problem^^
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
looks cool!
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cielz2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
thatt prety ^///^
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salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias!
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cielz2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
jeje ^.^
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:iconridnia:
Ridnia Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Hotaru <3 He's so cute! He looks like my character Kiki...I should upload her.
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Danke! Some of the people that I showed this to thought Hotaru was a girl. Must be because of the ponytail. :XD:
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Ridnia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
xD That's horrible! Yur art is cool Imma watch you >:3
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Slushien Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist
So awesome... the colouring's great!
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:iconsalison:
salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I worked on this on and off for about a month, but a lot of that time was just spent picking colors. :oops:
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Yay145 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
THis is very creative! ^.^
wow
just simply
wow
excelent job sir indeed
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salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly, Miss!
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MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: I'm at a loss of words here! :XD: Simply brilliant! The face and hair look incredible! As does the rest of it! 8D
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salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha, I must've redrawn the face and hair at least three times each, so it's nice to know that work wasn't in vain. :XD:
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MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The curse of the artist, always the harshest critic of their own work. :XD: Truly did pay off though! :clap:
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Shikutokachika Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Wow..I haven't any words for this)beautiful)
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salison Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
You don't know how happy your comment makes me. Thank you! :happycry:
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Espeon-Master-Espo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
coool nicely done :) :3
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salison Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Many thanks!
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Espeon-Master-Espo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Welcome :)
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mitchibishu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
cool~!
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Nice colors, pose, and expression! He looks like a little prankster. And the cloud and fire ball look really cool! *sigh* I wish I had Photoshop and a tablet...
:+fav: :D
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