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Dean and Ponkichi Drinking — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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My D&D character Ponkichi (the short tanuki guy) and my friend's character Dean drinking. The background is a stock image on deviantart.

These two are good buddies, and buddies drink together. They're also opposites on the battlefield. Dean's the big muscle-y type that can dish out a beating with no sweat. Ponkichi's the type to freak out for a second before pulling out his weapon and joining the fray. Ponkichi's also a big perv while Dean.... is not nearly as much so.

sketched by hand, scanned, and colored in Photoshop.



Artwork © 2007 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: D&D, Angelus Blade, the Pompoko movie
My D&D character Ponkichi (the short tanuki guy) and my friend's character Dean drinking. The backgr...
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Ponkichi - Dazed Confused and Drunk — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Another doodle of my low-level D&D character, Ponkichi Tama. He's a tanuki anthro that loves wine, women, and song just a bit too much. I was going for a "fell on his ass" look, and I think I did a half decent job of it!

Coloring and cleaning this little bugger up post-crappyscanner was a real pain in the arse. I had wanted to try coloring him in and even shading him in and giving light effects, but all i was able to do was the light shine on his hair. (stupid scanner, drives me nuts! ) Turned it into a GIF for a bit more of a cleaner look. Normally he wears boots, but I wanted to show that his feet are animal paws, so that's why he's not wearing them. One difference with this one is that I remembered to (albeit poorly) include the "trapdoor" in the front of his pants.



Artwork © 2005 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore, D&D
Another doodle of my low-level D&D character, Ponkichi Tama. He's a tanuki anthro that loves wine, w...
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Ponkichi Tama — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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A sketch of a D&D character I created. Haven't used him in play yet, but I'm hoping he'll survive despite being lazy, alcoholic, loud, and annoying.

He's a tanuki (asian raccoon-dog). In Japan, they have the reputation of being shapeshifters and illusionists. They love saké and will turn leaves into fake money to get more booze. There are statues of them in store windows throughout Japan. One thing that most people notice about them right away is the scrotom so huge that it drags on the ground. Tanuki can shrink and enlarge them at will.

In the character development process, one of the jokes i came up with is that if someone ever tells him that he hasn't got the balls to do something, a trap door in the front of his pants will open up and *THWUMP!* he'll inflate them till they touch the ground. Another joke is that if someone sings a certain tanuki song, he'll answer it, no matter how embarrassing. (it's a call & respond kinda game song)



Artwork © 2005 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore
A sketch of a D&D character I created. Haven't used him in play yet, but I'm hoping he'll survive de...
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Drunken Tanuki — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Ok, this started out as being part of a picture in my Houshi Buri series of drawings. What happened was that when I started coloring it, I loved the way that the coloring came out on this guy and decided to have just a separate picture of him.

This is, as the title implies, a drunken tanuki. The tanuki is a raccoon-dog, a species native to Japan and some other parts of Asia. They are often mistaken for regular raccoons in anime translations, but don't be fooled. In folklore, tanuki are comical shapeshifters, gluttons, and sometimes perverts. In stores and shops throughout Japan, statues of tanuki are displayed as a sort of charm to attract customers, for it is said that the tanuki travels from place to place in search of wine, women, and an overall good time. They are portrayed obese and standing on their hind legs. They wear a sando-gasa (sedge hat) on their heads, carry a "merchant booklet" (think I.O.U.'s) in one hand, and a hisago (gourd bottle) in the other hand. [However, in this image, he's carrying a tokkuri (sake bottle) rather than a hisago.]

The one feature that catches most people's attention about them right away is the scrotum so huge that it drags on the ground. The Japanese are more tolerant of this kind of low humor than Westerners, so that's why you don't see Japanese parents freaking out about their kids seeing these things in shop windows. Real tanuki actually do have large testicles (not as big as the statues, but still...), as competition for females is quite fierce.



Artwork © 2005 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore and mythology
Ok, this started out as being part of a picture in my Houshi Buri series of drawings. What happened ...
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Cormac D'Akuma Seated — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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My 'bad' Dungeons and Dragons character, Cormac D'Akuma. He's the enemy of my main 'good' character, Mandy. I've wanted to draw him in this posture for quite a while now. I'm happy with how the shading came out.



Artwork © 2005 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: my head
My 'bad' Dungeons and Dragons character, Cormac D'Akuma. He's the enemy of my main 'good' character,...
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Tanuki and Raccoon — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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A picture I've been meaning to draw for quite some time now. Many people confuse the tanuki (asian raccoon-dog) with regular raccoons. Wanting to cut down on some of this confusion AND illustrate a scene from my Houshi Buri story, I put these two side by side. The girl is a tanuki named Kita and the boy is a raccoon from a foreign country (we'll just say he's from Europe for now).

As for this pertaining to my Houshi Buri story, here goes: Along their travels, the group passes through a port in Nagasaki. Being one of the ports opened to foreign trade, foreign ships, traders, and goods of all shapes and sizes are all about. In all the excitement, Kita is separated from the group and runs into raccoon boy her own age. Upon first glance at one another they are puzzled by each other's appearance, each calling the other the strangest tanuki/raccoon that they have ever seen. The two become friends and play all over the harbor while a very worried Koburi (Kita's older brother) and the raccoon boy's father search high and low for them. This part of the story is to illustrate the wonder of differences between the two diverse cultures.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese mythology
A picture I've been meaning to draw for quite some time now. Many people confuse the tanuki (asian r...
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Houshi Buri and the Tanuki Kids — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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A scene out of my "Houshi Buri" story. This is where Buri meets the two tanuki, Koburi and Kita.

There was rumor about a road where monsters would appear and steal people's money. Wanting to investigate, Buri traveled that road and, sure enough, a dragon appeared and demanded all of his money.

Now, in Japanese mythology, foxes, tanuki, and cats can shapeshift. While dogs cannot change their shape, they can see through illusions like the shapeshifters can. Shapeshifters often transform by placing a leaf on their heads, chanting, and then doing a flip.

Buri could see through the illusion and got a sly idea. He offered to give up his money AND a secret if the dragon would lean his ear in closer. When the dragon did so, Buri pulled the leaf off of its head, and the dragon popped back into the shape of two tanuki kids. Koburi and his little sister, Kita, lost their home to greedy relatives when their parents died. In order to survive, they've been stealing from travelers by transforming into monsters.

Buri offers them some money, but Koburi refuses it, saying that he can take care of his little sister himself. I haven't decided how, but eventually, they join Buri on his travels.

I know that the quality of the image sucks, but that's my crappy scanner's fault. It likes to put this thick, ugly distortion line up the side of my pictures. To keep it out of this one, I had to cut off one leg and one paw of the dragon illusion. It was either that or cut off part of Buri's sando-gasa (sedge-hat).



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese mythology
A scene out of my "Houshi Buri" story. This is where Buri meets the two tanuki, Koburi and Kita. ...
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One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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I started downloading and listening to different Halloween songs. A certain one inspired me to draw this.

One horn? Check.
One eye? Check.
Shorty shorts? Check!

Beware! My next one might be a Witch Doctor.....LOL. Tell me what you think of this!



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Referenced Source: the Halloween song of the same name
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Winged Foes — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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These are two of my Dungeons and Dragons characters (thus far, only the girl has been brought in since she's my main one). Mandy and Cormac absolutely hate each other, since their families were respectfully created by Heaven and Hell. I don't want to give away too much info since I do want to get the story written and published someday.

Again, I'm trying to work on my shading tactics. Yes, I'm aware that they still suck. Initially, i was just mad that my scanner always puts those stupid lines on my pictures, but I'm butting my head into the wall over something else with this image---the shading on Mandy's face.

Note to self: Never use two different colors when trying to shade with colored pencils!

Another gripe I have with this picture is that Cormac's wing came out alot smaller than I would have liked. I think the shading on both wings is the only thing that came out really right.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Mandy & Cormac are © to ME!
These are two of my Dungeons and Dragons characters (thus far, only the girl has been brought in sin...
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Mizutsuke the Kappa — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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One of the characters from my Houshi Buri story (see the other Houshi Buri pictures in my gallery for more info). As the title of this pic implies, this is Mizutsuke the kappa. Kappa are japanese mythological water imps with indentations in their heads which hold water. If the water spills, they lose their powers, one of which is impressive strength.

Like many of the characters I create, Mizutsuke defies tradition both in appearance and personality. Most kappa, even though they are strong, appear scrawny and frail; Mizutsuke is quite built and muscular. To keep the water in his head from evaporating or spilling, he wears a sando-gasa (sedge hat) and carries water (not saké) in his hisago (gourd bottle).

Buri and the tanuki siblings met him at a tavern they had stopped at. There had been some recent disappearances in town, and Mizutsuke, being a kappa, was the prime suspect. I haven't decided how, but Mizutsuke is proven innocent and, having become friends with Buri, decides to join them on their travels.

Mizutsuke is semi-quiet and, at times, seemingly bored. He doesn't like to show off his muscles, but enjoys a good fight every now and again. He is not aggressive when insulted but will pound individuals he sees bullying or being unjust to others in a heartbeat. Naturally, his favorite foods include anything with cucumbers in it, with a little wasabi added.

Mizutsuke's one real fear is a female kappa named Kyuuri who is absolutely smitten with him. In kappa society, it's the girls that chase the guys (and quite aggressively I might add), so if Mizutsuke gets wind of Kyuuri being around, he disappears.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese mythology
One of the characters from my Houshi Buri story (see the other Houshi Buri pictures in my gallery fo...
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Art Night 10/15 - Toilet Paper — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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This was done for Art Night here on Side 7. The theme was "Draw where toilet paper comes from. Nothing serious!" Well, I hope that someone gets a good laugh out of this. Tell me what you think!

Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Athos, for choosing such a silly theme!
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Moroni (Multiplicity Exchange) — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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My first attempt at a Multiplicity Exchange here on Side 7. This is Digoraccoon's purple dragon, Moroni. Moroni fears electronics of all kinds, and now, Moroni's got another reason to fear the technology that is the computer!!!!!

Rated only because of what the computer speakers are spouting. LOL



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Moroni belongs to Digoraccoon, not me
My first attempt at a Multiplicity Exchange here on Side 7. This is Digoraccoon's purple dragon, Mor...
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Transformed Tanuki Siblings — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Here are those two tanuki siblings from that story idea I have---you know, the one about the fox priest? What? You don't know about that one? Go looking through my gallery and you'll get the idea.

Anyway, these are the two tanuki siblings-- older brother, Koburi and younger sister, Kita. There's a picture of them in their normal form in my gallery. Here, they have transformed themselves for some reason or other. Koburi has turned himself human. Those marks under his eyes aren't bags from lack of sleep; when a tanuki has been holding a transformation for a while and is starting to get tired, their 'tanuki mask' begins to show. Kita has turned herself into a traditional Japanese tea ceremony pot, a pun on a well-known tanuki story called Bunbuku Chagama. The story goes like this:

There was a poor man out gathering wood when he came across a tanuki caught in a trap. Feeling sorry for the animal, he set it free. That night, the tanuki came to the man's house to repay him for his kindness. The tanuki turned itself into a tea ceremony pot and told the man to sell him for money. The man sold the tanuki tea pot to a priest, who took it home and put it over a fire. Unable to take the heat, the tanuki ran off in a half-transformed state. The tanuki returned to the poor man with another idea---the tanuki would turn into a tea kettle and dance on a tightrope in a sort of circus sideshow. The plan worked, and both became friends for the rest of their lives.

Before meeting the main character of my story, Houshi Buri, these two would hide along a road waiting for travelers to pass by, then transform into monsters to steal the travelers' money. (That's how they made a living together since their parents died.) Because foxes and tanuki are both shapeshifting creatures, fox priest Buri saw through the illusion, and the two eventually joined him on his travels.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore
Here are those two tanuki siblings from that story idea I have---you know, the one about the fox pri...
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Crouching Fox — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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It's a fox crouching down like it's about to pounce.

I was just playing around with oekaki and experimenting with shading yet again. I think I've learned how to use the blur tool a bit more effectively.

Only thing I don't like is the shading on the hair mop. Didn't come out very well. Dang....

Well, tell me what you think!



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: God, for creating all creatures, especially the magnificent fox
It's a fox crouching down like it's about to pounce. I was just playing around with oekaki and ex...
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The Boating Mishap — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Those who go in the Side 7 IRC chat have heard this joke often.

Athos ("You Rock!" is heard from behind her), this is my tribute to your joke.

That's me, SleepyShippo suffering the boating mishap and that's Athos on board.

I kinda like how the shading on the sides of the boat came out. I'm just mad that I made the mistake of saving it as an jpg.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Athos & the S7 IRC room
Those who go in the Side 7 IRC chat have heard this joke often. Athos ("You Rock!" is heard from ...
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Kawaii Kororo — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Most people who do Shaman King fanart almost ALWAYS draw the bishonen boys of the series or Anna (if she's lucky!). Because of that, there is a lack of fanart of my favorite characters, one of which is sweet little Kororo (Kori to those of you who have only seen the dub [i pity you!]) She's a Koropokur ("little people who live under butterbur leaves" in Ainu) and Horohoro's main spirit. I like trying to draw characters in "non-default" poses, so instead of the on-the-knees shot or the into-the-snowboard one, i decided to have her pose---and smile!--- while using her butterbur leaf like an umbrella.

The hardest part of this was drawing the little orange pattern on her clothes and then filling in the black around it. Also, it wasn't until i started coloring her in that I realized I had forgotten to add in her little belt. I only had a few reference pictures of her to help me, so forgive me if the color of her clothes design is off (I referred mainly to a colored manga shot of her for the colors)

Well, I hope that somebody likes this! Wish people would draw Panchi and Kanchi fanart too!



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Hiroyuki Takei, for creating such an awesome story!
Referenced Source: Shaman King
Most people who do Shaman King fanart almost ALWAYS draw the bishonen boys of the series or Anna (if...
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Anthro Maneki Neko — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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I was bored and wanted to draw one night, but didn't know what to do, so i asked the peeps in the S7 chat room and the suggestion was an anthro. Well, since i love doing goofy things with Japanese-traditional animals, this is what came out of my brain. It's one of those beckoning cats that you see statues of in store windows all the time. They're supposed to attract business, hence the old-style Japanese coin.

There are many variations of the maneki neko story, but this is the one I know best:

There was a monk living in a dilapidated temple with a cat. When food and money started running short, the monk said to the cat "I feed you, care for you, and shelter you. Can you not do something for me?" So the cat left the temple and headed into the woods.

It just so happened that the local nobleman was returning from a hunt in the woods. He sat down under a tree to rest. Suddenly, the temple cat appeared and sat back on its hind legs, waving one paw in the air in a gesture of "come here! come here!" The nobleman was so amazed by this behavior that he got up and approached the cat. Just as he left the tree, it was struck by lightening.

Shocked and relieved, the nobleman followed the cat back to the temple. In gratitude for the cat saving his life, the temple was dedicated to the 'beckoning cat' and all expenses were paid for by the nobleman from then on.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore
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Usagi Ouji — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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One of my characters. Usagi Ouji translates to Prince Rabbit in Japanese. Here he is about to munch on an onigirimeshi (rice ball) he made.

For those that don't know, the Japanese see a rabbit in the moon. They believe that rabbits living on the moon are pounding rice into rice balls with giant mallets for the children of Earth. Nifty huh?

Hope somebody likes this!

Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Japanese folklore
One of my characters. Usagi Ouji translates to Prince Rabbit in Japanese. Here he is about to munch ...
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Oh Crap! (Tanuki Panic) — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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I was bored, so i drew a tanuki panicking about something. As to what, i haven't decided.....maybe the IRS is onto him or something....lol. Originally drawn on Athos/Drake's oekaki bored, just like all of my other oekaki....

Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: japanese folklore
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Inu Yasha Oekaki — By Sleepy Shippo (SleepyShippo)
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Another bit of practice in oekaki shading. It's Inu Yasha, DUH! I did the picture outline on one layer, then colored it in on the other layer. I'm actually impressed with how the shading came out, even if it is not the best. At first I thought those white lines (showing what was spray-painted and what was filled in) were going to detract from the picture, but on second thought, they're not half bad! The only shading I think came out crappy was on the face.



Artwork © 2004 Sleepy Shippo
Additional Credits: Rumiko Takahashi for creating Inu Yasha, and Athos who is nice enough to let me to draw this stuff on his oekaki board!
Referenced Source: Inu Yasha
Another bit of practice in oekaki shading. It's Inu Yasha, DUH! I did the picture outline on one lay...