This is my coyote character, Tsukuyomi , the moon to Amaterasu's sun. They are circling as they meet, and with him he brings the moon and she the sun. His moon weapon is both a scythe and a shield.
Dyed Watercolor Paper
The splatters are intentional. I wanted this piece to look aged so I dyed the paper and burnt the edges until they were black. The grains I let sit on the paper as it baked made it look as though it had been rained on, a fruitful mistake! I almost hated to cover the paper with so much paint, as it was beautiful.
It's been a long time since I've done watercolor. Honestly, years ago watercolor and I met and we didn't really hit it off so well. I decided that we shouldn't even be friends so I locked them up in my closet for a few years. I thought I'd give them a second chance, and I'm glad I did.
I wish I could show more expression in the coyote's face as I really like all of the character drawings I have of him!
I was sorry this hadn't scanned well. It was done in four parts. I wish I had more time with the scanner to get the last edge (it doesn't end at the moon in real life) but it looks just as well cropped. The dark blue balances the red moon. Lastly I would have made Amaterasu's shadow darker if there were more time, but aside from that I'm quite happy with this piece! It took several hours to complete, once I had the idea. The dying and burning process took a good deal of time.