This is a painting I completed for the Midsummer Masquerade contest. As soon as I read the contest, this image popped into my head and I ran, ran, ran with it. Very rarely does something I see in my head come out exactly as I would like it to in a painting. This was done completely in watercolor, though I usually use a Gpen or technical pen for inking. Kitsune is a fox and Karasu is a raven. I thought it would be fun to give them features of animals and people, the masks being the mystery. My favorite thing was all the little details (though a pain at the time) and creating textures in her fur and his feathers. She has chrysanthemums on her yukata and he has thistle. I am super excited to frame this and hang it! I worked really hard on this and put a lot of thought into it.