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Tree spirits

Lilikins
23 Oct 2020

I always found Kodama to be adorable but my husband finds them a little creepy. I ran out of bigger canvases so they came out 1/4 inch high and I couldn’t add much detail unfortunately. Not super spooky but hopefully someone likes my little spirits. Happy Halloween!

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Comments

dracula
Power Painter

Ooooh, I love the light of that hazy blue moon! Nice work!

lightsnow
Community Helper

The beautiful blue moon was the first thing that struck me as well. Really nice work!

Felix
Creator of TwoInchBrush.com

'adorable but a little creepy' seems like a good description. Love it!

My first thought was, "ohhhh look at all the cute little ghosties!" I had not heard of Kodama before, so I had to look it up. Adorable little tree spirits! This is a fantastic painting. Your moon is very eye-catching, and I love the details and colors in the tree. Lends to the Japanese background of the "tree spirits"!

Doggymommee I recently rewatched Princess Mononoke which gave me the idea. Studio ghibli’s interpretation of kodama have always been one of my favorite. They always balance sweet and odd/creepy very well.

Also as a side note I just realized that the one clinging to the branch looks like he has a cherry blossom petal coming out of his bum 😂

Lol, I’d have never caught that. Looks maybe like he’s using it to help hold on lmao.

Haha they are funny and cute as a button. I want one.

Landscapepainter - thank you! I also think they are cute. Plus if they are in your tree it’s a sign that the tree is healthy :)

This is so cute! I love the way the petals glimmer in the moonlight.

I just saw a DIY terrarium on Pinterest with these little guys and it immediately made me think of this painting!

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