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Kappa Dance Party by kGoggles
Kappa Dance Party
...the third night, the Kappa came again to try to get their stone back. But this time the humans put on masks and brought out many melons and cucumbers for the kappa to feel comfortable and invited them to dance. The people of the temple promised to take good care of the river stone they had taken to make into a water basin. And then they danced and danced....

Here is another in my series of Japanese folktales. This painting was difficult!! UGH! I wanted to challenge myself to make a more complicated and interesting composition. Many of my pictures had one or two things as main subjects and I wanted to see if I can successfully do it with more. I think the perspective ended up killing it though. I'm at least 70% satisfied with how it turned out though. 

If you like, you can also follow me on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Artwork…
I also post sketches and WIP on instagram instagram.com/kokirik/

Thanks for looking!
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Legend of Dragon Gate by kGoggles
Legend of Dragon Gate
According to Japanese legend if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, the koi stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.

Every year I donate a piece for the my local women's dragon boat team's fundraiser auction. It's also a chance for me to break out my watercolors and do some painting with real paints!
This was done in April but I forgot to upload it here until now. Oops. 

Here is my facebook page if you wish to follow me on there: www.facebook.com/pages/Artwork…
Thanks for looking!
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Majora's Mask Skull Kid by kGoggles
Majora's Mask Skull Kid

I was really upset when I found out the limited edition bundles with Majora's Mask 3DS and the Skull Kid statues were all sold out...I was obsessively looking at all the articles with a secret hope that maybe somewhere on some secluded corner of the internet I might find out where to buy one...I looked and looked until I realized I could make my own. Maybe I've never mentioned it before but my day-job is actually 3D-character modeling and animation. Modeling a character to print is a little different than for animation but this was a challenging but good learning experience. I think this turned out pretty well for my first 3D printed sculpture.

The idea behind this little project was to give people a chance to get a Limited Edition Skull Kid Figure if they missed out on the impossible-to-get ones that came in the game bundle. If you would like to purchase one, the link is here: bit.ly/1DMrMWC   I worked really hard on this, so I hope people will like it!

Here is a video of the different views of the statue: www.facebook.com/video.php?v=9… (if you have a facebook account, it would really help if you shared the post!)
And on twitter: twitter.com/karlen_tam/status/… (please RT?)

Thanks so much for your support! Please share! 

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Bunny Slopes by kGoggles
Bunny Slopes
Last weekend I went snowboarding with my friends. It was very tiring but so much fun. I always thought it really cute that the beginner/practice slopes were called bunny slopes.

The white"bunnies" that we see in the winter are actually snowshoe hares, which are different from rabbits. Rabbits shed their brown summer fur and become grey during the winter, whereas hares have white fur. Hares generally larger and faster than rabbits. They also have larger feet and longer ears. And unlike young rabbits, young hares are born with fur and sight, and are able to fend for themselves soon after birth. Rabbits prefer soft stems, grass or vegetables, but Hares eat more hard food: bark and rind, buds, small twigs and shoots. In general, hares are more badass. 


Anyway, I made this for my holiday cards this year.
Holidays  Happy Holidays and I hope you had a great 2014 and will have an even better 2015.
Thank you for your support!!


    
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2- Tell you a color you remind me of.
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4- Tell you which one of your OC's is my favorite.
5- Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6- Tell you something I like about you or your art.
7- Give you a nickname.
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9- Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
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  • Listening to: Morrissey
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: green tea
tagged by :iconsukeile: 

1- Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.

2- Tell you a color you remind me of.
3- Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
4- Tell you which one of your OC's is my favorite.
5- Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6- Tell you something I like about you or your art.
7- Give you a nickname.
8- Tell you the object that is to the left of me. 
9- Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
10- Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already and only if you want to .

  • Listening to: Morrissey
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: green tea

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:iconfairygodflea:
Fairygodflea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I owe you birthday art by the way, hit me up when you have the time <3 )
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:iconkgoggles:
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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daeien Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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:iconkgoggles:
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   General Artist
thank you for the pixel cake :p
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daeien Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
^_^
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TheYoshiMaster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   General Artist
thanks :hug:
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TheYoshiMaster Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^^
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runestarvel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy b-day! ^^
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kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   General Artist
thank you!! :)
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