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My illustration of an Oni from Japanese folklore.

Here is my illustration of an Oni.  Oni are a kind of supernatural ogre like creature in Japanese folklore.  Oni are typically portrayed as hulking figures with horns growing out of their foreheads.

I took the inspiration for the face of the Oni from a photo I took at a traveling exhibit of samurai armor.  The armor is from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, in Dallas, Texas.  I thought the face mask had a very Oni look.

 

 

 

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