Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Foxwife end illustrations

At the end of the story, Jiro finds happiness with his fox wife and she runs off into the moonlight. 

These small sketches were to be placed at various points in the story, just for filling empty spaces. One is the ceramic bowl with the flowers of love floating in it. The middle is a picture of the little foxes that Jiro and his fox wife will have. The right is a traditional Japanese  Shinto torii gateway.

All illustrations ink on illustration board. Top one here, 8" x 3 3/4". Bottom ones, each about 3" x 2 1/2". July 1981.