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Jorogumo by e-c-h Jorogumo by e-c-h
Illustration for school of a Japanese folktale: Jorogumo

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The lovely spider lady seduces travelers into her home (her spider body is carefully hidden behind screens or other objects), gets them drunk while playing her lute for them, then eats them :)

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JosieCarioca Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks insane! :wow: Japanese aesthetics NAILED! I was just thinking that your style would be amazing for illustrating Edogawa Rampo stories, btw!
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!!! I hadn't heard of that guy until I looked him up, but then I recalled I tried an anthology movie version of some of his works, so he was familiar afterall. I love Asian horror and creepy stuff :)
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Binding bride, or whore spider
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) indeed
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Yes and I have an original character named Kumo-gata-rui dōbutsu, who's a little different from other jorogumos. For she was dishone by her family for being picky about how she ate(mostly people who would hurt children, bullies, and anyone who tried to hurt one of her friends.) and she very protective of children and would even act as a seraget mother to them.
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's a creative little twist :D
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Thanks.
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droxy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heee! lovely sketch of teh folk tale.
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
why thank you! :love:
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Ryuuri-hime Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece! This may sound odd, but her nose...it makes her look so much eviler o_o;
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