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Faceless Ghosts by jasminetoad Faceless Ghosts by jasminetoad
Faceless Ghosts - this one is a little creepy! A few months back I visited Japan (had an awesome time!) and it really left an indelible mark on me, especially my creative side. They have a fascinating history of beliefs, stories, mythologies - many involving spirits, yokai, bakemono, and ghosts! There is creature called a Noppera-bō (faceless ghost) who is sometimes depicted as using Japanese "Noh Masks" to hide their blank faces. Noh Masks are already a little creepy (if you ask me!) - but very cool, I was able to see some particularly lovely ones on my trip. Here I've painted a lovely maiden in the woods with two faceless ghosts beside her. Is she some sort of spirit herself? Who can say? This is my own original acrylic painting. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith - prints are available at [link] and [link]
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nikaartsoul Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it so much
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Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Writer
This reminds me of Spirited Away!!!! ^^ Now I'm scared, because I now know what a Noh face really is!!!! O.O
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JenniferAnneEsposito Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
0_0 Remineds me of when i was getting washed in the bathroom & i felt this Face!, riiight next to the side of mine with slight breathing...it felt like it was some guy of another dimension stareing me down with sharp eyes evily.....strange. now i dont go to bed so late lol....Excellent painting! :]
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AWishInTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOL makes me think of No-face from Spirited away... Maybe tht's where you got the inspiration IDK...
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Mllrg973 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Cool picture!!! ;)
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