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Akaname by sbelmarsh Akaname by sbelmarsh
Painting for the group show Myth at Modern Eden in San Francisco this July. Based on the Japanese folklore Akaname, which is a toilet monster that licks dirty bathrooms clean. Apparently this promoted cleanliness amongst children.
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CorvusCallosum Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Looks like something out of Peter Jackson's "Bad Taste"...
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
cool.
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Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely super duper take on classic yokai lore!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DulaneyDevon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
please tell me how you get your colors so rich. is this enhanced or as is? I love your work.
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man. It's as is, just regular watercolors. I try to find the brightest ones.
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TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If H. R. Giger designed Piranha Plants. Great job!
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GLoeNn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yea nice one,cool shaded!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love your work, absolutly stunning, its so expressive
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! So glad you like it :D
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your illustrations are wicked that's for sure.. but in this one.. the colour shading is what does it for me.. FUCK.. love it :D :horns:
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thanks so much!! I've been spending a lot more time on shading lately, so glad you like it :D
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UEY-S Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
You've done well, noticed & loved. Keep that wicked shit coming :headbang:
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Featured: [link]

Hope you don't mind.
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't mind one bit, much appreciated!
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work as always! And how much fun with the background story about Akaname! I really love that dimension, it adds a little extra, I think you did a wonderful job with creating the monster! I also see an improvement in technique that I never could have imagined :o You were always amazing, but still, it gets better!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh thank you so much!!! So glad you like it :D It's a small piece so I think I wound up spending a lot more time than usual on all the details...plus it's for a gallery so it probably got a little extra care :D Thanks again!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Featured [link]
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional
very nice work

I can see it as a carved form
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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CabbitQ Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Super cute ;D
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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ADK90 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Oh wow...this is awesome though :D I remember reading about this and laughing at the silliness of it, but then again if something like this comes into my bathroom, I'd give it a wide berth and let it do it's cleaning...xD
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah thanks a lot!
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Your very welcome :D
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LVonsur Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Can I keep him?
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha sure, once his chores of cleaning the bathroom are done ;)
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milzs Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
haha, nice info about the monster :D
And, of course, details are great!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Oh man.... I LOVE this!
Is he sitting on a shitter??

Great pic... and colouring!

LOL... just read desc. Those crazy Japanese! :XD:
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks a lot!! It was a weird story to adapt, but that one certainly stuck out.
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meregoddess Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd sure keep my bathroom clean so he didn't have to do it! lol

I love the subtle shadings in your painting. And as usual your concept is well, out there....

I love this piece! I'm so glad I'm watching you..
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!! I was really happy with this one. It's a small piece so it took a lot longer than normal to get all the small details even smaller, but it was worth it in the end. And I'm glad you're following me too ;)
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sick work, man! :eyepopping:
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Disgusting little creature! Love it!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
I need that kind of monster...Great job as always!
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha as do I. The story was supposed to get kids to clean, but if I knew a monster was going to do it for me, I'd probably just let it.
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hahaha exactly! Too bad there aren't pets that clean and stuff :lol:
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Love this one.
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sbelmarsh Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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