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IY: Snow by emeralddarkness IY: Snow by emeralddarkness
For :iconsesskag:'s 100 candles contest! I know that the Yuki Onna is a woman traditionally but Sesshoumaru's coloring was just so darn perfect that I couldn't resist.

So here we have the Japanese legend regarding a snow ghost, playing out again.... [link]

I sort of vaguely intended the dog to be half Shiba Inu and half wolf, but have no idea how those would actually look and so it maybe ended up looking more like a shiba inu. Ah well, it was my attempt to tie Inuyasha into the story, here playing the part of the father! Except he's a dog!

CAN YOU GUYS TELL THAT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO COLOR ANYTHING THAT ISN'T CELL? *sob* Also man this was so rushed; my normal pace is more akin to a snail cryogenically frozen in tar.
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Enedina05 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i fill sorry for the brown dog poor him
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daddysgirl13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow i like it oh think u could add some words it would help understand whats going on hehe just a idea
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
It's a retelling of the Yuki-Onna story and follows it faithfully enough that I decided not to add words. In any case, the story in the comic version goes like this.

Kagome and Yuki (or whatever his name is, I didn't really decide on human!Sesshoumaru's name) are camping in the wood one night, and have built a fire, which is glowing prettily. The night is growing cold, though it's not quite winter yet, and so both are close to it, looking into the flames - and as they do, Kagome notices the firelight reflecting in Yuki's eyes, turning them golden. "You look a lot like someone I met, once," she tells him.

Yuki, curious, glances up and asks her what she's talking about.

"It was years ago. I was out in the wood with my dog, Inuyasha, trying to get home before a snow storm hit. But before I arrived, the snow began falling so thickly and the wind blowing so hard that I couldn't see well enough to keep going. I had supplies, so we made camp under a tree - better than nothing, right? - and curled up for the night. But, in the night, Inuyasha woke up and started growling at something out there in the storm, then ran away and jumped towards a figure all in white. But something made him stop, and the figure walked towards me.

"His eyes were as golden as yours looked in the firelight.

"His skin and hair and clothing were all as white as snow, and he stood next to me and looked down at me for a long while. His expression was cold and distant. Finally he said this: 'You are young and lovely, and so this time I shall spare you. But should you ever speak of this to any human being, I shall return and kill you.'

"And then, right in front of me, he dissolved into wind.

"Inuyasha hadn't come back yet, which was weird, so I pulled on my boots and left my sleeping bag, walking in the direction he had run. It did not take long to find him. He'd been frozen in a block of ice. It's impossible, right? But he was dead, so I didn't tell anyone until now."

Yuki's eyes widened a little and then, as Kagome watched, the color started to bleed away from him as he transformed into a figure as white as snow, with white hair and clothing, and cold began to bite. She jerked back from him as the fire went out, and he reached across it to grab her.

"I told you I would kill you if you spoke of that to any human," he told her, in a voice like ice. And then the cold lessened, ever so slightly. "But then, you did keep your promise. You haven't spoken of it to any human."

His lips brushed hers, and he was gone again, as the first time, dissolving to wind in her arms.

As she reached up to touch her lips, it began to snow.
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daddysgirl13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow thats so amaing i love it it's so beautiful you sould really put that in your gallery that way when people get confused they know what happens it's on idea i wouldn't want it to seem like a order it's just a idea i had in mind for you not a order if thats how it sounds then i'm so sorry i mean't it as a idea
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
No it's fine, I get it - honestly though, my version of the tale is just a spinoff of the original Yukionna story, which I have linked up in the description, so I didn't think it was necessary!
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daddysgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh ok i understand
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Somatra101 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
very cool. i luv the way that he disapears. very cool
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you!
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sakuralioness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
ooo intresthing
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Thank you! The concept seemed perfect :)
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sakuralioness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
thehe yes and it really tells a story
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VampricFaeryGirl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a beautiful way of telling the story! I loved the use of the storm, the disappearing, the images carrying into each other...a clear story without any words. This is my favourite entry to this contest.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you like it so much!
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wickedangel17 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you!
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wickedangel17 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!
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FluffyLady Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I love how you don't have words in the comic, it's all pictures. Let's you use your imagination! Very nice. :+favlove:
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you!
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titanic-1912 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Love it.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you!
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TheLadyAthena Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so adding this to my favorites.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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MR-ArKane Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Artist
WOW, totally get my vote! Looks like you put so much work in this.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you very much! It was a lot of work, yeah, but also kinda fun. And I learned some things doing it, so it was definitely worth it :)
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sugar0o Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this was awesome! i loved how it moved from one image to another!
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you! For long strips I enjoy fluid transitions from one point to another.
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sSflowerSs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
:D
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sSflowerSs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thats all i can realy say
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
hee, thank you :)
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sSflowerSs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very welcome friendly artist
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kagome846 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I really love this, it's a beautiful way to capture the story without words.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I was originally planning on having words, but as it all came together it kinda seemed like it didn't need them, you know?
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mayreni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
wow awesome!!!! I am in love with this!!! :) hope you win!!!!
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Hee, thank you - me too!
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mayreni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart:
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TheNayaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
You make this very interesting!
Awesome!
You having a good idea :D
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you; I'm glad you like it!
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TheNayaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
;3 no problem
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MystKrew Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Wow that was really well done I have to say. I love the way you drew it so well. :)
*scrolls back up to see it again"
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Eee, thank you! I'm glad you like it so much!
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trish1975 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats beautiful...has an air of mystery to it
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Thank you! Good to know; it's what I was going for :)
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trish1975 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome!
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