Tuesday, December 13, 2011

H is for Hakutaku

This is a belated entry for last week's AlphaBeasts!

Hakutaku is the Japanese name for a Chinese monster, Baí Zé, who supposedly dictated a legendary demonography. The original Chinese form of this creature was more lion-like, but in Japan it developed a more chimeric form, possessing nine eyes & six horns, a semi-human face & goat-like hooves. Further distorted by me. :-)

Acrylic on an ad scanned from a 1937 True Experiences magazine, ~5.5"x7.5"

I'm hoping to get back to my regular Oddments schedule now, but I am still running behind due to the dreadful computer crash, so please forgive me if I'm a tad erratic!


  1. Really nice use of the background eyes!

  2. He's fantastic and your wonderful handsome Yogi arrived on my mat today ......Leah your art is amazing and so is your handwriting ....talented indeed ...thank you ...x

  3. If you believe what they say about eye beautifier (.... Immediately reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, Within 1 week notice skin around the eyes feels softer and smoother, more radiant, and reduced crows feet and fine lines under the eyes, .... bla bla and more bla) than this Hakutaku would need for all his (her??) eyes a lot of gallons !
    And platina credit card : 0.3 fl.oz is about 50 $!!! Google told me :)


  4. One of those informative posts. Glad to find your site.

    Faye of Bags Under Eyes