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Patreon Monthly Sketch: June 2018

June 15th, 2018, 9:00 am
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Pokemontrainergigi June 6th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Monthly Patreon sketch request by Sureen Ink for her character Kiyoko!
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EmilyAnnCoons June 15th, 2018, 9:20 am
I really liked this one <3 She's really pretty in her human form, and her true form looks great! I can't imagine how hard drawing the 8 tails was, though haha
Pokemontrainergigi June 16th, 2018, 9:42 pm
@EmilyAnnCoons: Thanks, it was fun to do! :D The tails themselves weren't hard to draw per se, but figuring out the placement of them was a bit of a fun challenge though!
EmilyAnnCoons June 16th, 2018, 10:40 pm
@Pokemontrainergigi: Well, that's good to hear. It looks super complicated to me so XD
Zelkova June 15th, 2018, 10:13 am
Do those tails ever end up in a knot when she wakes up? Most kitsunes I seen had fluffier tails that stand straight up. Kinda nice to see one where the tails are actual tails. Also a shame the tails are blocking most of her, I kinda want to see how that shoe (assuming it is a flip flop or one of those Japanese wooden shoes) works with those fox feet.
Pokemontrainergigi June 16th, 2018, 9:54 pm
@Zelkova: I imagine the magical powers of a kitsune would keep them from tangling, but who knows!

Sorry about that! The shoes are called getas (geta?) I believe.

There's two ways they're probably work: https://image.prntscr.com/image/iRSAqoH3S5yY9NHP_9GRlA.png
Rather than going between the big toe and index toe, it'd go between the middle two toes, or just a strap over the whole foot.
EmilyAnnCoons June 16th, 2018, 10:48 pm
@Zelkova: Honestly, she really doesn't have to worry too much about that. Her tails vanish when she goes into her shapeshift form (the human form seen in the image). Due to Kitsune's being hunted because people believe their tails have magical properties, most Kitsune tend to stay in their shapeshift forms unless in their own villages. Even amongst the people she works with (known as the Council of Magic, of which Lynaene from an earlier image is part of), she tends to stay in her shapeshifted form. Part of this is because she doesn't want people knowing she's a kitsune (the other Council members do know she is one, but not most of the people under them) from fear of being hunted by them.

That said... when she isn't in her shapeshift form, she still doesn't have to worry too much about her tails tangling up. It's not like hair where you can't control it and it just kind of bunches up randomly. She has full control over each of her tails as if they were limbs, so she can just keep her tails in check because of that. That said, you'll also notice this kitsune only has 8 tails and not 9. While she might be the ruler of her kingdom, she's not the oldest kitsune out there, so she hasn't yet gotten all of her tails. That said, kitsune usually have 9 tails no earlier then about 60 years of age, and also do not start growing their second, third, etc. tails till they reach adulthood at 16.