Inktober Number 5: Ao-Andon
Let me get one thing out. Holy Crap, this yokai is supposed to be a woman and I drew it as a guy. I wish I didn’t just skim the article. I was just too excited. It looks pretty cool and I have a bottle of blue ink that I’m itching to use with a brush! This Process Cyan ink is GORGEOUS!
Excuses aside, this yokai is an Ao-Andon. Probably one of my favorites, it’s an embodiment of fear gathered from people participating in a game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Where it scares the living HELL out of everyone, or maybe even worse. From what I’ve read, no one wants to finish the game. It seems no one wants to find out what it does to you when it really does appear.
For further reading please refer to Matthew Meyer’s Website. I have tons of fun reading the articles he wrote from materials he researched and translated himself. It’s where I get a lot of inspiration from.