Thursday, 22 December 2011


Tengu is a Japanese mythological creature usually attributed with shape shifting abilities and general trickery/ I thought it would be a lovely creature to draw with all the feathers flying around and supernatural whizz effects I could add to it.

You can download in super high resolution for free as a desktop wallpaper here:

1. Normal screen aspect ratio (4:3): 

2. Wide screen aspect ratio (16:9):

The  artwork began life as a random pen sketch in my notebook. I just wanted to test out my new pigment fineliners to see how thin I could draw the barbs in the feathers:

I asked my buddy over at Scramble, who design all sorts of cool Japanese themed apparel, for some words in kanji, and voila, lots of inking up with pens, a bit of Photoshop trickery and there you have it, Tengu!

1 comment:

  1. currently using this image as my wall paper and it looks awesome. Ever think of uploading more art to be used as digital wallpaper for more self promotion? I think a lot of people in the BJJ community would use them! keep up the great work!

    Scott from NY