The Baku

A while back I wrote a paper on the legend of the Baku from Chinese and Japanese mythology. To go with the paper, I drew this small illustration of the Dream Eater. I learned a lot about the folklore of this creature and had a lot of fun drawing my own interpretation of him, as well as hunting through old books for stories about him. You can even read some of these legends online. Project Gutenberg has at least one book with a story about Baku here: Japanese Fairy World by William Elliot Griffis

For this drawing I used some very simple supplies. I used some cheap art markers, pens and a paint marker.

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