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This is a concept sketch for Bid for Power II ([link]) I based this on a Japanese myth called the Tengu...

"Tengu are mountain and forest goblins with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes. Their supernatural powers include shape-shifting into human or animal forms, the ability to speak to humans without moving their mouth, the magic of moving instantly from place to place without using their wings, and the sorcery to appear uninvited in the dreams of the living...

...The Tengu has evolved in both appearance and purpose over the centuries. Originally portrayed as an evil crow-like creature with a man's body, a beaked face, a small compact head, feathered wings, and heavy claws, the Tengu has since evolved into a protective bird-like man-goblin with an uncommonly long nose, wearing a small monk hat, and oft-times sporting a red face. Patrons of the martial arts, Tengu are credited with exraordinary skills in sword fighting and weapon smithing. They sometimes serve as mentors in the art of war and strategy to humans they find worthy. Tengu live in colonies under the leadership of a single Tengu, who is served by messenger Tengu (usually Karasu). More mischievous than evil, the Tengu are hatched from eggs like birds."
- [link]

"...the konoha tengu variety, generally considered a Buddhist introduction, and conceptualized much later in Japanese history. These Tengu are the ones seen as being pride-fallen priests or warriors. These bad samurai and priests are said to go to Tengudo when they die, a sort of hell for Buddhists. They usually have a red face with a very prominent nose which ranges in appearance from ridiculous to beak-like..."
- [link]

btw everythings not permanant so feal free to voice some opinions, objections, dislikes, likes or what you think might make it look better etc...
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pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
man. this is awesome.
tengus rock

but why didn't you choose the red faced big nosed type ? i think they have more impact
Riverglen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Organs are for suckers XD Nice work
TUS Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Yah I tore those dredded things out long time ago, only sissys use organs... blah..*Dies*
Riverglen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
oh noes o-o
aruni-kun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
looks very interesting but it looks as though his shoulder muscles are so large his arms have limited movement. And his hips...well...its a mythical creature/person/race so you can shape them anyway..but if those were to be the hips of a man...he wouldn't have any room for his organs. Not that im sure that tengu HAVE organs..:P
never mind! the image a great though:D
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