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Moment of Clarity by hobogonemad Moment of Clarity :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 5 3 Golden Sun : Briggs Family Portraits by hobogonemad Golden Sun : Briggs Family Portraits :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 21 2 Golden Sons of Anarchy by hobogonemad Golden Sons of Anarchy :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 9 0 Oni Playing Cards :: Uji no Hashihime by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Uji no Hashihime :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 4 1 Oni Playing Cards :: Yuki-Onna by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Yuki-Onna :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 3 0 Oni Playing Cards :: Onibaba by hobogonemad
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Oni Playing Cards :: Onibaba :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 1 0
Steel Resolve [Motivational Poster] by hobogonemad Steel Resolve [Motivational Poster] :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 2 1 Oni Playing Cards :: The Tengu, Nighttime by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: The Tengu, Nighttime :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 0 0 Oni Playing Cards :: Shuten-doji, King of Oni by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Shuten-doji, King of Oni :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 6 0 Oni Playing Cards :: Life or Death Chip by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Life or Death Chip :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 0 3 Dagan :: The Obsidian Cliffs by hobogonemad Dagan :: The Obsidian Cliffs :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 1 3 Anila :: Briskwater Prairie by hobogonemad Anila :: Briskwater Prairie :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 3 1 Kairav :: The Stonespot Lakes by hobogonemad Kairav :: The Stonespot Lakes :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 3 3 Celosia :: The Magma Aerie by hobogonemad Celosia :: The Magma Aerie :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 1 0 Oni Playing Cards :: Namazu, the Earthshaker by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Namazu, the Earthshaker :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 3 3 Oni Playing Cards :: Blood Sunrise by hobogonemad Oni Playing Cards :: Blood Sunrise :iconhobogonemad:hobogonemad 5 1

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Moment of Clarity
H'Ruk Tak limbered to the top of the boulder, his mechanical limbs ill-adjusted for the climb.  His companions lingered below, playing their games of chance.  They were completely oblivious to the majestic surroundings their master had brought them to, even though the carved mountains towered above them. 

At one time this was a plain, flat and stretching to the horizon.  Enormous amounts of bedrock, stone, and rubble were excavated to lay the foundation for the nearby super-city, and heavy machinery carried the debris onto the plain.  The construction crews were all manned by AI, and instead of leaving gigantic, faceless cairns next to the city the crews carved their own Buddhist designs into the mountain.

The spot is now the destination for many a robotic pilgrimage.  Machines that visit the range claim to be able to hear the stone calling to them, singing of companionship with their inner silicon and mineral interiors.

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©2017.  David Boyd.  
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Golden Sun : Briggs Family Portraits
Secret Santa fan-art done for Torkie-and-Ky in the Golden Sun group GoldenSun-club.

Mentioned Briggs and Chaucha in her favorite pairings, and these two need more great art dedicated to them. Above is a nice portrait of Briggs' family, and of course they can't help themselves in the next photo.

Merry (belated) Christmas! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed working on it.
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Golden Sons of Anarchy
Mashup. Broke my cardinal rule of no fan-art, but every six years or so I break it to show some Golden Sun love.

Make it happen, FX.
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Golden Sun is © Camelot Software. Sons of Anarchy is © FX Television Studios.
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Oni Playing Cards :: Uji no Hashihime
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    Uji no hashihime was a woman consumed by jealousy; she prayed to a demigod to turn her into an oni after her husband slept with another woman. The demigod understood her desires. It bade her to perform a ceremony, and bathe in the Uji river for twenty-one days. She painted her body in dyes, dressed up her hair to look like the horns of an oni, and bathed in the river. After twenty-one days she was granted her wish. She emerged from the river and slew her husband, his lover, and all of his relatives.

    People who encountered her in her new form died instantly of fear. From a rough translation of the Heiki Monogatari: “Her every aspect was that of an oni, and all who saw her collapsed, dying of terror at the manifested horror they had seen.”

    Hashihime appears in Murasaki’s The Tale of Genji, and fought against Watanabe no Tsuna on the bridge at Uji.

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Oni Playing Cards © 2016. Dave Boyd.
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Oni Playing Cards :: Yuki-Onna
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    In most stories, a Yuki-onna was a ghostly woman who appeared to travelers in snowstorms. What differs from legend to legend was how she treated her prey: some die from exposure to the elements after she lead them astray from the beaten path, and others were frozen solid by her icy breath. It was rumored that she appeared to parents searching for their children in the storms, and would present them with a child-sized bundle of cloth. When the parents reached out to take the bundle, they were frozen in place.

    The Yuki-onna in Oni Playing Cards shows signs of skin tearing from frostbite, as well as shriveled black fingertips. Her tears, frozen, cling to her face as she beckons travelers off the road.

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Oni Playing Cards © 2016. Dave Boyd.
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
I have no idea why someone as talented and professional as you decided to watch someone like me, but I'm deeply flattered and sincerely thankful. It means a lot.
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hobogonemad Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, and don't sell yourself short. You've got some great stuff.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Well, certainly not compared to you I don't. Thank you. :)
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Man, i love your f(Art)s ! 
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hobogonemad Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My f(arts) are only appreciated by the finest connoisseurs. Always a pleasure to have you around when I'm f(art)ing! 
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UnicornInfektion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Okay screw interesting; your gallery is awesome especially your scraps.
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RedQuill Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, absolutely. Good to see you've been working away all this time. Your art's looking a lot better, but is still definitely you. Squidmissiles wtf.
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cry-ky Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
thanks for the watch :D
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cry-ky Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
thanks for the watch :D
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Lylecakes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Very cool body of work you have here! Thank you so much for the watch :)!
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