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ghost foxes in a cathedral, for sovay

sovay, here are some ghost foxes for you. I didn't include your pantomime foxes--the one in the flared skirt, the fox-masked giraffe--which would have been wonderful, but which I didn't think I could do justice to. Just ghost foxes themselves, overrunning a ruined cathedral--that image was so compelling all on its own.

I didn't know how to capture the soaringness of a cathedral, with its glory being so vertical, and the small litheness of foxes, which would be hard to see in a picture that captured those tall spaces. Then the words "rood screen" popped into my head--the fancy barrier between the altar and the rest of the cathedral (and I was thinking "rude screen" because it disdains the populace, and also rude, like rustic, like a ruin)--so I drew that. And then I remembered that "rood" meant the cross, because I remembered that we had read the poem "The Dream of the Rood" in Anglo-Saxon .... and then it seemed extra-right, because dreams.

ghost foxes cathedral-1

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rachelmanija
Dec. 23rd, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
I love that! Especially the leaping fox on the left, and the perfect whisking tail of the fox in the foreground.
asakiyume
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I had fun looking at photos of foxes and cathedrals in preparation for this.
sartorias
Dec. 23rd, 2014 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh I love the grace of your fox!
asakiyume
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks :-)
nineweaving
Dec. 23rd, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this!

Nine
asakiyume
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so very glad! (I love your drawings)
xjenavivex
Dec. 23rd, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
That is so cool. Thank you.
asakiyume
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
You are *very welcome*--you've been in my thoughts.
lizziebelle
Dec. 23rd, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ghost foxes! In a cathedral! Wonderful.
asakiyume
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe there's a whole vulpine choir, and oh! A fox confessor! (Put your tall boots on!)
ericmarin
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
Love this. :-)
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:28 am (UTC)
So glad <3
heliopausa
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Mysterious and dreamlike. :)
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:28 am (UTC)
I'd like to wander in a cathedral haunted by foxes, I think.
sovay
Dec. 24th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
ghost foxes in a cathedral, for sovay

Oh, wow. Thank you. This is amazing!
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:28 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Later on I'll send you the original.
sovay
Dec. 27th, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
Later on I'll send you the original.

. . . Thank you!
nipernaadiagain
Dec. 24th, 2014 05:54 am (UTC)
Such cute and yet mysterious ghost foxes!
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm so glad they appear both cute and mysterious!
ashlyme
Dec. 24th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC)
Wow! That's beautiful and spooky. Love it.

Happy Christmas! <3
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Happy Christmas! And thank you.
wuweibaby
Dec. 24th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
😍❤️❤️❤️!!!
asakiyume
Dec. 27th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
^_^

Merry Christmas ♥
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