The snow bunnies in Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6 (top) and the Snow Bunny food item from the Paper Mario series (bottom left) are references to actual snow sculptures of rabbits traditionally made in Japan (bottom right).
Two Mongolian teams (nicknamed Tserendash (left) and Erdene (right)) qualified for the 2017 International Snow Sculpture Championships. Erdene won third place. Both teams tied for the “Artist Selection” award, voted on by all the snow sculptors themselves.
Here it is!! My collaboration withLetThereBeDoodles! <3 This is something we have been working on for the last couple of weeks and it has been so much fun working together and I am so happy with what we created. We both hope that you enjoy these manips and the story that goes with them!(^-^)
We both wanted to do something new so we decided to create our own adaptation a la Disney! >:D We looked at several stories from around the world and got hooked by the story of Yuki-Onna, a mythical spirit from Japan. This is a character that has been re-imagend several times in film/TV before, so we had to take some artistic liberties in order for it to feel new and unique.
Even though this story is not historically accurate in the sense that it’s not based on real life events or people, we still did our absolute best to thoroughly research the era, culture and legends. But bare in mind that this adaptation was made by two non-Japanese creators, so errors in accuracy may be present. If this had been a real, original film project then we would naturally have hired film makers from a Japanese background to help us in it’s production. :3
DISCLAIMER: We do not own the movies which were used to created theses images. We only take credit for editing and the story. Movies used: Brother Bear II, Fantasia 2000, Grave of the Fireflies, Lilo & Stitch, Millennium Actress, Mulan I-II, Peter Pan II, Pocahontas I-II, Princess Mononoke, Wolf Children
WINTERTIDE: The tale of Yuki Onna
(developed by TheNamlessDoll and Lettherebedoodles, written by Lettherebedoodles.)
Every Winter when the snow starts to fall, the people of Japan huddle inside their homes with their families, away from the frigid white wasteland beyond the door.
Every Winter she watches them through the frosted glass, her pale skin barely distinguished from the snow around her, her eyes glinting from behind waves of long ebony hair. It is her job to see that the snow falls, that the winter comes and resets the world, preparing for the new beginning… However, human’s don’t seem to like the cold. They dread her return, and shun her when she arrives. They fear her… she is alone.
Keeping today simple with the two leaving behind their superhero snow sculptures because tomorrow, I gotta dress them kids up for prom. Also, I should really finish those other drawings still on the back burner. I’ll be on the tablet tomorrow at least? Yes.