Back when I first
laid eyes on Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho, it was love at first blood, err,
sight. Now I'm watching ALL of Yu Yu Hakusho... finally... so I'm
obsessed with Kurama again. OK, me being obsessed is an understatement.
I really can't decide if I like the human or daemon form of Kurama
better, but the demon form is definitely the most beautiful
silver-haired being in all of anime (imo).
Aaanywhoo... I wanted to do something with both Kurama and Hiei (Kurama+Hiei4eva!), but couldn't think of anything that wasn't done before. Instead, this picture came as a result of the pondering: how could I put human Kurama, Youko Kurama, fox kurama, prettiness, and blood in the same picture, and make it original at the same time? So I figured I'd do this... a representation of how Kurama's Youko form tends to appear when his human form is in great danger, almost as if to protect it. Hence the title, Youko Guardian. There was supposed to be a pool of blood under human Kurama, but due to the fact that I couldn't figure out how to draw a pool of blood and also because it would make him look more dead than he actually is, I hope the scattered rose petals are symbolic enough.
Drawn/inked on paper, colored in Photoshop. Third try at Photoshop so far. I am rather pleased. ^_^
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