探求 (Tankyū) - Concept Art

Cover photo

Cover photo

Matsumi and Amon

Matsumi and Amon

Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell

Mysterious Past

Mysterious Past

Chilling

Chilling

Traditional Style painting of Amon

Traditional Style painting of Amon

Logo

Logo

A concept art collection of a personal project called 'Tankyū'.
This story is based a lot on Japanese mythology and I had a lot of fun looking into Japanese folklore to learn about legends and myths to incorporate into my story. I'm planning to bring this story to life in the near future, perhaps as a webcomic, but I also concepted this story as a video game in mind.

This collection is also my submission for the Rookies 2019 Concept Art and Illustration section.

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SUMMARY:
Matsumi is just a lazy fisherman who wants nothing more than to live a mundane and peaceful life in the small village of Mizucho. However, chaos seems to sweep the land as malicious spirits seem to be escaping from the dreaded Mount Osore, the Gates of Hell. He is tasked by Inari, the fox god, to journey to Mount Osore to figure out what's wrong and ultimately close the gates. With no way to refuse, he embarks on his quest with his best friend, Amon, a supposedly friendly serpent with a mysterious past.