Kappa dancing in the rain by Nighttidevibes

Kappa dancing in the rain


1 January 2019 at 18:52:54 MST

First image of 2019!!!
I drew a kappa dancing in the rain. Instead of the usual bowl of leaves they're supposed to have I decided to give my own spin on things and gave them a poppy flower instead.

Kappa [river child] are Japanese yokai. below is a brief description

Kappa are aquatic reptilian humanoids who inhabit the rivers and streams found all over Japan. Clumsy on land, they are at home in the water, where they thrive during the warm months. Kappa are generally the size and shape of a human child, with scaly skin ranging in earthy hues from deep green to bright red, even blue. Their bodies are built for swimming, with webbed, thumb-less hands and feet, and a turtle-like beak and shell. Their elastic, waterproof skin reeks of fish, and is said to be removable. They possess three anuses, allowing them to pass three times as much gas as a human. Kappa forearms are attached to one another inside of their shells, and pulling on one arm will cause it to lengthen while the other one contracts. They are excellent swimmers, and despite their small size they are physically stronger than a grown man. A dish-like depression lies on top of their skulls. This dish is the source of a kappa’s power and must be kept wet at all times; should the water be spilled and the dish dry up, the kappa will be unable to move and may even die.

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