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darksilvania's Kyomi by Wolvekit darksilvania's Kyomi by Wolvekit
I HAVE NO COLOR SENSE WHATSOEVER, CAN YOU TELL?

As I was browsing through dA the other day, I came upon ~darksilvania's combo pokemon. Unlike other "mash two pokemon designs together", this was more of a conceptual mixing. This is Kyomi, a mix of Houndoom and Ninetails, as seen here: [link]

I thought the idea was awesome so I drew it up at 2 in the morning. So please excuse the horribly fucked up anatomy. And the slight artistic freedoms I took with the design.

JAPANESE LESSON FOR THE DAY:
So the name "Kyomi" is a romanized combo of 九尾 (kyuubi) meaning "Nine-tails" and 黄泉 (yomi) meaning "Yellow Springs", which is a name of the place where life began in Chinese mythology which was then transposed onto the "underworld" of Japanese mythology.

So to get the name "Kyomi" the closest would be 九黄泉 (kyuuyomi) which would sort of mean "Nine undeworlds". Pretty cool, no? But it gets even better.

There's another place in Chinese mythology called 九泉 or "Nine Springs". It's one of the many names for the place where life began and where souls go after they die and stuff like that. I'm not sure if the name was transposed into Japanese mythology or not, but I did find the phrase in a Japanese dictionary so I think it has. Since I thought it was pretty badass, I used that as it's "name" which I put on the picture.

You could pronounce 九泉 as "kyumi", but that would just be silly. The proper Japanese way to pronounce it would be "kyusen", since the Japanese have a billion ways to say and pronounce everything ;P.

So technically the name on the picture isn't Kyomi but Kyusen. Not too bad for a strange and complicated translation.

Also, my calligraphy teacher would laugh at me if he ever saw the crappy calligraphy I drew on here. >_>

Paper texture by ~Babybird-Stock
Kyomi original here: [link]
Kyomi design and concept (c) :icondarksilvania:
Art (c) :iconwolvekit:
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE your anatomy!
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Wolvekit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist
Thankies! =D :heart:
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! but i have a request if you don't mind me asking.
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Wolvekit Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist
Oooh sure. I don't mind requests at all, though it may take quite awhile to get my butt in gear and do it. xD
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i don't mind your lazyness XDD. i can't submit any art right now, and i need someone to draw Rekuushi and Seraph for me. Drexa was suposed to do it, but he's slippin' XD you think you can do it?
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Wolvekit Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist
Sure! Any specifics?
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
um...well, they are a married couple. but the picture i have of Seraph is a little inacurate now. he has a long sleeve shirt, and the green swirl on his shirt is on the black cape he has. his cape has a gold trim all around it. and please draw Rekuushi's Arch Sage version. i love that one! :3
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Darksilvania Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Its AWESOME!!! thanks for the fanart owo
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Wolvekit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Glad you like it! =D
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