Keeper of the Fireflies

Keeper of the Fireflies, Hikari

This lovely kitsune, Hikari, summons fireflies and fairy lights by using fox fire. She serves as their sheppard, herding the twinkling lights throughout the night, and calling back before first light.

She’s a friendly spirit that roams the meadows and forests of her homeland, helping lost spirits and travelers find their way in the dark. She carries a staff with a lantern of fox fire, which flickers to summon fireflies. Her appearence at night from afar resembles a gaint firefly floating about the tall grass and trees. As she wonders around, she scatters twinkling lights into the night, leaving sparkling trails that act as guiding lights. Once dawn approaches, she twirls the lantern, calling the lights back, and she returns to her home among the spirits.

Though she’s a friendly spirit, shes a bit shy. If startled, she disappears into a flickering burst of fairy lights. She usually won’t allow travelers to approach her. If she senses they are lost or need help, she will appear before them.

She prefers to be polite and repectful, often greeting with a formal bow. If shown the same kindness and respect, she will lead the way with a path of sparkling lights that leads to towns and settlements.

In her homeland, it has become a tradition for travelers to leave her small gifts (usually flowers, small trinkets, and sweets) near decorative paper lanterns on the trail posts to thank her.

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For this sketch, I used a combination of pencil and pen to create the line are, and shaded and added accent colors to it on my tablet. Her design is based off of a combination of colonial and eastern design, to give her more friendly/peaceful appearence. I originally planned her to be wearinf a traditional kimono like dress, but the colonial design seemed to fit the concept of this is wonderer. Her fox design is based off of a fennic fox/ long earred fox, giving her a cuter/friendlier appearence.

I might come back and fully color this once I get an idea as to what colors would look best with her design.

Art, Character, and Story by me

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Lumi Lox: the Lantern Fox

Lumi Lox: the Lantern Fox

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The Lumi Lox is a small fox-like creature, about the size of a small corgi, that has glowing antenna, markings, and a torch tipped tail. In the Loxes’ homeworld, it’s dangerous to venture out into the night without an enchanted lightsource, for dangerous beasts and shadows have claimed the night as their hunting grounds. Enchanted light is the only thing that seems to ward these dangers away. Loxes use their glow to confuse or blind any predators with flashes or strobes of bright white. Once the predator has been imoboblized, Loxes will flee for a burrow or any form of tall brush to hide away until the danger has passed.

Their glow is not only for defense. It’s also a means of communicating the Loxes’ feelings and moods, depending on the glow’s color.

Loxes are considered very friendly and have a dog-like personality. They wag their tails when happy and even bark…sorta…more like a high pitch, “marf!” sound. Due to their personality, many travelers keep a Lox or two as pets for company and security during night travels.

Colors and Moods

  • Bright Blue = Passive or Curious
  • White = Fear
  • Red = Anger
  • Green = Disgust or Sick
  • Dark Blue = Sleeping
  • Pink = Romantic or In Love
  • Yellow = Uneasy

Eating and Hunting Habbits

Loxes are mostly carnivores, and will hunt smaller creatures like rodents and insects. Sometimes they will eat fruits or vegatation for nutrients such as berries or roots.

Loxes prefer to stalk and blind using a flash from their antennas and tail to catch prey.

Biology and Behaviors

Loxes are warm blooded mammels. They prefer warm climates with plenty of shade. Loxes also prefer to live in small packs for protection. Males are usually bigger than females and a darker blue coat of fur. Both genders will glow pink when in love.

Loxes mate for life. They remain affectinate and faithful to their mates. Females may litters of up to 5 pups. Both genders take part in raising thier young.

Loxes are mostly nocturnal, prefering to hunt at night. They tend to take short naps through at the daytime, only to take small breaks to forage for fruits and roots.

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I originally posted the sketch of this creature on here and on my DeviantArt

For this character, it took roughly 20 or more layers on photoshop to color and add effects.

Art, Character, and Story belongs to me

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I’ve also posted 3 versions of this pic on my RedBubble realmlocke-msw: a T-Shirt version, Sticker version, and a Print version

Lumi Lox Tee
Lumi Lox Sticker
Lumi Lox Print

Winter at the Cafe

Originally posted this sketch on realmlock_anbumsw

An Artic Fox Girl enjoying a hot cup of coffee at her favorite cafe.

This was a fun sketch to make. Originally, the idea was going to be draw a scene of snow in the park, but I was growing tired of the cold weather. I decided to draw a coffee shop/cafe scene with a warm and cozy vibe.

For this sketch, I focused on creating a relaxing scene with the character sitting with her cup of coffee. To stick to a winter theme, I decided to have snow falling outside the window, and based the character’s design off an Artic Fox.

Overall, I really love how this sketch turned out.

Art and Character by me

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FanArt: Mizutsune the Water Fox

Fanart: Bowing Water Fox

Originally posted on my Instagram (realmlocke_anbumsw)

An adorable Anthro version of the water fox, Mizutsune (Monster Hunter), in an elegant dress. This Leviathan is best known for the fact that it breathes bubbles as a defense mechanism. It also happens to be one of my favorite monsters due to its design and colors, and the fact that it’s one of the few monsters considered normally passive unless provoked.

For this drawing, I focused on making this character look a little more human than creature (kinda like prosthetic makeup or costume). Mainly, I tried to make her face look semi normal by compressing some of the Mizutsune’s features (mainly the snout). I also tried to make her hair resemble quill like fur.

I tried this style in a previous drawing. You can check it out here on the blog, or on my DeviantArt (anbumsw)

Overall, I think it turned out pretty good. Might have to come back and color this later.

Mizutsune belongs to Capcom and Monster Hunter

Fanart by me

The Lumi Lox

Meet the Lumi Lox, a bioluminescent dog like animal found on RealmLocke. These cute little creatures light up to ward off many of the beasts roaming in the dark. Their tails resemble a bright, shimmering torch. They emit a bright white light when in danger, disorienting any enemies to make a quick eacape. Loxes are non hostile and are known for being friendly, behaving very similar to dogs. In fact, many Lumi Loxes are kept as pets and travel companions. 
Lumi Loxes are about the size of a corgi and are apart of a species called Lumis. The largest Lumi is known to be the size of a large wolf. They are called Luminox Wolves. The Luminox is stronger, but does not constantly emit light like Loxes. They instead emit powerful flash to blind and flank any enemy.

Art, story, and Character by Michael Woolsey

Caroline ‘ s Mistletoe Dress

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Caroline is one of my old original characters. She’s a tan fox with a love of fancy and elegant fashion.

In this sketch, she’s wearing a holiday inspired dress, decorated with Mistletoe accessories.

Character and Art by Michael Woolsey

Spring Time

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A calm forest path in the middle of spring.

I painted this for my grandmother a while back for her birthday. Her favorite season is spring. She loves the the colors and how beautiful everthing is. So I decided to make a pic about spring time here at home.

For this pic, I wanted the trees to be the focus. They are very colorful in the spring. I used ArtRage to make this like a painting. There are atleast 15 or more layers used in this pic. I focused on using only basic painting tools, not fill tools or selection tools. It took me several hours. I’m pretty happy on how it turned out.

Hope you had  a happy birthday, grandma!