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Winter Greeting by manic-goose Winter Greeting by manic-goose
To sum them up a bit, these two are the companions of a Fox Kin Samo-Yan, or a Kitsune. They are both actually a few hundred years old, kept young looking by the fox magic. These twins are a boy and a girl named Maura and Luutsy. I'm sure you can tell who is who. Luutsy is more impish than Maura, but Maura is more manipulative. The Fox Kin in question is named Danyaar, and he is also a red fox.

That being said, this is the Christmas card I am sending to friends and family this year. It was done with pen, markers watercolor pastels and colored pencils. My aim was to make them as ridiculously cute as I could possibly manage. So, is this the most insanely cute thing you have ever seen me draw? If so, I accomplished my goal.

I will be submitting this to a couple contests.
This contest about drawing a picture with a snowman in it hosted by `Damaged927 : [link]
And the winter OC contest being hosted by :iconloveocs: [link]

This is being entered as an entry for the Christmas is in the Air contest here: [link] being held by :iconourarea51:

Lines, in case you would like to try your hand at coloring them too:

Unpolished excerpt from in the Time of Dragons

Kiala and Koji made their way through the snow, her concern growing with each step. She hadn’t seen the old woman since before she left… it was of course amazing the wrinkled creature was still alive after all that time, but with a harsh winter like this, it was starting to look less and less likely that this was still true. As she grew nearer, she could smell smoke coming from a fire. This confused her, as images of the dilapidated building from her memories resurface. Hole in the roof, no glass on the windows; it was a shack ready to fall apart at any moment, and as far as she remembered, there was no fireplace.

“A fire?” She voiced.

“Well of course, it is cold out,” Koji commented dryly. “I don’t think anyone, plant lover or not, would forgo a warm fire on a day like this.” This of course had nothing to do with her concern, but she let it drop. Koji didn’t seem worried about his old acquaintance, so she chose not to worry either.

As they made her way into the clearing, they were greeted by the most astounding sight. The shack was replaced by a house. It was a large Western style home, nestled snugly in the corner of the clearing, a wisp of smoke escaping from a comely chimney. This sight was so wrong that her first thought was that someone had finally tricked the old woman out of her place and built their own home… but that thought was interrupted by the sound of playful yipping.

Two young red foxes, not yet fully grown, came bounding up; one chewing on the ear of the other. The one whose ear was being assaulted fell over, bringing the other down on top of it. They scuffled for a while before they noticed they were being watched. The smaller one bounced up and looked at them curiously, the other stayed down, looking at them from behind its fluffy tail. It was the cutest thing Kiala had ever seen, and she instantly forgot about her concerns.

“Foxes? But they are being so friendly.” She exclaimed in delight.

“Well of course they are. I would think that they are used to people by now.” He knelt down and started petting both of them, and Kiala just gaped as they melted into his hands. All she could do was stare, her mouth partially open. Did nothing surprise Koji? When he said he thought it would be a good idea to pay the old woman a visit, she expected him to feel bad for her and her horrid living conditions, but he had only laughed at her description, and now, here were a couple of wild animals loving up against him in front of a house that so clashed with Kiala’s memories it nearly hurt her head. Koji looked up at the house, a slight frown on his face. “But if Maura and Luutsy are here, that means Danyaar is here as well.” He said seriously.

“Who?” Kiala demanded. Now she was getting annoyed. She wanted answers.

Koji saw her eyes narrowing, and sighed. “I guess I have strung you along enough.” Now he grinned. “These two are actually a few hundred years old. Good old Kitsune magic has increased their life span and stunted their growth. Danyaar said that if he was going to have companions, he wanted them to live as long as him, and that they had to be cute… in order to woo pretty girls.” Now he laughed as he saw Kiala’s face twist in confusion. “Come to think of it, you’re a pretty girl… so is it working? Do you feel overwhelmed by their charm yet?”

“Well, I guess… but… Kitsune magic?” Now it made a little more sense. Whoever Danyaar was… he had to be a Kitsune. A Samo-Yan. A surge of excitement suddenly rushed through her. She might get to meet a Fox Kin.

Koji laughed. “A little slow this morning, are you?”

“I am not!” She exclaimed.
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:iconeribruton:
eribruton Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
super gorgeous, well done
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:iconferrertriple0:
FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww how gorgeous!!! =D
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KurisuUzune Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The Cuteness!!! :iconlachoirplz:
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww foxys:aww:
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yuukiXakira Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww the collored version is even cuter this is so amazing how you did it :D (question would you like to join my contest? [link] any kind of style is welcome )
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe, I do like drawing foxes
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yuukiXakira Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay thats great to hear :D and looking at yorue drawings it sure will be a amazing one :D you got an amazing style
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baileyjustin14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
that is amazing
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:iconeddie-destroyed:
Eddie-Destroyed Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
this is so cute and beautiful ♥
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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:iconaifos96:
Aifos96 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
stunning!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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:iconalwaysangel-orginal:
AlwaysAngel-Orginal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats jsut to cute!!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconsaigirl123:
saigirl123 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
awsome
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:iconswevenzre:
Swevenzre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awwww! Cute!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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:iconart-and-ineffability:
art-and-ineffability Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well done for coming 3rd in the :devlove-ocs: contest :3 haha I entered 3 christmas contests and had the results back from 2 and didn't get anywhere near winning either XD maybe the third one ^^;
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I saw you entered, and I loved it, I voted for yours too. Thanks. ^__^
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art-and-ineffability Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awwww really? Thank you! I can't remember who I voted for ^^; but I know I've loved this picture from when I first saw it
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^
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:iconcelebphilin:
Celebphilin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
They are so darn precious!! So much character in those adorable faces!! :D
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. ^__^
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on winning 3rd : [link]
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^__^
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:iconshisaichi:
Shisaichi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are relly cute!!!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it
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:iconshirei-shou:
Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the eye is so blink blink. I love it. U gonna win the contest. I saw Ur entry at snowman contest that I also follow. But Ur art is so catchy. lovely
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it. ^__^ Happy Holidays.
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So lovely ! :glomp:
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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EmeraldRainDragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute :D!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This piece has been chosen for :icontraditional-artists: BEST OF WEEKLY FEATURE!! It is currently featured in this week's journal [link] and news article [link] !
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
:w00t: Thanks.
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QueenRikku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sssoooooo adorable awwwwww
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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:iconvineruu:
Vineruu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I LOVE THESE LITTLE FOX BABIES!!!! X3
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much
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:iconvineruu:
Vineruu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome 100%
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aww they sooo cute :D I love there eyes
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
np :)
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emogurl491 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
ridiculously cute :D hope i spelled that right lol but i luv the foxes!!!!
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
its so ... :iconiloveyoutooplz: beautiful
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I tried.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Beautiful foxes!
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