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Haunter Jizo by ChibiSilverWings Haunter Jizo by ChibiSilverWings
Jizo are represented in several different countries and can mean a variety of things, but their primary common myth is that Jizo is a Buddhist monk who has attained enlightenment but has stayed behind to help those who are still in need of guidance to reach heaven. Jizo, in Japan specifically, are revered as guides for travelers and as protectors of children; especially children who have died before their parents. In general the Jizo are a benevolent symbol of aide and comfort.

I've been making some Pokemon Jizo with their own little back story.

POKEMON MYTH:
There was once a talented sculptor. He knew well his craft and his skill was admired by many. His wife had been one of his many admirers and he loved his craft only second to her. When she was with child he spent many of his hours working on a single piece. While his wife spent many hours preparing a place for the child, he sought to sculpt his best work ever. This way his child would enter the world with the greatest gift he could offer. His put all his hopes and love for his unborn child into his work.

When the day came that his wife was to give birth, he was finally finished with his work. Her labor was long and painful. Even the most skilled doctors in the town could not save the child. The sculptor and his wife were devastated. The sculptor altered his masterpiece, moving its hands together so that it might always be praying for their child's protection. When he lay it beside the grave of his lost child the statue became a Pokemon. To this day, the area where the sculptor once lived makes Pokemon statues with their hands in prayer that are meant to protect the lost and guide them to safe paths.
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This is one of two trade items for a buddy of mine on LJ :iconjumbo-toda:. It's so squat and cute hehe I hope she likes it!
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohman stalking through your jizos because of that dragonite jizo you featured for the giveaway and this is definitely one of my faves so far (along with your gyarados's and the scythers). It's so simple yet so perfectly done!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I really still like how a few of these look (Gyrados and Scyther, and I think Bannette at my old faves). I miss making Jizos so much! I really loved doing it, and now that I've improved so much, I want to do more with them.
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I already know that if I win your little giveaway I'll be requesting a jizo so you have that to possibly look forward to? Hahaha
They're absolutely precious and I hope you do make more :D
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope you win then hehe! I really do keep planning to work on more, it just ends up that I get other things to work on first and I have to keep putting off personal projects. Ah well... someday! I'm always so grateful to hear that another person really still enjoys that style.
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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I totally understand that but these are precious and I would LOVE to see more :D
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 thank you thank you! Perhaps someday soon!
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jumbo-toda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
GAH! SO GREAT! THANKS SO MUCH, BB! <3
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very very welcome!
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Taryndedoo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! SO CUTE!!!
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ChibiSilverWings Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks!
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