We're back for a bonus page! Just a few people submitted their own artwork, but it's all appreciated, and I think I'll actually just leave this open for more submissions until the end of the season! (That's December 31st, 2019). Whether I add them to this page or make an additional page will depend on how many if any submissions come!
DAY THIRTY TWO: Hara No Mushi Art Gallery!
Jac drew some reinvented but easily recognizable mushi, and I love the more flatworm-like head of Taibyou no Kesshaku especially! Gyoshu is also looking pretty much perfectly on-model, yet significantly more ghoulish and menacing. A style shift can make such a difference! It really feels like something that lives under your flesh and records your sins.
I love how cute yohoia made all of these, including the STYLIN' new hat!
Pyroraptor combines the Hara no Mushi with the anime Mushishi, including some new hybrid takes on "bugs" from both!
So for my own original Mushi, I wanted to draw something that looked and felt like it could have come from the same book. I didn't QUITE get the style down perfect, but I feel like it's close enough?
I think I'd call this one the "Sore Bug." Inhabiting the liver during the day, this bug would emerge at night to peck at the possessed's body, causing the development of boils. The tiny wings on its neck would always flap, but wouldn't be strong enough for it to fly.
If the possessed goes to sleep drunk, Sore Bug wakes up drunk. It can then be found passed out near the possessed by morning, and can be disposed of before it re-enters the body.