Netsuke Skeleton

ghost of the buddhist priest danka s

Thought I would start Halloween Week with The Ghost of the Buddhist Priest Danka as a Skeleton banging on his drum.  I couldn’t find out much information about the subject, but it seems to be one that is depicted in netsuke fairly frequently.  Perhaps keeping other ghosts at bay.

Ink and pencil.

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12 responses to “Netsuke Skeleton”

  1. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is a perfect start to Halloween week! Wonderful sketch…the pose and angle of the skull is really intriguing in this one.

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  2. kirkistan says :

    Scary image. I like how you’ve done it, Kerfe.

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  3. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Kerfe, his drum reminds me of a big scallop shell! Boooo-tiful!

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  4. Jodi says :

    ooooo spoooooky! great stuff for Halloween week! 🙂

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    What a lovely fellow, drum roll please to start the Halloween festivities!

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  6. memadtwo says :

    I can almost hear the spooky drumming.

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  7. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Great work! Just the right amount of creepiness.
    j

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