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Huli by Capukat Huli by Capukat
Last Update: April 21, 2014

Final redesign! Which is essentially like.. her third version. With the mostly minor changes!

Huli means "fox" in Chinese/Mandarin. Sometimes it's hard to find a direct translation for words in other languages so as for this definition of "Ming", I can't say I have a solid one :/ Something along the lines of being noisy or something.. I think.
Then again my mandarin is super limited OTL and I probably don't know as much as I should (oopsies)

Fun fact! I did the lineart traditionally (excluding little additional stuff and side doodles) with a pen and was essentially both the sketch and finished product (so there are a few anatomical no-nos :c! Butttt, if you wanna see the original it is right here >:'D instagram.com/p/nD7gxWqlzt/ I post some of my random traditional pictures on there that don't go into my main gallery... so follow me in Instagram if you wanna see more! :meow:

Her previous name (as most of you who knew this character before her update would know) was Crane. Which fit with  the random bottled paper crane I had on her since the beginning that had a little back-story that.. never got developed enough to stick. So I ditched the concept and just reinvented most of her back-story in general.

Important Facts:

- Her bamboo stick doesn't magically have immortal leaves--it's state is sustained by the "spiritual" energy/life force from the spirit residing in the lantern she carries on the stick. There is a back-story to this that ties into the element-based sorcery theme from that (annoyingly) mentioned (several times) comic project that's due in about a decade. Needless to say, it might've been an excuse to keep those pretty leaves when she is not with her lantern and stick, the lantern resides in a small shrine.

- The fire in her lantern isn't a literal flame. It's more of a spirit residing in the lantern and taking the form of fire. It never dies out.

- She was adopted by an old couple (their children also still live in the same household). They live in the middle of a dense (bamboo) forest and are pretty close to the local shrine for a dragon deity. A very down-to-earth family, they took in the fox kit along with her peculiar facial "birthmark" (actually a "meridi"/magic marking) and lantern-- they named her (Ming) Huli for she kept crying. She was raised as the family pet.

- The grandfather is a spiritual man who sensed something about that lantern that compelled him to build a small wooden shrine for it. He believes it is a sign of good fortune that Huli came to them. (What they don't know is that she isn't from Earth and that is the reason she cannot use her abilities.. detailed excluded :dummy:)

- Huli can be seen wearing a bag as well (not pictured here--but will update when I get around to redesigning it) used to carry mandarin oranges when the kids go orange-picking or just to transport them as snacks. 

- She wears her bamboo hat sometimes when travelling with the family. Mostly to shadow the peculiar marking on her cheek.

- She is actually later the mate of another fox character of mine, Kite. But exactly how they meet is.. secret! :la:

- Anything else is either excluded or has not yet been written/developed!

She was first created on April 29, 2012 when I was sitting on a boulder outside the school right before the quarterly 2-week break was about to start! :dummy: Do not question my uncanny memory when it comes to random facts. It just is...

DRAW ON and KEEP CREATING!



Art © Capukat/Celine Chandra Character © Capukat/Celine Chandra
Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro Medium PTH651 Program[s]: Paint Tool SAI=  Total Time: 3 hours (more or less.. half of it was probably dedicated to side doodles and text)


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:iconkonveekou:
Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's beautiful <3 Capu you have too many characters omg
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   General Artist
Thank you Konvee! Hehe x3 I do.. and many I have never even posted (yet) *facepalm
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Soo desu :DDD
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   General Artist
Lol thank youu!! <3
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chunjihuli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
omg i have a character named Chunji Huli I had no idea about this XD
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   General Artist
AH yes I just saw haha! They can be buddies now lol!
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chunjihuli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Hehe yeah! :3
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CarlyKat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I WILL SHIP THEM SO MUCH TOGETHER exsulalchymia.deviantart.com/a…
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   General Artist
XDD lolll

AH unfortunately Ming Huli is taken ono
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CarlyKat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DX
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:iconzeraan:
zeraan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Her design is seriously awesome. I especially like her colours and her name.
The backstory you created for her is very pretty too c:
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Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much zeraan! :3 Coming from you who has awesome designs yourself!
Ooh and I'm glad you like the backstory as well <3
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zeraan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
And thank you for the compliment <3
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Miridith Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Woa, great character *Q*
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   General Artist
Thank you <3333
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IDS-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so beautiful. I'm at a loss of words... Wow!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
thank you ;u;
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Applejack-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Capukat! I really love this character and I think she's super awesome and creative . . . :petting: and I would love to draw her so may I please have your permission to do fanart of your character Crane?
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Capukat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much haha!

but omg ofc you can do fanart ahah thankq >~<
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Applejack-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Okay, it may take a while though cuz I need to get a tablet first....o.o
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Capukat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
oh no worries at all!
I'm really really glad you like her though haha :'D
eee np ^-^
oooh good luck with that!
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Applejack-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not like. I LUVEEEE her! ^-^ hehe sorry if I'm creepy..... But yeah I hope so cuz I asked for one for my birthday! :D

U SO CREATIVE
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Capukat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
omg no you're finee ee >~< but amg way cool haha :'D
congrats then!
omg >~<
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Applejack-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah.

Btw I love your icon, it's so cute!!! How did you make it??? (Sorry if I'm being annoying)
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Capukat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   General Artist
ohhh!
I actually didnt make my current pixel onee ^-^
it's by *deer-feathers :'D
commissioned!
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Renkat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adoreable!!! <333
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Capukat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
thanks <3
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:iconrenkat:
Renkat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome Capuu ;U;<3
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PearofSnow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Is Awestruk!
Is perfect
Is the Capu!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
thank you :'D
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CloudyPaw20 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
You gotta teach me how to draw sometime
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   General Artist
amg ahah thankq ^-^
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CloudyPaw20 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Artist
Your welcome :D
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PARTYBOXX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Aw, I love how she carries that cute bamboo stick in her mouth :3 And that hat... N컴컴컴컴컴컴컴W <3
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
EHehhe THANK YOUUUU so much <3333
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nitefallen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Gosh! The colors look so beautiful and the design looks amazing! You are so good at making OC's! :)
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
thank you so much <333
hehe it's my pleasure making them ;u;
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xxSuperMarioGalaxyxx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's wonderful!!!
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
thankq <33
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xxSuperMarioGalaxyxx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She's so pretty. >w< I love the idea of her having a collar with little origami papers, and a bag of oranges. owo the lanterns are pretty awesome too. <3
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
thankq so much ;u;

hehee <33333
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
>w< of course
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Candii-Mow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crane is absolutely gorgeous
I love all the tiny details
and omg bag of oranges
that is just eee!
I must draw her some day! ;v;
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
thank you so so much ;u;
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silverfray Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
must
draw
now
omg
/rush to Sai
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Capukat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
omg fft thanks silver X333
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silverfray Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No broblem♥
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Rekkusu-R Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
when does she use the orange lantern :O?
like at a temple?
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Capukat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
ahaha that'd be cool ^^
but ah I just planned for it to be in more sacred places I guess x3
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