Also about time I posted up a few inspiration references:
I've been lucky enough to see a lot of Nagasawa Rosetsu's work over the years (including the collection at Muryo-ji, Wakayama), but I recently saw this incredible piece for the first time.
Titled 雨中釣燈龍図 (うちゅうつりとうろうず), translated as 'Hanging Lantern in the Rain,' it's part of the National Museum's often-rotated collection.
@Sherkel I hadn't heard this! Some satisfying filters in there, and enjoyed the big finale! Happy to have indirectly helped, I prefer the leaping tiger (called Dragon apparently) but this one's great too.
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