She herself is a haunted house.
She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes
and that is very frightening.
- Angela Carter
Full size here, because Tumblr resizes like an moron!
I have wrestled with this monstrosity of a painting for far too long. For better or for worse, here it is!
I combined several bits of imagery from Homestuck (i.e. the clock gears and Rufioh’s butterfly wings) with an old ritual called the Ushi no Kokumairi, started by a spurned maid in the year 800 in Kyoto. After her lover rejected her for another, she made a straw doll in his effigy, went into the forest at 3 AM (the Hour of the Cow in the traditional clock), and hammered iron nails into the doll. Her ex-lover died shortly thereafter.
Also, the kanji at the bottom of the painting are 滅鬼怒 (destruction-demon-rage), which sound out me-gi-do phonetically. I credit Mihirahira02 with coming up with that.
Pencil and watercolor with minimal acrylic and Copic markers on Arches hot press paper.