Part two of my mascot designs for a contest. This is a (loose) interpretation of Susanoo, the god of storms. He carries the sword Kusanagi, one of the three sacred treasures of Japan.
The requirement was that he have blond hair, or else I wouldn't have made Susanoo, the Japanese god of storms, a blond. However, given that there is a fair amount of interest in blondes in current Japanese culture and even in some mythology, I don't feel too bad. The colors were quite a bit more challenging on this piece than on my Amaterasu, but I tried!!