Lately, I do not seem to draw cute well. I sent my "Tanuki's Dream" to a young friend. She informed me that it was scary.
Here is my attempt to draw a cuter tanuki for Halloween. The more I worked on it, the weirder it became. Maybe something cute and scary is more disturbing than either just scary or cute!
Well, in Japanese the words for cute, kawaii, and scary, kowai, sound very similar to my American ears.