I’ve been wondering if maybe I spend too much time drawing animals and not even trying to be creative lately. So, I drew this…animal/character hybrid.
Also, happy new year. Hopefully it’ll be a good one. I’ll be able to show my mom and Dan around Japan, and it’ll be there first time here. I’ll get to see my twin, too. I’m really looking forward to that.
I actually wore gloves on my way to the train station this morning, it was just cold enough. No more snow, thought, not yet. Maybe in January?
Etsy has been fairly busy. I’ve been trying to be more creative, but at the same time, now that I have an Etsy shop, I feel obligated to draw things that people will actually buy. Hm.
There are a few pieces I’ve been hesitant to scan and let people buy. Why? I don’t know. Maybe I feel a little too possessive. With time, eventually I let them all go… tomorrow I’ll try to take photos of the kelpie drawing I did. I thought I’d let it rot in storage but I’ll list it in the coming weeks.
We are heading to Aomori over the new year’s holiday. I am looking forward to it very much, and even picked up some new winter boots since my BearPaws from Seoul’s 2013 nightmare of a winter fell apart once they hit Tokyo pavement. What a shame!
A couple of sloths, a pair of sloths, a sloth hugging another sloth. Sloths are fun animals, I think. And they have disgustingly putrid fur, it would seem, and yet it is fun to draw it clean and clear.
I really like this one.
Also, the snow has melted, but I am waiting until the New Year comes so we can go up to Aomori and hopefully tromp around in the snow for a few days. That will be fun and I’m looking forward to it if all goes well between now and then.
Work has been busy lately, but I doodle when I can. When I should be studying Japanese. I cannot pretend that my priorities are misplaced when I’m set to live my life here. But when it’s getting cold and you talk all day, language seems unappealing.
This Owl Prince is one of many drawings I have done that looks much, much better in person. That’s a major weakness of mine. When I look at it from the artist’s perspective (not head on) it looks alright. I scan it and all of the lack of symmetry and dimension is glaring.
That said, I still like him. I still think he is cute.