This was the first thing I had painted back in 2008. It’s a cel (clear plastic sheet that was used in traditional animation frames before computer animation was invented) and hand painted with acrylic paints. The character is Amaterasu “Ammy” from the video game, Okami.
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My latest fan art featuring Hikaru Himuro with his dragon, Kanopus from the anime series ‘Dragon Drive’. I drew this in my own manga style. Drawn by hand with pencil, pens and colored with markers.
I finished my Ronin Yoshino chibi figurine! Handmade out of polymer clay and hand painted with acrylic paints. I’ll be making more sculptures of other characters from my Ronin Yoshino manga series…
I just finished painting this small wooden box! Hand painted with acrylic paints and felt lining inside the box. The top of the box features the Ronin Yoshino with a farm behind her – representing what she does (protecting the farmers from various threats). The background was inspired from a Hasui Kawase woodblock painting.
The 7 symbols on the box symbolize the Seven Swordsmen [七剣士] from my Ronin Yoshino [浪人よしの] manga series. These symbols were inspired from various aspects of Japanese culture…
The symbols are: Tengu no Uchiwa (Tengu’s fan), Shimenawa (sacred rope), Kitsunemen (fox mask), Taiko (drum), Amenonuhoko (heavenly jeweled spear), Uchide-no-Kozuchi (magic mallet), Someiyoshino (Yoshino Cherry Tree blossoms, symbolizing the protagonist, Yoshino) and Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven) along with the Cintāmaṇi (wishing jewel).
What all these items do, you’ll have to find out in my manga 😉
Happy Holidays everyone! ^_^ This is an illustration I recently finished of my Ronin Yoshino characters. I drew this by hand with non-photo blue pencil, manga pens and colored with Copic markers.
Yoshino and her companions are celebrating the holiday season!
Yoshino (red haired character) is eating osechi – a special bento box meal served on New Years. Akatsuki (girl in blue kimono) is serving the osechi. Kagekiri (guy dressed in white) is drinking o-toso – special sake “rice wine”. Inori (guy with fox tail) is wearing Shishi-Mai outfit “Japanese lion dance” performed during the New Year. I drew the nekomata “two-tailed cat” playing with the bonsai pine ornaments. The alter has a kagami-mochi which is a rice ball offering wishing good luck in the New Year.