Morning loves! those that know me will tell you I am an all or nothing kind of gal, never reads the instructions, still hasn’t read the manual to her car, and if I can’t do it perfectly the first time, chances are there won’t be a second time! But lately I have been gripped by the need to learn something… I really want to be able to draw Manga which is a Japanese form of comic illustration, and more specifically the kawaii form which is the cutest, so my lovely hubby bought me this book…..
It is a great book that details the actually quite complex rules to making cute drawings, so I had my first go………
Hmmmm, drawing was very close to the tutorial but my usual felt tips were no good for the pastel palette used by manga artists.
Ok, now we are talking, these were done with my Inktense pencils, and it was a much better result, although my daughter says the sushi looks like Hitler!
Now carried away with my success, I decided to apply the Kawaii technique to Milo and Darcey……
This is a mixed result, I love the Darcey but the placement of ears and eyes have made poor Milo look like a cat/dog hybrid!
I shall keep practicing as I can see that this might be a business oppurtunity for me, as my hands are so bad at the moment, big pictures are proving very tricky but these little folk only take a few minutes.
I would also like to try out Moe, the more detailed, very feminine pictures that most people associate with manga.
In other news I have started my Dolce and Gabbana inspired bag plans, remember this?….
I have decide to not make a top handled one like this but a backpack which will be more useful for me and I have ordered this yarn……..
I will then make some flowers and hopefully source some sparkles for it!
Is there anything that you feel the need to learn? have you acquired a new skill recently? id love to hear of your successes, have a super week whatever you are up to.