Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yet again, a watercolor attempt fails and I'm reduced to doing a peice over digitally (arrrghh).
This scene depicts the narrator of Kimi's tale, showing an ancient castle to a group of western tourists in Kyoto. She will ultimately draw them to Gion, and indirectly assist the preservation of her ancestor's art form.
Hoshi is a history nerd, with overgrown feet, a lisp, and a degree of clumsiness ill-fit for someone who insists on wearing heels. Still, she has a way with words that overpowers her gawky appearance, and a knack for introducing and drawing in international visitors to Japanese culture.
And here's the front of a birthday card for one of my old classmates . A sweet, level headed fellow. At least this watercolor turned out. The large, surrounding negative space was for signatures from other party attendants, which was well-used.