Basically I’m following the official prompts and adding my own spin on it with Japanese mythology, partially to prepare for Nanowrimo.
Without further ado, here is the artwork I made for the second week:
In order (now linking to a really cool website about yokai I found instead of Wiki when I can):
- Rock – Sesshoseki.
- Broken – Onamazu.
- Jump – Nodeppou or Nobusuma.
- Transport – Takiyasha Hime (because what better transport than a giant toad. Srs tho, her story is awesome, check her out).
- Worried – Story concept, but she’s in a goemon bath/ goemon buro, which has the pretty gross origin story of being named after a person who was boiled alive in one.
- Scared/Sad – I actually messed up and did sad again. But I suppose she could be scared. Or worried. Make the previous one scared. Either way. This is a story concept/ oni.
- Tree – Tsurubebi.
Lessons learned this week: after realizing I had to work smaller in order to be consistent last week, and not spend 3 days one one prompt, this week I learned that indeed, not all paper is created equal. Some of the techniques I experimented with successfully in the first week did not translate to my small sketchpad.
You need look no further than 1. Rock. Did not turn out like I hoped, with little bubbles of water holding onto the ink and creating cool patterns. Instead they just poofed out and over-saturated the paper to the point where it broke in a few places. But I did think it was kind of cool that a blob of ink accidentally fell right on top of the kanji for “kill”: “殺”.
I got set back further this week too because of NerdCon: Stories and a lack of will to scan the images, but week 3 is already over halfway done (seeing as it’s now 10/21), so look for that in the next few days! Get sneak peeks on my instagram, and don’t forget to like/ comment! じゃね！