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My entry for an illustration competition… this is Sasako-san and Sloth (Namakemono-kun) from Shirokuma Cafe.

私のイラストの笹子さんとナマケモノくん、しろくまカフェから。

Drawn with Sketchbook Pro.
Apr 16, 2014 / 10 notes

My entry for an illustration competition… this is Sasako-san and Sloth (Namakemono-kun) from Shirokuma Cafe.

私のイラストの笹子さんとナマケモノくん、しろくまカフェから。

Drawn with Sketchbook Pro.

Tea break!
This quick sketch was inspired by a little honeybee who seemed to desperately want a taste of my cup of tea last week.
Drawn on Bamboo Paper.
Apr 15, 2014 / 2 notes

Tea break!

This quick sketch was inspired by a little honeybee who seemed to desperately want a taste of my cup of tea last week.

Drawn on Bamboo Paper.

The days are warming up, and the trees are full of buds…Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Apr 14, 2014

The days are warming up, and the trees are full of buds…

Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.

The companion piece to the manga art I posted the other day, this was inspired by 19th century Japanese art by the likes of Katsushika Hokusai.Charcoal on paper.
Apr 13, 2014

The companion piece to the manga art I posted the other day, this was inspired by 19th century Japanese art by the likes of Katsushika Hokusai.

Charcoal on paper.

Take a moment to watch the sky dance.Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Apr 12, 2014 / 3 notes

Take a moment to watch the sky dance.

Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.

Reach for your dreams, never stop climbing.Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Apr 11, 2014

Reach for your dreams, never stop climbing.

Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.

An illustration I did a long time ago on a manga themed project. This piece was inspired by the style of Takeshi Obata.Pencils on paper.
Apr 10, 2014

An illustration I did a long time ago on a manga themed project. This piece was inspired by the style of Takeshi Obata.

Pencils on paper.

The mighty, evergreen Holly. We are now rejoicing in the warmer days, but the Holly King’s return to his throne on Summer Solstice is not far away… /|\Shot on Nikon D40.
Apr 9, 2014

The mighty, evergreen Holly. We are now rejoicing in the warmer days, but the Holly King’s return to his throne on Summer Solstice is not far away… /|\

Shot on Nikon D40.

The delicate Forget-Me-Not ~”Forget-me-Not can be worn or carried to keep a lover close to your heart. Give forget-me-nots to someone you would like to keep you in mind.Henry IV adopted the forget-me-not as his emblem in 1398.
In medieval Germany, forget-me-nots were worn by lovers to ensure they would not forget each other while they were apart.
In Newfoundland, forget-me-nots were once used to commemorate the war dead.
In the Victorian language of flowers, the forget-me-not means friendship, loving remembrance and fidelity.
Germany in the early 20th century, the flower was a reminder not to forget the poor and destitute and Freemasons distributed them amongst themselves to remind each other of charitable activities. According to legend, Freemasons used the flower in place of the traditional square and compass design to identify one another secretly and to avoid detection by the Nazis. Today, the forget-me-not symbol is used interchangeably with the square and compass symbol as a symbol of Freemasonry, especially in Germany.
Legends of the Name’s Origin:
When God was naming all the flowers, one small flower cried out “Forget me not, O Lord!” and God said, “That shall be your name!”.
When God was giving the world its color, one small flower cried out “Forget me not, O Lord!” but there was only the smallest bit of blue left, so he painted the flower with the palest blue and it was called forget-me-not.
When the Christ Child was sitting on Mary’s lap one day, he decided that the whole world should know the beautiful blue of her eyes and waved his hand and forget-me-nots sprung up.
As a knight and his lady walked along the river, the knight bent down to pick his lady some flowers, but he slipped and fell into the river and the weight of his armor bore him down. As he slipped beneath the water he cried out “Forget-me-not”!”- information from The WitchipediaShot on Nikon D40.
Apr 8, 2014 / 7 notes

The delicate Forget-Me-Not ~

Forget-me-Not can be worn or carried to keep a lover close to your heart. Give forget-me-nots to someone you would like to keep you in mind.

Henry IV adopted the forget-me-not as his emblem in 1398.

In medieval Germany, forget-me-nots were worn by lovers to ensure they would not forget each other while they were apart.

In Newfoundland, forget-me-nots were once used to commemorate the war dead.

In the Victorian language of flowers, the forget-me-not means friendship, loving remembrance and fidelity.

Germany in the early 20th century, the flower was a reminder not to forget the poor and destitute and Freemasons distributed them amongst themselves to remind each other of charitable activities. According to legend, Freemasons used the flower in place of the traditional square and compass design to identify one another secretly and to avoid detection by the Nazis. Today, the forget-me-not symbol is used interchangeably with the square and compass symbol as a symbol of Freemasonry, especially in Germany.

Legends of the Name’s Origin:

  • When God was naming all the flowers, one small flower cried out “Forget me not, O Lord!” and God said, “That shall be your name!”.
  • When God was giving the world its color, one small flower cried out “Forget me not, O Lord!” but there was only the smallest bit of blue left, so he painted the flower with the palest blue and it was called forget-me-not.
  • When the Christ Child was sitting on Mary’s lap one day, he decided that the whole world should know the beautiful blue of her eyes and waved his hand and forget-me-nots sprung up.

As a knight and his lady walked along the river, the knight bent down to pick his lady some flowers, but he slipped and fell into the river and the weight of his armor bore him down. As he slipped beneath the water he cried out “Forget-me-not”!”

- information from The Witchipedia


Shot on Nikon D40.

Super experimentation after playing with my new Nikon Coolpix. Such a fun little camera! Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Apr 7, 2014 / 75 notes

Super experimentation after playing with my new Nikon Coolpix. Such a fun little camera! 

Shot on Nikon Coolpix S6500.