|An entry for the Odyssey II project.|
Prints available here.
Next project completed: the Sailor Scouts done in the style of traditional Japanese woodblock prints! (circa late 1700s)
I had already researched ukiyo-e in college once to write a (very bad) paper, but it was fun to go back and do it again. TBH I thought this would be a quick, easy thing to rattle off, but the simple look og traditional-style Japanese art is deceptive. Like much of Japanese aestheticism, it’s about taking something that actually takes a lot of skill and effort, and making it look easy and elegant. Lesson learned.
Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus and Sailor Mars are based off of everyday fashions for courtesans, Sailor Mars is based off of the traditional shrine maiden (miko), and Sailor Jupiter is based off of onna-bugeisha, or female warriors. The ponytail is traditionally a boy’s hairstyle, but I mean it’s Sailor Jupiter, she has to have a ponytail. The word on Sailor Moon’s obi (belt) says moon, the word on Sailor Mars’ jacket says fire, and the little bunnies on Sailor Moon’s kimono are because kind of like how we say there’s a man in the moon, in Japan they say there’s a rabbit on the moon, and the Japanese show is full of rabbit puns. (for instance, Sailor Moon’s Japanese name literally means rabbit)
So I hear Agent Carter isn’t getting very good ratings, and that’s really stupid cause it’s an excellent show! So here’s some fan art! Everyone make fan art! Let’s spread the love!If you are so inclined, I made this available as a sticker over at redbubble. They’re printed approximately 4”x3” and can be put outside, apparently.
Rekishi (轢死) - death by being run over
Quick drawing of Reki from Haibane Renmei. Face looks nothing like her, wups. This series is incredible and very moving and very personally significant to me. Even if you’re not an anime fan I recommend watching it, it’s not really like what you might assume.
(trigger warning: gore: do not put the japanese letters into google image search)