Here’s a new stone lantern illustration from Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture. I lived in Takaoka from 2008-2009, and often spent time in the gardens and grounds of the ruined castle in Kojo Park. The grounds were quite extensive, and offered plenty of choice locations for sketching.
If you’re interested in how I created this artwork, there are work-in-progress photos up on tumblr!
Over the weekend we had a great time at Melbourne Oz Comic-con. I met plenty of lovely people, saw some truly amazing costumes, and drew more than a few sketches! The Royal Exhibition Building was a magnificent venue for the event, and I think we had a pretty good position to see the action unfold.
Just look at that view!
As you can see above, I had a selection of comics for sale, but we were also selling Art Giraffe cards and doing a round or two of Roll-a-sketch. It was a really fun way to do original sketches for people, and I think a lot of kids enjoyed it. If you’d like to have a closer look, I’ve posted a selection of roll-a-sketches on tumblr and Facebook.
So then, a big thank you to everyone who attended, and an extra special thanks to my friend Ruth for being an amazing assistant and photographer. Keep checking back with us for more updates, and thanks for visiting Sunday ink!
BIG NEWS you guys! I’ll be participating in Oz Comic-con this year, presenting a whole stack of Sunday ink goodies! There’ll be comics and Art Giraffe prints for sale, and some super secret stuff still to come. I hope to see you all there!
Hi there! We continue the collection of Japanese stone lanterns this week, with a beautifully overgrown subject in Nikko. Just north of Tokyo in Tochigi prefecture, Nikko is a popular tourist destination known for is spectacular national park. The forest and mountains offer gorgeous scenery in every season. Special thanks must go to Eden for his splendid reference photo!
If you’d like to see the working process for this artwork, take a look at the Sunday ink Facebook page, or if you tumble, keep an eye on tumblr for more!
This week we have another stone lantern for you! Hidden away in the mountains of Toyama prefecture, the village of Ashikuraji is home to one of the three sites of the Oyama Jinja (shrine). Special thanks go to my friend Ally, who provided the wonderful reference photo.