Saturday, June 14, 2008

Day 12 of 21: Boy's Day doll

We've had this Japanese warrior doll in our family for as long as I can remember. It's usually set out on Boy's Day, which falls on May 5th every year. It's supposed to teach boys about strength and ward off evil. I dunno, with a warrior outfit like that, a boy would HAVE to be pretty strong to fend off other boys who just wanna kick his butt.

15 comments:

Kate said...

I agree....rather elaborate outfit for a manly man! Very nice rendering, though! I always enjoy your graphite work.

Joan Y said...

Hehe, I know! Thanks Kate!

JC said...

holy cow! your drawing is SO AWESOME! The detail you put into your work is just amazing! sorry I'm so slow at posting comments... I've been admiring your work on the moleskine projects! =)

wagonized said...

I wonder how big the warrior doll is! I am digging how detailed you rendered it.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is brilliant. And, I am talking to you right now!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Jennifer! Oh, please don't apologize about commenting! I'm just glad you stop by from time to time!!! :)

France ... Thanks! Hmm, the doll is about 9" tall and my drawing is about 6"x6". Dang, Japanese kimono fabric is just too detailed! I dunno if I'll try that again!

Andrea ... Thanks! You are exactly as I had imagined ... a sweetie that we have come to know and love through your blog ... with a beautiful accent and voice! :)

Teri C said...

This is an amazing piece of art Joan. WOW. And thanks for the interesting info.

suzanne said...

Wowzer...this drawing is intense.

You are a master shader my friend.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Dah. You got me blushing, again!

genxsters said...

Amazing detail on the robes. Great work. Also, thanks for your kind comments. They really give me a boost.

Karen said...

I don't know, he looks awful mean to me. Very cool drawing.

Serena said...

That is one fancy looking outfit....great detail!

drb said...

That is quite an outfit -- nice detailed sketch too.

Fighting well with cuffs over your feet would be mighty difficult.

RyanLoghry said...

Very cool, great depth. Nice pencil work Joan!

Bobo Cat said...

very details, very beautiful!