What have you been up to this week?
I diligently skipped school and have been drawing the whole time. If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve impulsively bought a graphic tablet about a month ago or so. I usually don’t draw and I can’t call myself an artistic person but I wanted the graphic tablet to personalise pictures I upload and to make my own smiley collection. It turned out that smilies are more difficult to draw than I thought so I started to draw other things. But first, let me show you how I decorated my 2012 planner! Since the art exam about two weeks ago, I’ve been feeling creative and have been doodling whenever I could.
I can’t wait for the Polymanga convention in April! But there are also a lot of nasty exams..
I’ve never been an eager agenda user because I never wrote down homework assignments since I rarely did them. I’ve always had one because everyone had one and because I love decorating them but I didn’t really use them. This semester however, I feel under the gun so I’m actually making use of a planner for the first time in my life! It’s a strange feeling to confide all your appointments and assignments in one tiny, single red book but this is what is called being organised today and I guess it’s more convenient than having dates and numbers scribbeld all over loose papers.
And now, back to my graphic tablet.
This is the WACOM Bamboo Pen Touch and although I have no experience in graphic tablets, I have to say that I really like this one. The reviews I’ve read were all fairly good but of course it’s not a professional tool. There are a few things you have to get use to in general while drawing with a graphic tablet but the second day it already felt very natural and easy to use.
If you’re following nekoblog.ch on facebook, you’ve probably already seen two sneak peaks of my drawings but here is the whole one!
Inari 稲荷大神, the goddess of rice
This is actually the second drawing, I will feature my first drawing in the next entry. Those of you who know me personally, know that this is totally not my drawing style and I was rather surprised myself.. I guess it’s the graphic tablet that makes you draw manga style!
The first thing I drew was the head with the fox ears and since I’m really bad at drawing people and especially bodies, I decided to draw a Kimono. I’m really fond of Japanese mythology and folklore so I made her the goddess Inari. Inari Ōkami 稲荷大神 is the Japanese goddess of rice, fertility and agriculture and is one of the principal Kami in Shintoism. The fox is her messenger and some times even she herself is described as fox.
I’ve always been fascinated by any kind of folklore and mythology so it seems natural to draw characters I know from fairytales and sagas.
I’m very happy to have the graphic tablet and I hope I can increase my drawing skills with it. Of course I will also use it to give my entries a more personal touch.
Fairy cupcakes! Unfortunately they came out a little too hard..
Two more things and then I will finish this tremedously long entry!! Remember my March Wishlist? Well obviously I didn’t get most of the things or to be honest, I didn’t get one single item until now but March is still long so we’ll see..
I went for a little spring haul nevertheless! Nothing really special but here it is.
I’ve read about Topshop’s makeup one several blogs contemporarily and couldn’t resist to try it! And I’ve been looking for ages for a velvet bow like the one in the picture above. I also really like the loafers!
Read on to take a look at my graphic ranting about the site I ordered my cosplay costume from!
As you may know from my last entry, I ordered a Mayoi Neko cosplay costume from hellocosplay.com. The costume arrived incredibly fast but the size was all wrong. I obviously wrote them an email explining my problem and they wanted me to take pictures of the costume with a measuring tape (what i did) but even if the blouse was way too large and the skirt reached my ankles they wouldn’t accept the fact, that the mistake had to bee on their side. I’m seriously annoyed!!! Anyway, I’m never going to order from that site again.. Here something to sweeten up a little bit this bitter ending..
Lemon cupcakes~ they were delicious!
Have a great weekend everyone!
I don’t know yet what I’m going to do but I’ll keep you up to date.