ArtCast #6 -- Wabisabi Kokeshi

Tonight I started on a project for my wife and her two sisters. They run a blog called wabisabi mama that's all about being a mothers and celebrating their Japanese heritage. They're redesigning the blog and they asked me to illustrate a couple of Kokeshi doll versions of themselves to go in the new header. I started with these quick sketches.

Here's the full video:

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And here's the still-in-process artwork. They asked me to put them into Kimonos instead of temporary clothing. I've still got to add one kokeshi and their kokeshi children.

You can download the PSD for you perusal here.