When I was young, I would write letters to my Great Aunt Carol, asking for animal drawings because she was such an amazing artist. She in turn, would write me letters from all my favorite animals and include some fun facts about the creatures. I decided I wanted to carry on the tradition with my beautiful niece, Lena Bean. Made me smile so big to get a text from her mom saying she got the letter and loved it. 💕
This is a continuation of my Mushishi-like artist box project. Inspired by the “Mushishi” TV animation series I’m making a backpack-box for outdoor painting sessions.
First, I made some concept sketches to visualise how the box will be used and what functions it should have: foldable legs and top so it can serve as a table, multiple drawers for small painting equipment, back space for larger things (sketchbooks and my portable easel), side straps for my tripods and of course backpack-like straps on the back.
I will be posting videos including drawing these sketches and the progress on making the actual box on YouTube. I want to finish it fast and use it outside as soon as it becomes a little bit warmer!
Medium: Botanical FABRIANO Hot Press 210g B5
Sketch: Mitsu-Bishi Grade HI-UNI pencil
Ink: TACHIKAWA Linemarker A.T. 0.3 mm
Colours: 38 color Schmincke set + 2 custom greens.