Inspired on a real location outside Dobutsuen-mae subway station in Osaka. A place where there used to be a small kiosk called “Ahiru no Shinbun-ya san” (アヒルの新聞屋さん, literally “Mrs. Duck Newspaper Shop”) and whose owner kept a family of ducks next to it. A special place that for years was part of the neighborhood and that for unknown reasons was closed in 2015.
History aside, this was a truly challenging piece, not only for all the details, but I wanted to give it a nostalgic feeling so I tried to get the right colors of a cloudy day just when the first raindrops starts falling. I hope you like it.
I’m really happy to see that a lot of people are trying to be more positive ready for 2017! To help share the positive vibes I’ve made these stickers to fight against negativity! They’ll also be available on my redbubble to buy as real stickers!
um hi I really like the oil paintings Carl Barks did so I thought hey!!! lets??? spend too much time on this monstrosity???? (also that’s Fortuna on the left and Lady Luck on the right ‘cause eyyyy myths)
I redrew some poses I liked from older cartoons just looking to see what I liked in the them, how they’re constructed, what I tend to focus on, how my approach would and wouldn’t work… things like that!