The For Real and Always Aesthetics of the Cast of SING

Johnny: Getting up with the dawn without an alarm clock. Being the overprotective big brother of any group of friends. Somehow being really, really bad at playing Chopsticks. Going as high as possible on swing sets. Shaved ice coffee drinks even in winter. Having a close relation to the Mom friend of a group. The smell of the mini pine trees in a new car.

Rosita: Vervain, mint and wisteria perfume. A PHD in engineering. Married right out of college. Energy and eco efficiency. Crying every single time seeing Titanic, Beaches and The Vagina Monologues. Homemade soap and fabric softener. Three different flavors of lip-balm.

Ash: Mismatched bras and panties. Shot glasses used for weird mixed Pepsi and Cola concoctions. Self-taught ability to use instruments. Herbs and tomatoes raised in wooden boxes outside apartment windows. Clip-on earrings. Poor suntan bathing. Chocolate mini donuts.

Gunter: Every Madonna album ever featured with tight leather clothes and allusions in the music to unresolved sexual tension. Chocolate and deep fried food; no discrimination in what. Body positivity. So much glitter everywhere. The smell of pancakes. Yellow peonies. Pole dancing.

Meena: Belief in seven years bad luck. Chalk pictures on the sidewalk. Jelly or orange flavored bubblegum. Hoodie shirts that are just so soft. Comfortable shoes. Recipes in Oprah Winfrey magazines. Family devotion despite discomfort.

Mike: Black Jack and cheap chicanery. Any bar with decent lighting that allows smoking. Pinstriped underwear. Too expensive suits that cost about as much as reasonable cars. Cuban cigars. Brooklyn in the 70′s. The group Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Mr. Moon: Being a stoner in high school. A not-quite fulfilled college degree in business. A whole drawer full of bow ties. Tap dance shoes. Chocolate espresso candies. High blood pressure that might require medication. Collective albums of Mame, Red Garters, Pippin, and Annie.


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!

Technical stuff:

  • 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.


箱を作る前に、自分のアイコンキャラクターを使ってコンセプトスケッチを描いてみました。箱に欲しい機能を想像しながら。 折りたためる足と、天井部分がテーブルになること、いろんな細かい道具を入れられる引き出し、大きなスケッチブックが入る裏のスペース、三脚を運べるサイドのストラップ、箱自体を背負えるストラップ。



  • 紙: 水彩紙 ボタニカルブック クラシコ 細目 B5 210g
  • 下描き: F  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 線画: 立川 ラインマーカーA・T 0.3mm 黒
  • 着色: 38色のシュミンケ水彩セット
Slytherin Things (Part 5)

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