Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sketchbook Project Pages 6-7
I have quite a ways to go before I finish the book, but I like using it as a way to experiment in different drawing styles and subjects than what I normally do. It's a good learning and growing process.
The subject of this spread are koinobori -- Japanese carp streamers. Koinobori are flown on a pole on Children's Day (May 5th) by families who have sons, to honor them. The largest carp is black and represents the father, the second largest is red and represents the mother, the remaining carp are for the sons in the family. I grew up in a family of girls, so we never flew any koinobori, but celebrated Hinamatsuri (girls' day in Japan) instead. That will be a subject for another spread. Now back to sketching...