The assignment was to create a digitally illustrated portrait with a pattern and visible title. I chose to draw a geisha (Geiko 芸妓), which translates specifically as “Woman of Art”. The title ‘Japon’ means ‘Japan’ in French, and ‘dress’ in Dutch; referring to her kimono. I’ve placed some cranes on the kimono as a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. The recurring pattern at the background says Japan aka Nippon in kanji: 日本.
I used a beautiful photograph by Nailee Wang as a reference for this illustration.
Meet ‘Woektiedoedel’; the first out of three different monsters I’ve designed, all cute and goofy at the same time. Scroll down to get to see all of them.
These monsters are your friends and protect you from the evil monsters beneath your bed. So keep them close and wear them on a t-shirt or as a mask. Have a sneak peek and get in touch to purchase your favorite monster!