Thursday, April 30, 2009

Illustration Friday: "Theater"

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "theater." I did an illustration of tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs) doing kabuki theater. Tanuki are said to be masters of disguise according to Japanese legend, so I thought it would be fitting for them to be dressed up as kabuki actors. I call it "Tanuki Kabuki."

These topics are a lot of fun to draw. I'm looking forward to the next one. : )


  1. Great fun illustration, those dogs are really cute - fantastic detail. Love your post with the lion and dandellion, my daughters two favourite things, will have show it her tonight.

  2. This is very nice. Has a neat Jap feel!

  3. Lovely illo! I like how you have the sakura tree detail in the background - very appropriate for April in Japan.