I thought today I’d try something a little different with the Japanese typography with this image of Maneki Neko, a traditional Japanese good luck symbol:

For added veracity of the style I should perhaps have used ink brush rather than pencil. On the other hand I’m pleased with how the image and typography fit together.

In other news I’d like to thank Shawn Siegel for liking the Painting and …tick… …tick… …tick… entries, and Anna at Mouse Illustration for her subscription and for liking Painting; take a look at their art blogs – very different stylewise but both very cool. I’d also like to give a shout once more to Peri for returning and liking Painting and Spider.