Went back to pen again today with this sketch of a frayed rope:

I quite like the simplicity of this one, although I wish I’d done this in biro for a scratchier line quality; I might revisit this to try that approach, and compare and contrast.

In other news I’d like to thank Denis and Lailah at Chicquero for liking Maneki Neko; take a look at the stunning fashion photography on display at their blog link above. I’d also like to give another shout out to the brilliant illustrators Aaron at Our Process and Anna at Mouse Illustration for liking Maneki Neko.