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Sketches from my moleskine during my time in Japan (Oct-Nov 2012).

I brought all possible art implements with me to Japan thinking I would have all the time in the world to draw, but as it turned out, I didn't. I mainly found myself drawing in my moleskine with whatever I had in my pencil case - usually just a red mechanical pencil and various pens or pencils I bought along the way. I tried using ink once, but I just didn't have time to treat it nicely.

The pictures are all out of order.. descriptions are as follows (from the top)-

- at the park next to the Furukawa's house where I spent much of my time recovering - Izumi Aobadai, Osaka
- Osaka-jo (Osaka Castle)
- cafe scene in Osaka station
- guy and girl on train
- sketches of Gembakku Dome (A-bomb Dome) in Hiroshima
- Gembakku Dome by night in pencil
- Gembakku Dome by night in ink
- train scene on the way to pick up sis from Kansai airport
- Laputa Robot on the roof of Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo
- kid at park

(my sister is appalled that I'm uploading my sketches this way, but i didn't want to spend time uploading them one by one and then have no one look at them! there are a few that I think I might upload by themselves, though. If you have a request, please say!)

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Fallen-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your style , love the robot <3 
Veleven Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I'm so glad! Thankyou so much!! 
lapin-foufou Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
love it!
Veleven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
vehemence-41 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
the top two images are truly amazing and really show of your sense of detail and technical skill.
I burn with envy, but having said that, this is some really good stuff.
Veleven Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Wow.. thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the top two pics- I enjoyed my time drawing the castle. Good memories in both places (:

Don't burn with envy!! ^^;
Omegachaino Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
this is really wonderful, the scenes are amazing, thanks for sharing these pictures and moments you live, greetings and good luck.
Veleven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I'm just so happy that someone else appreciates them. (:
Thanks so much!
sugarpolyp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful! love these as always. The way you've handled human subjects in these turned out marvelously, (my favorite has to be the disgruntled japanese youth on the train) and the locales are full of that frenetic, continued line madness you always bust out so well. Friggin' killer work, these are always really inspiring to look at.
Veleven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I'm so happy you enjoy my drawings so much. (:

I just wish I'd drawn more while I was there! I took plenty of photos for reference so I can make lots of art, but it's just not the same as drawing in the moment. *sigh*
Berpi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I'm not *appalled* ... I just think that you should do yourself a credit and upload them individually. They're all beautiful works and it doesn't matter if people don't 'fave' them left, right and centre. They will make people happy. I could flip through a whole book of them and be happy.
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December 12, 2012
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