Geiko & Maiko
I've always been fascinated by Japan, I love the culture, architecture, food... So I decided to base a personal project on it. I don't think I've enjoyed painting so much since a long time.
And I've learnt a few things too. Did you know that during their first year of apprenticeship Maikos are not allowed to wear lipstick on their top lip? This is how you recognise a Maiko from a Geisha.
Also, they paint their faces because many years ago the only source of lighting was candle light and the white would reflect better.
(This is a great documentary if you're interested)
One of my biggest dreams is to visit Japan (especially during Sakura Season).
So, here are the first illustrations I've done - the collection will hopefully grow every month!
Taiyaki, Mitarashi-dango, Matcha donut, Ichigo daifuku, Peko lollipop and Anmitsu
Natto gohan & Sekihan
And a sushi pattern!