The Japan ☆ series has finally concluded! Back to reality now (´ω｀。)
But it isn’t bad at all, I’ve been trying to make good use of my free time ♪
Yesterday, I designed my own notebook cover! My mom and I went to Muji, and bought notebooks with plain covers. They’re perfect for designing your own covers in whatever way you want （●・▽・●）
There were so many possibilities (*´ー`) It really stretched my creativity ☆ In the end, it took me longer than I expected to come up with a design. I drew lots of inspiration from Japanese illustrations and graphics, figuring out just how to capture that simple and adorable style that was common in all of them.
This is what I came up with ヾ(*・∀・)/
After that I got started ☆ To begin with, I sketched out the design in pencil first.
Since it’s only the rough outline, I don’t draw in small details like facial expressions.
As you can see, my sketches are always really faint ( ´･ ω ･｀ )
Time for the fun part! Filling it up with all those colours ~
Instead of just using markers, I used colour pencils and gel pens as well. Plus the occasional glitter pen (ﾉﾟ▽ﾟ)ﾉ☆
If I count up the total time taken, I think it took me more than 2 hours to finish. I’m just really picky when it comes to things like this (￣▽￣) But in the end, I think it was worth it.
Here’s the scan!
100% hand drawn by me ☆ There might be a tad too much sparkles here and there, it’s because I didn’t want to have too much empty space. Since I’m always a fan of bright colours, I made it as colourful as I could!
Also, yeah, the girl in the apple suit is meant to be me. See the little notebook? (´▽｀) I know I’m supposed to be Apple Cake but…I don’t know how to draw myself as an apple cake (´・３・)