Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.
Aw, these are so great! Alex is my favourite (I love that saying :) but they're both awesome!ReplyDelete
I love them both...but Jack reminds me of my beloved Bofie...an (older* Chocolate Lab - who spends more time on the sofa napping then when he was a youngster!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work, Deb....you capture their expressive faces so beautifully!
♥ Robin ♥
OK, so Debbie, tell me again about how "clumsy" is okay? These are definitely not clumsy. ;0ReplyDelete
Jack is so funny!ReplyDelete