First of all, there's a new princess in town! (I seriously hope that crazy hats for guests becomes some huge trend here, because I'd like to give Princess Beatrice a run for her money...)
And on a much more local scale, my cousin H is getting married next week!
Her mom decided that it would be good to give the bride a scrapbook full of advice from all the married ladies in the family. Sounds like a nice present right? Not that I think she needs advice. She's very practical and smart.
Anyway, my aunt gave me a page to complete, despite my warnings. I haven't even been married a year yet - my advice isn't worth beans.
But it was a serious assignment, so I took it seriously.
|Workplace all set up, with cousin-in-dress picture ready to go.|
|I was totally excited to use my new pencil Mom got me to prove my favorite cute-cute store in San Jose hadn't closed down like I thought it did.|
For my page, I went with the tried-and-true manga format. Too lazy to scan and ink on the computer, I did it by hand with some Microns (.005 and .03 size) for inking and a grey Prisma marker for shading. (It was a pretty bad idea though, considering I somehow killed both my hands in the process. So sore!)
To give the page a bit of color though, I cut out each frame of the manga to glue down on a piece of pretty scrapbook paper.
And all in place with a picture of the lovely couple (from our 2nd reception photobooth!):
Want to read? Here's the frame-by-frame:
Advice #2 is my favorite. Sak's is #1.
I hope my aunt doesn't get mad at me for being gross and borderline-lewd instead of sentimental and loving. And I hope my weird humor doesn't fly straight over Cousin H's head. But I threw in a reference to Star Wars and Mighty Ducks in my last panel-personal-message to her. We shared those passions in our youth, so if nothing else, I think she'd like that. :)
|All ready to go, with another sheet of pretty scrapbook paper for the backside!|