Sunday, 1 April 2012

My Neighbour Totoro!

Meet my 2012 Easter egg!  I had several ideas this year, but due to time constraints and lack of creativity I went with the most simple option in Totoro.  For once in my life there is nothing glued on the egg apart from a couple of little cardboard ears!  I think the paint job turned out not bad, and I'm not absolutely enamoured with the inking but I think it's not horrendous considering my stupid shakey hands.  I waited a couple of days to photograph him because I really felt that a Totoro should be photographed outside, and I thought that the dandelions produced a nice homage to the umbrella.  The only downside to waiting for a nice sunny day to do it outside was that acrylic paint is somewhat shiny... oh well!


  1. This is awesome! I'm hoping to make a Totoro Easter egg this year and he definitely needs cute ears like yours. Great job!

  2. Thank you! I am so glad you like him and I hope yours turns out well - I am still trying to decide what to do this year so you have a great head-start on me! Good luck! :-)