January 22nd, 2004

Jehoshabeath

Gemstones for manga

I am spending the day drawing sketches of my manga covers. I decided on these 9 main color-schemes based on gemstones:

Emerald
Topaz
Garnet
Opal
Sapphire
Tourmoline
Amber
Onyx
Crystal

I still need three more - one for each of the children. I am thinking Amethyst for the daughter Ayame, but the two sons..I am not sure. The eldest is Akitsugu, he represents purity. There is one other son, and he is the one who can learn from his family's mistakes and leads the most productive life.

Any ideas for stones?


Also, the drawings I am making for each cover are as follows. (each cover has a picture of my two main characters Yukio and Keiko and even their kimonos correspond to the color and theme ^_^)

Tea Ceremony theme
Lanterns
Wedding kimono
Noh Theatre
Birds
Sakura
Samurai
Star Festival
Eternal