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bento sketch book #2 March 8, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in how-to (all), how-to - bento sketches.
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I went to see Watchmen and used 2 hours 43 minutes of my weekend free time instead of doing a how-to. 😛 So, I’m putting off how-to until Tuesday, and I’m going to do show my sketches today. Since my last sketch book post got really long, I’m just posting five of them this time.

Bento #23: Cooking Mama!
I added a spoon and fork in the end. On the right bottom corner, it says “croquette, hamburg, takoyaki (octopus ball)”, those were my other ideas for the dish. I ended up making hamburg.

Bento #24: Raving Rabbids!
I made a list of what food rabbids would be made out of. I drew face and stomach on the rabbid on the left but it didn’t look good, so I erased it.

Bento #25: Flying Totoro!
I wasn’t too happy with the fact that this looked almost the same as Sleeping Totoro…

Bento #26: Nekobus #2!
I originally thought of making the Nekobus’s body hollow inside and put Makkurokurosuke meatballs inside as customers. Yeah, I must be crazy or something. Of course, I ended up not doing that, and just lined up Makkurokurosuke at the bottom of the bento. Since I messed up my first Nekobus bento, I wrote down what part on the face was which color. I wanted to put the mouse spotlights and the destination sign (which says “stomach”) but I ran out of time. I also drew the frog from the opening credits of Totoro, just in case I had extra time.

Bento #27: Wall-E bento!
As you can see, I drew in as much detail as possible. The panel on his chest, the side view of his treads, Wall-E’s eyes, Wall-E’s logo, etc… I originally wanted to make Christmas lights in the background, but didn’t have the time. In the drawing, you can see him holding his cockroach friend. I probably could’ve made him with fried potato, but I thought it’d be too small to notice, so I didn’t make it. Probably the biggest difference between the actual bento and this drawing is… M-O! I had not idea how I’d make such a tiny robot, but I drew him in there just in case I magically finished it half an hour early and had time to carve M-O out of kamaboko (fish cake) or something. I still want to make him someday though! 😀

For bigger pictures of my sketches, just click on the image of sketch or visit Bento Sketches! on my flickr page.

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.


1. Rob Layton - March 9, 2009

Hey, I saw that you were featured in Game Informer. Strange coincidence because I randomly found your blog first. Anyway, the unique content you put out is inspiring. Keep it up.

2. Cameo - March 10, 2009

Thanks for sharing part of your creative process!

3. Mike - March 11, 2009

Dude. Just found your site. Your work is AWESOME! Ha ha!

4. Heidi - March 11, 2009

Cooking Mama is one of my favorites. I think you should do one with “Mama can fix it”. Flames in the eyes is always fun.

Hey, I doing a giveaway on my blog if your interested. It’s free and awesome. decourseyproject.blogspot.com

hope you come and enter. 🙂

5. Junior - March 11, 2009

We watched Totoro in my Film Studies class today =] it made my week. I love our unit on Japanese Cinema. mhmmm these bento’s look delicious.

6. my-sitta - March 11, 2009

We watched Totoro in my Film Studies class today =] it made my week. I love our unit on Japanese Cinema. mhmmm these bento’s look delicious.

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