|This is the artwork I mashed up when I first|
considered some Yusaku Hanakuma Ukulele Designs.
The artwork is unmistakably by my hero Yusaku
Hanakuma featuring one of my favourite of his
|Good friend +shankti oviedo advised me to use Acrylic paints for this project. These|
are what I've ended up with. For now, I'm only using the "mars black". Being
colourblind, I'm going to have some difficulty getting the rest of the palette. My
daughter E-Uke has promised to help me out when the time comes for that. :-D
The paints are made by System 3.
|These are the brushes I'm using. There's a good|
selection, but I've only used the thinnest one so far.
The brushes are made by Royal Langnickel.
|Here's the lacquer I'll be using. I've gone with acrylic to avoid any fun and games|
over reacting with the paint. Have I been clever enough? I hope to test this theory
out before I lacquer the uke for real.
I know that you're probably wondering how things have gone with the painting, but first here's some pictures of some excitement I had sanding the body down.
|See the strange mark I was trying to work out of the wood.|
Look at the close-up. Am I the only one to see this?
|It appears that I am the only person to see it. So I moved on to sanding the back...|
Right... back to Pimping my Skylark!
That's it for today. I'm getting all excited about the possibilities now! It's all starting to feel real! Chuffed to bits, I showed the uke design to Mrs Uke just now and she pointed at my prized Yusaku Hanakuma Zombie Highway print and asked me if I was copying that style.
"No... I'm copying an actual piece of Yusaku Hanakuma art," I explained.
"Is he dead?" she asked.
"I hope not," I replied.
"How old is he?"
"I don't know... In his thirties."
"Will he sue you?"
Yusaku... if you're reading this... please don't sue me.