Daruma Doll

This is a drawing of a Daruma doll. These small figurines are symbols of luck and perseverance in Japanese culture. When you get a Daruma doll you think about something you wish to improve in your life. Then with that wish in mind you colour in one of the eyes and put the Daruma doll on display somewhere in your home. The idea is that every time you see the Daruma doll it reminds you of what you wanted to improve and it helps you to persevere in achieving that goal. Once the goal is achieved then you can colour in the second eye.

I like the idea of having a reminder of things I want to improve. So I chose something and coloured in one eye. I wonder how long it will take to colour in the other one!

Here’s the sketch…

And here is the final ink drawing…


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