Our good friends Mr. Koseki and Mr. Suzuki of Suginoshita Ishoushitsu came to Deko Boko Eigo to give us a lesson in design, just in time to create the perfect New Year's postcard (Nengajo). We first talked about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, in particular next year's animal, the wild boar, and then we got down to designing. We drew many different kinds of wild boar, and then chose our favourite parts from all of our drawings to put together the final image.
Once we had decided on our final project, Mr. Koseki and Mr. Suzuki photographed and put a few digital touches onto each design to give us a rough idea of the final product. Finally, everyone talked about the main focus of their own designs and got some feedback from the masters.
Everyone did an amazing job, and created some truly lovely Nengajo for their family and friends. Thank you all for coming, especially our wonderful and cool special guests, for such a great designing experience!