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Artbook Bento by nemu-nemu Artbook Bento by nemu-nemu
A preview image from our upcoming artbook cover.

I've been inspired by all the cute bento images that have been popping up all over the internet over the past few years. We had even drawn a strip ([link]) last year to commemorate this phenomenon!

Anyhoo~ this image was roughly sketched on paper, scanned and used for size reference. With various reference shots of musubi/rice balls, vegetables, eggs, meatballs, fruits, containers, etc, I pulled them all together to create the full bento in Photoshop. (Look ma! No lines! :D)

This seems to be one of my favorite styles of digital coloring - simplified with rough strokes to create the full image. :D

The full cover image will be revealed once the artbook goes to print sometime next month!

Photoshop CS3 roughly 2-3 hours.
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Happy-Nerds Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Hmm how about this bento?
[link]

Its honestly the best I've seen next to this one. ^^
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EccentricRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THEY'RE SO CUTE, I COULD JUST EAT THEM RIGHT UP~! *cymbals clash* :slow: Aherm...that was rather lame on my part...>w>;;
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JGarrington Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy bento! You just try and stop me from eating that artbook when I get my mits on it ^_^
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buuzen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
NOMNOMNOM~ ohh can't wait for that artbook. XD
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dogosan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
OH WOW! An artbook?! Can I pre-order? 8D
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animestar2394 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
OMG SOO KAWAII!!! now i really cant wait till kawaii kon :O lol this is soo lcute nice shading too
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De3pBl4ck Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Two words:
Über kawaii!
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QueenofClumsy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
So cute~ I love the way you colored it!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The fellows don't look entirely happy to be there. :D
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