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Inktober 2019 - Japanese Mascots

My #inktober for 2019 was a character design exercise on the theme of japanese mascots.

πŸΆπŸ•This dynamic mother+puppy duo is the mascot of a fancy dessert place in Tokyo.πŸ°πŸŽ‚

πŸΆπŸ•This dynamic mother+puppy duo is the mascot of a fancy dessert place in Tokyo.πŸ°πŸŽ‚

πŸ’šπŸ€°πŸ» This is Edamama, the kind mascot of maternity wards.πŸ€°πŸΎπŸ’š

πŸ’šπŸ€°πŸ» This is Edamama, the kind mascot of maternity wards.πŸ€°πŸΎπŸ’š

🐱🏠A mascot can also embody the warmth and welcoming feel of a home. This is what this fat cat house does.🏑🐈

🐱🏠A mascot can also embody the warmth and welcoming feel of a home. This is what this fat cat house does.🏑🐈

πŸ›’οΈβ˜’οΈ This radioactive mutant bear is an anti-power plant mascot for an environmentalist NGO β˜£οΈπŸ›’οΈ

πŸ›’οΈβ˜’οΈ This radioactive mutant bear is an anti-power plant mascot for an environmentalist NGO β˜£οΈπŸ›’οΈ

πŸ»πŸƒThis bear-like monster mascots wants you to recycle your gardening wastes!πŸ₯€πŸΎ

πŸ»πŸƒThis bear-like monster mascots wants you to recycle your gardening wastes!πŸ₯€πŸΎ

πŸžπŸ“Ί This cute beetle TV mascot poses confidently as they represents a regional TV channel πŸ“ΊπŸž

πŸžπŸ“Ί This cute beetle TV mascot poses confidently as they represents a regional TV channel πŸ“ΊπŸž

πŸ·πŸ– This proud piggy dressed as a squash is the mascot of an Osaka vegan festival πŸ₯’πŸ†

πŸ·πŸ– This proud piggy dressed as a squash is the mascot of an Osaka vegan festival πŸ₯’πŸ†

🍾πŸ₯‚ The people of Japan have a right to make champagne. It's just not gonna be called champagne. And they have this mascot to represent it. πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

🍾πŸ₯‚ The people of Japan have a right to make champagne. It's just not gonna be called champagne. And they have this mascot to represent it. πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

🍠🍬This strange character is the mascot of a pyramid shaped mochi brand, bearing the face of their creator, a man known for his generosity and his ugly face.πŸˆβ˜„οΈ

🍠🍬This strange character is the mascot of a pyramid shaped mochi brand, bearing the face of their creator, a man known for his generosity and his ugly face.πŸˆβ˜„οΈ

πŸ₯–The mascot of a bakery in Yokohama is an arrogant french baguette that hides a knife in a baguette.πŸ”ͺ

πŸ₯–The mascot of a bakery in Yokohama is an arrogant french baguette that hides a knife in a baguette.πŸ”ͺ

πŸ₯πŸ₯This phlegmatic seal with a bowl of nori on the head is the mascot of a well known nori sheets brand.πŸ₯πŸ₯

πŸ₯πŸ₯This phlegmatic seal with a bowl of nori on the head is the mascot of a well known nori sheets brand.πŸ₯πŸ₯

πŸ πŸ’¦ This cute fish is the proud mascot of a famous brand of rubber bootsπŸ’¦πŸ 

πŸ πŸ’¦ This cute fish is the proud mascot of a famous brand of rubber bootsπŸ’¦πŸ 

πŸŸπŸ‘΄πŸ½A mascot that has to represent both biodiversity and local gastronomy can only be a golden naked man and his fish steed.πŸ₯¦πŸ 

πŸŸπŸ‘΄πŸ½A mascot that has to represent both biodiversity and local gastronomy can only be a golden naked man and his fish steed.πŸ₯¦πŸ 

πŸŒŠπŸ’©This baby ginger root is the mascot of a brand scented diapers. Natural ingredients only!πŸ‘ΆπŸŒ±

πŸŒŠπŸ’©This baby ginger root is the mascot of a brand scented diapers. Natural ingredients only!πŸ‘ΆπŸŒ±

πŸ™πŸŸThis environmentalist mascot is a coral reef monster marching against deep sea fishing πŸ³πŸ¦‘

πŸ™πŸŸThis environmentalist mascot is a coral reef monster marching against deep sea fishing πŸ³πŸ¦‘

πŸ¦€πŸš§ Unionized construction workers of Coastal Japan, rejoice! Your proud mascot is finally here. πŸ› οΈπŸ¦€

πŸ¦€πŸš§ Unionized construction workers of Coastal Japan, rejoice! Your proud mascot is finally here. πŸ› οΈπŸ¦€

πŸ‘πŸ‘ƒπŸ‘ This sad little demon with a cold is a medecine bottle mascot for a pharmaceutical company πŸ’ŠπŸŒ‘οΈ

πŸ‘πŸ‘ƒπŸ‘ This sad little demon with a cold is a medecine bottle mascot for a pharmaceutical company πŸ’ŠπŸŒ‘οΈ

πŸ¦†βš”οΈ This snarky, bulky duck knight is the mascot of a western-europe medieval themed park in Japan. βš”οΈπŸ¦†

πŸ¦†βš”οΈ This snarky, bulky duck knight is the mascot of a western-europe medieval themed park in Japan. βš”οΈπŸ¦†

πŸ€πŸ€– In times of doubt, get inspired by the awesome confidence of this Punk Robot, mascot of a fresh new japanese basketball teamπŸ€–πŸ€

πŸ€πŸ€– In times of doubt, get inspired by the awesome confidence of this Punk Robot, mascot of a fresh new japanese basketball teamπŸ€–πŸ€

🌚🍡 This mysterious teapot mascot is a friendly spirit promoting Japan's finest teas 🌱🌚

🌚🍡 This mysterious teapot mascot is a friendly spirit promoting Japan's finest teas 🌱🌚

πŸπŸ‘This edgy snake+peach mascot represents a southern rural region well known for its juicy peaches and, well, its snakes.πŸ‘πŸ

πŸπŸ‘This edgy snake+peach mascot represents a southern rural region well known for its juicy peaches and, well, its snakes.πŸ‘πŸ

πŸ‘πŸš²This Lion Wheel is the mascot of road safety (in a perfect world!)πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘πŸš²This Lion Wheel is the mascot of road safety (in a perfect world!)πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

β›°πŸ’ͺThis strong little guy holding the local mount is the mascot of an isolated village of Hokkaido.β›°πŸ’ͺ

β›°πŸ’ͺThis strong little guy holding the local mount is the mascot of an isolated village of Hokkaido.β›°πŸ’ͺ