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mikoto’s Daruma Doll

someone asked me at my stall at Paddington Markets about the meaning behind the skull logo. I talked to them about how I wanted to achieve a balance between cuteness and evil/cheeckyness in all of the mikoto designs.

Having the skull and cross bones with love heart eyes and a cute smile symbolized that. I also talked about how having one eye coloured related to the Japanese Daruma Doll.

The Daruma is a Japanese doll that is sold near Buddhist temples all throughout Japan. It symbolises optimism, persistence, and strong determination because of its ability to be tilted to one side and always return to the upright position.

The doll’s eyes only contain the color white. Using black ink, you fill in a single eye while thinking of a wish. If the wish comes true, the second eye is then filled in. When I designed the logo I made one eye black with the Daruma Doll and a wish in mind.

The mikoto logo is representative of a personal Daruma. It holds a wish that I hope one day Ill achieve, and represents the qualities I need to possess to make it happen. hopefully, my goals will one day come true, and Ill be able to colour in both eyes.

thanks for taking the time to meet mikoto’s Daruma Doll

scotty

mikoto is my creative outlet. Every now and then i scribble a cute little character that then gets vectored to become part of the ever growing mikoto universe.

enjoy

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Comments

  • jumpy
    jumpyabout 7 years ago

    wow, im learning new stuff on RB. This is one of my favs!! :D

    hows the markets going? i still plan to come down… soooooon!

  • BigFatRobot
    BigFatRobotabout 7 years ago

    this is fantastic!!!!!
    i was given a daruma doll in the first week or so when i arrived in japan. alas, only one eye has been filled in. my wish hasn’t come true yet:(

  • Melissa Vowell
    Melissa Vowellabout 7 years ago

    I love this. I want a Daruma Doll now. I’m going to have to visit you paddington markets stall when I go to sydney

  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineabout 7 years ago

    oooooh!! awesome work!! its so cool to read about your philosophy – i love it!

  • oceansoul
    oceansoulabout 7 years ago

    love this :D

  • Lucan Industries
    Lucan Industriesabout 7 years ago

    This is shit hot.
    Absolute first class winner.

  • tambatoys
    tambatoysabout 7 years ago

    Very cool Mikoto hope that black eye comes your way LOL !!!!

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentabout 7 years ago

    Wow Scotty …. I hope you get your other black eye!!

    Amazing colours, and I love the “sheen”

  • mikoto
    mikotoabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Y’all. I hope everyones gets the black eye they deserve – hehe =)

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldabout 7 years ago

    Excellent work-on my list….

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