This is a rabbit, not a bunny. Bunnies are cute and fuzzy. This rabbit looks like the family pet of Hattori Hanzo the 16th century samurai (and who knows, maybe a distant relative?) He's one cool rabbit.
No doubt I bought the stamp because the image on the wood block was already painted, and I really liked it as its own little work of art. The problem with buying a stamp complete with "suggested coloring" is I let that intimidate my creative process. It's only been in the last two years that I have taken to coloring, which, I am happy to say, has brought new life to many of my older stamps.
|Image by Hero Arts from 2000 colored with Prismacolor pencils on craft cardstock; |
layered over mulberry and washi paper; highlighted with gold gel ink.
|Rabbit by Hero Arts from many years ago; "hello" die by Simon Says Stamp.|