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'Family Meal' 2011

Illustration from my final degree project about the hidden lives of geisha. This scene shows the geisha equivalant of a family meal. Within an Okiya (geisha house) the girls refer to each other as sister and the older woman who watches over them (generally a retired geisha who has inherited the okiya) is known as mother. Most okiya's have a cat or small dog to act as a companion. Here the cat has jumped over the table and sent everything flying.

This image appeared in the 'Images 36' exhibition and book, curated by the Assocciation Of Illustrators to celebrate the best of British illustration.

Digital drawing in Photoshop.