Long time no see. I've been working on mostly rl commish which I can't show yet and not much time was left for personal drawing, sorry.
I guess I can show this one now, though. It's a mascot design for a certain Anime Figure Photography community called FIGUBO. They will be launching their website soon enough, so stay tuned and I'll post a link when they do. It seems amazing so far.
The story behind the character... I was given freedom to come up with a memorable and charismatic mascot girl. Naturally I was inspired by mascots like Mirai of Danny Choo or Pepper of Artgerm. The rest is pretty much what I like and love to draw: fuuwa hair, vanilla choco colors, school uniform, artistic geekiness etc.
My point was mixing traditional and pop JP themes with a hint of Western culture in there. Since the community isn't JP based, but actually has members from all over the world.
I gave her the name Nishimura Yayoi. Nishimura meaning "western village", with owners being perverted western gaijins and all //shot. And Yayoi because I love the name. Also because I can't wait for people to misread/mishear it as Yaoi and saying "I love Yaoi" in public...
Hope ya guys like it!