It’s that time of the year again–let’s celebrate it with a Rock Lee amigurumi!!!
Spent all of yesterday celebrating our brother’s birthday at the beach! Was thinking about posting this sooner…but then he’d see it and our little birthday amigurumi surprise would be ruined! Just like how he spoiled his own birthday surprise a few years ago when he spotted our R2D2 amigurumi with his crazy hawk eye for anything Star Wars…but this time we were successful!! :D :d :D
Rock Lee is from Naruto, a ninja anime that’s been going on for many many years now. He’s supposed to bear a resemblance to Bruce Lee in both looks and fighting style. Making this Rock Lee amigurumi was very hard! Sure, he looks pretty plain and easy to make, but those bulging eyes, thick brows, eyelashes, and hair were a big pain to cut and make! Especially since it comes straight out of an anime where everything is drawn so that the characters look the same everyday.
Cutting his hair was a lot of work too. I used up a lot of black felt and trimmed away quite a bit as well. At first, his bangs were too long and were covering up too much of his thick, luscious eyebrows so I had to trim them a bit so that he’d look less girly and more like the charmingly ugly Rock Lee that he’s supposed to be. At one point, I felt like his personal hairdresser! And then at another point, as I was wrapping his arm bandages, I felt like a nurse! This was one high maintenance Rock Lee amigurumi!!
I even tied it in the signature Naruto style!
The lines on his leg warmers were drawn on with a sharpie…so yeah, that took a very very long time to do. Same goes for the little leaf. I had to draw that a couple of times before I finally got one that I was satisfied with.
Oh and by the way, today’s background is our brother’s painting that he did a long time ago at school. We figured that the usual girly polka dot backgrounds would not mix well with this character, so we thought why not use something masculine looking that the birthday boy drew himself?! Doesn’t it look nice? :) Very nice and fitting for a Rock Lee amigurumi right?