Today I went to the cup noodle factory (& museum) in Osaka, Japan. It’s quite far out of the city, but after I read that you get to make your own cup noodle for 300¥ (£1.70/$2.90), I just had to go there. You go through the whole process of decorating a cup, adding the dry noodles, soup powder & your choice of 4 dry ingredients (I did pork, onion, garlic & decorative ducks). Then the cup is all sealed up (you even get to operate the machine to seal and fill it) and you pop it into an inflatable bubble bag with a red cord to take home with you!
The schedule for it had me at less than 2 hours a painting from concept to completion and only a few more hours on the side to finish up the icons and assemble the trading card paintings into backgrounds. I banged most all this stuff out in a weekend. I was doing about 5 other projects at the time but I couldn’t say no - not to this! And James and Lisanne are such adorable people.