Thanks! Do you mean they’re difficult because they’re based on other high level kanji and radicals? The mnemonic is meant for people at that level, so I guess the drawing would also be meant for people at that level, without having to explain each radical.
Edit: Ah, sorry, you were replying to the axe picture! Yeah, most radicals can’t be drawn like that.
An “axe” is something physical that you can draw. If a radical’s name is somewhat abstract, and if it has many strokes, like https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/righteousness , it’s probably going to be a tad more intricate. But I’m sure it can be done, just not as straightforward as an axe hitting a tree.
Thanks, glad you like them!
And here’s the boots mnemonic! Instead of a flag loiter (what even is that), I used an alien loitering by a flag… And then the part about the reeds (り) didn’t work, so I used ripped apart and R.I.P. instead.