Thursday, September 18, 2008


So here we are on the island where we are suppose to find treasure...

Young brother and sister playing pretend... The couch is their made up island, using one of the cushions as a boat, they have finally arrived at the destination!

My take on "island" given by Illustration Friday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I'm not too keen on fashion (if you know personally you know already) but this fall fashion seems like it would be really really cute. Not like frilly pink dresses cute but like poofy hat, red scarf, checker skirt kind of cute... So this is a sketch I drew while looking at a hosiery catalog (atsugi catalog to be exact).

Monday, September 15, 2008

still working

I thought I'd update on my personal work that is to be turned in to "illustration" magazines competition. As I have mentioned before, I felt like the mermaid made the tsunami happen, and I have decided to change the story to make that what happen. So now it's based on a Japanese folklore, but not exactly.

I have started to cutout the scales of her:

This is the finished hair/wave:

More to do still, it must be done by 24th...
This is a revist to the one posted before, "hello, hello." I have added color on the background, which I think helped the speech bubbles to pop out. I'm also going to add humans in this.

Friday, September 12, 2008


So this is my first entry to Illustration Friday. The word was "clutter," and I illustrated a person doing work having a cluttered mind... All done in photoshop.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

something I'm working on

After I got some advice, and with the upcoming magazine contest, I decided that maybe I should really look back into doing the cut paper. I always enjoyed (which is probably a surprise to a lot of you) to do this technique. I've had a mixed relationship with it since I knew I got most of the scholarship based on this but I didn't want to be limited and just known for doing this...

I went and searched for few Japanese folklores that sounded interesting to me and sketched out few of them. The one I decided to do was about a mermaid. The story is about young fishermens who hear a beautiful voice near the sea. They go over to where they heard the song, and they catch a beautiful mermaid. She pleas them to let them go, but at first they do not want to. They were thinking about showing the mermaid for money or selling her. Then she says she will tell them a sea secret. They say okay, and she tells them that a big Tsunami is coming, so they better flee their town. The young fishermens hurry back to their town and tell them what just happened. The towns people believe them and flee, but the town near them do not. Just as the mermaid said, the Tsunami comes the fishermens town stay alive.

That is the jest of the story, but somehow, I feel like perhaps the mermaid made the Tsunami come... although it doesn't make sense about how the fishermens lived.

Here are the sketches and the piece I am currently working on. It is hard to see what it would look like. The 3rd sketch is drawn opposite because when you cut it out it turns the other way...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

personal projects

I have been trying to do some personal project as well as my work as I have written before... and this is one of them.

I don't really know what to think about it... I guess I don't really like it. I have been getting some good insight about my art and one of them was for me to find some thing I truly like to do... I don't think this would count as one of them. I feel like I'm too young and it's too early to determine what my style is but at the same time I understand what they are saying...

I guess it's trial and error.

Oh, and my homepage has been updated. The link to it can be found on the right (under links) or here: . :D I like what I did with the wave thing (on here as well, to the left) so I'm thinking about doing more things such as those..