Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas present :D

Made for a friend whose favorite colors are blue, purple, and green~

6.5 x 13.7" illustration board.
Pencil, watercolor, Prismacolor, acrylic.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Multi-plane Group Show

I went to the Multi Plane Group Show at the Corey Helford Gallery:

This had nothing to do with the show. I just thought it was cute. >_>;

It was really amazing to see all of the work... I've got to work hard~

Social Issue

The final version! \\(=' v '=)//

... I like the babies.

9x11" Illustration board.
Technical pen, Prismacolor, Copic, Watercolor.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Crunch(y)」

Whoops, I thought the word was "crunch..." Anyway~ it's a time crunch.

6x6" Bristol paper.
Technical pen + India ink&brush.

Illustration Friday 「Unbalanced」

Those "chibi/SD/Super Deformed" characters can't possibly stay balanced in reality... I mean, the little figurines always topple over as soon as you let them go :/

And the turtle can relate to the fact that once they're on their back, it's almost impossible to get back up... bummer.

7x7" Bristol paper.
Technical pen.

Correspondence project~

Long time no update~

We had to make an illustration based off of a personal note given to us.

My letter

My illustration

Growing Up
11x17" illustration board/print-out.
Sepia colored ink, pencil, watercolor, digital painting.

Illustration Friday 「Blur」

Without your glasses, your vision is blurry.

7x10" Bristol paper.
Technical pen + ink and brush.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Skinny」

Too skinny.

9x12" Bristol paper original... my printer decided to make it 8x13.5".
Technical pen + digitally colored.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Fast」

Time goes by so fast, and kids grow up so fast (uh, whichever works for you best).

9x12" Bristol paper.
Prismacolor pencil + watercolor.

Friday, October 23, 2009


"Editorial" assignment where we chose an article to illustrate and design. I chose "The Holy Grail of the Unconsciousness," an article about Carl Jung's recently-ish released Red Book.

Article layout


The Holy Grail of the Unconsciousness
7x10" Bristol paper.
Technical pen, Prismacolor pencil, watercolor.

Illustration Friday 「Frozen」

The frog is frozen in fear when it's caught by the snake.

8x10" Bristol paper.

Pen, Prismacolor pencil, India ink.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Flying」

When pigs fly... with the help of meat hooks.

7x7" watercolor paper.
Watercolor+Prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Germs」

I thought of cooties, so I made it a mermaid who wants nothing to do with the sailor that has human cooties :'D

9x12" Bristol paper.
Technical pen, Prismacolor color pencil, watercolor.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Infinite」

Death is infinite.

Initial sketch

Planning shadows and lighting


6 x 15" illustration board.

Ink and brush.

I wanted to have the feeling of the ukiyo-e paintings. As for the subject matter... I was thinking about the Final Fantasy characters, Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse (Incarnation of Immortality series), and unfortunately the film I saw in class, The Devil Came on Horseback. As well as the Noh mask depiction of demons. Again.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Welcome」

Alice in Wonderland this time~
There is charcoal smudged on the cover as well, but my scanner must have automatically 'cleaned' it.



5 2/3 x 7 2/3" Watercolor paper.

Watercolor, technical pen, Prismacolor colored pencils, charcoal, and tempera paint [for the 'mirror' on the cover].

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Acrylic #2

This is my second acrylic painting - we were supposed to do portraits, so I picked Kyo from Dir en grey. I know this is totally shocking. I did this from an actual picture, so it's not like, "Wow, I have incredible portrait skills!"

Here is the photograph I used as reference.

I wanted it to be fairly monochromatic, all purple with kind of a pastel-y background... because come on, it's Kyo. Nice, pastel-y purple is not the first color I associate with him.
I almost made this acrylic of Miyavi, but like I said, I thought it would be more amusing for me if it was a painting of Kyo instead. So there you have it. Maybe next time, ne?


Oh yes, and if anyone is curious about this guy...
'Conceived Sorrow' + [unplugged version]
'Lie Buried with a Vengeance' [this may be offensive to someone... I find the end part to be very amusing.]
PV for 'Ain't Afraid to Die'
PV for 'OBSCURE' [it might also be disturbing or offensive so um... I warned you?]
These are all Youtube videos, so yes... hopefully they all work, this computer has no audio.

After I finished the painting, I scraped sandpaper down it in some places to give it a different texture.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


You know, I think this is the first acrylic I've ever done... haha.

It's basically a painting of the Japanese Noh masks, specifically the oni -demon- ones. I also had the image of the cover art for Dir en grey's VULGAR album (I still love the song 'OBSCURE') in mind... I don't know why, but I've become kind of obsessed with Dir en grey music again. >>;

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Strong」

Er... oops, I deleted the entry. D:

9x12" Bristol paper.
Technical pen+ink.