Sunday, February 19, 2012

Smile Down Upon Us album cover

Smile Down Upon Us is actually a collaborative project between moomLooo in Japan and Keiron Phelan and David Sheppard (of Phelan Sheppard) in London. Keiron and David have actually have never met moomLooo, and they hardly know a thing about one another... mysterious collaborations.
At any rate, it's a successful combination with Keiron and David providin
g instrumentals and spoken words, and moomLooo providing additional instrumentals and vocals in both English and Japanese.

9.5 x 9.5" (original).
Graphite + digital.

I was inspired by moomLooo's hairstyle and overall aesthetic - it strikes me as a bit mori-kei (If you're unfamiliar, here's an article providing a definition as well as a tumblr and blog for a visual feel of the style).
Smile Down Upon Us would be the type of music I'd choose for a magical, relaxing walk through nature :]

They also did a lovely cover of 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips':

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Adele had an amazing 2011 with her album 21. Not only is she a lovely singer, she seems like she has a good attitude in general as well as evidenced by this interview.

The choice of yellow chrysanthemums is because they symbolize jilted love. Yellow flowers don't seem to have good meanings attached to them do they...?

9 x 12" watercolor paper.
Acrylic + graphite.

An Adele print is available here.