Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Ok, I think that'll do. Click each image to enlarge.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Illustration Friday- Entangled

Although atrophied, I've decided to dust off my pencils and stretch my illustration muscles.

I did this previous weeks topic for Illustration Friday: entangled.

When I thought about this, what came to my mind was how I often feel entangled in my own thoughts. Though I've gotten better at not being in my own world all the time, this has been something that I've done since I was a child. Always in my head, thinking about something, oblivious to what most regular folk are concentrating on.

Because of this, I was the quiet kid for most of my life, and when asked, "Why don't you talk," I often replied that I had nothing to talk about. That was a half-truth...it was more that what I was thinking about was probably so out-there or personal that I don't think I could relate with that person.

In any case, this is how it's been. Sometimes I got tired of it, and thought it a curse, but I'm alright with it. I feel that it's much better to observe and reflect then to just talk, and I'd rather be the quiet guy than the blabbermouth. I'd rather have the few words that I do say be worth their weight in gold, instead of the value of peanuts.

So, I imagine that if someone looks at me when I'm in this state, I'm not more that a pair of eyes peering from a brain. Just observing and thinking.

The illustration could be pushed further, but I decided to just post what I have because i want to respect the deadline (though I barely made it).

If you have them to give, critiques are welcomed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photoshop practice 9.23.09

Been a while...I know.
Anyway, been tinkering around with photoshop lately, and decided to do a study of sorts.
I've realized that I need A LOT of practice to get to where I want to be with illustration/art in general.

So here's the first of many studies that I will be doing to get myself up to snuff, and to give myself confidence and satisfaction as an artist.

I have a long way to go...but first step is better than none at all.

The model was my girlfriend, who was nodding off most of the time...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Random tidbits

Here are some random sketches that I've done here and there from the past month or so.

As always, there's a lot to say, but I'll opt to just keep things short for now.

Tully's Cafe in Fukuoka

Same Tully's

Baseball Practice at my School

Elderly People at Mosburger

Baachan Chatting it up at Mosburger

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sketch Dump 5-16-08

Alright, so here I am, with some sketches of recent, with no where to put them.
Oh, where shall I put them?
Ah, that's right, I have this blog that I should use, shouldn't I?

Ok, so here we go...enjoy.

Guests at an all you can eat party in Osaka.

Bar in Namba, Osaka.

Same bar.

A cold night in triangle park.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

One more thing!

I have a lot to say but I'll keep it short, because I know I'll waste a lot of time.
It's much better to just post stuff.

First, is one last little drawing that I did in my last school.
One student was fascinated with Alice in Wonderland and she was taken by the pieces that I did while I was at Pratt featuring Alice. So, sometime before I was supposed to leave the school, she asked me to make an Alice drawing for her. So, I took one of the days where I had nothing to do and made this quick drawing with colorpencils.

And here are some sketches I did recently that had nothing to do with the subway, so I'm posting them here.

Monday, February 02, 2009

2008 Review in Pictures part 4- Happy New Year

I missed my weekly update because I have to eat and I did extra work.
In any case, here I am, updating as usual.

This will be a short entry.

I did a lot of projects and lessons for my school that involved me using my drawing skills. If I didn't mention it before, the times that I could spend drawing were the happiest times I had working at school. Time just melted away as I lay strokes of ink and graphite across the page.

I did get stressed out quite a bit doing this, though it was often because I was pressed to do something that wasn't drawing, and would get anxious and frustrated in the process.

So, here are the final three illustrations that I will should you from the school that I was working in until recently.

This was an illustration that I mad and never used. It was a scene that could be divided into 16 different pictures as cards. I would ask the students to describe scene in the cards and they could be used in a sort of puzzle/matching game.

I was ask to make a composition for them to use as reference for a poster/banner they were doing about Okinawa for the Cultural/Club Festival at the school. Here it is.

Finally, I did a picture for the nengajo (New Year's greeting card) that the school produced for the year.

I have one more update from last year, then on to bigger and better things...like *gasp* paid illustration work.