Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Work in Progress - Wonderland

For me, Tokyo is like a giant amusement park. Attractions, distractions, and intrigue wherever you turn, in every nook and cranny. Everything you need to live is right at your fingertips, and everything you could want is available if you know where to look. This place even shuts down at night, as if everyone living here is just a visitor and after midnight we all go back to our boring real life. Then it starts all over again. I could spend a lifetime exploring.

This drawing is about being Alice (Pizza Face), flying kites with schoolchildren, and the anticipation of spring.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This guy is my current reason to illustrate. He creates these songs/videos using sound samples from films. The result is truly beautiful. Work like this is an example of what fandom can do for a piece--these films, enjoyable in their own right, are a degree more complete now, having been re-arranged. Like taking an old drawing, cutting it up, and taping the pieces back together, sometimes the act of deconstruction can open up the hidden potentials of something once thought a stagnant, unmoving piece in time.

On a related note, The Secret Garden is one of my all-time favorite flicks. If you look closely, you'll see that the whole world is a garden.

Monday, February 1, 2010


For my first illustration of the semester, I decided to pour my heart into a piece for/about the Haiti Earthquake aftermath. I've been following the news as it comes out. One story that struck me was this short piece about an orphan girl. She's one of many--but how many? I shudder to think.

I eventually intend to add a few color washes to this in some places. But I haven't yet decided what colors to use. Suggestions?