15 influences, that stick with you, FOREVER.
This is a re-posting from my personal blog. I was initially not goint to post this here, but then again, thought it would be fun if we can find out "the 15" from other Drawgers. So, here it is...
I don't love getting asked about my artistic influences and...
free event at Apple Store NY
This announcement is mainly for students and young illustrators.
Come hang with me at my talk at Apple Store on 14th Street, Meat Packing District, New York, tomorrow night, Wednesday February 27th (7-8PM).
The event is free and open to the public. (and, it is in...
PBS The Art of Illustration
This may be a worthwhile 7 minutes for aspiring illustrators and comic artists, or those just who are curious about them.
I don't like to be video-ed, especially that I don't have a good enough confidence on my terrible Japanese accent, and hard to face tha truth(!)
Happy Valentine's Day
This is a full page editorial illustration that ended up not getting printed. These things happen. It was for a February issue in theme of Love/Lust.
I had a lot of fun making this image, so I thought I should share this with you here.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Sketchtravel Goes to Kyoto
You may, or may not know about Sketchtravel. But, let me tell you that this is quite an amazing project that started relatively small, as something fun, and ended up becoming something of a monster-size charity project.
In 2006, project was conceived and organized...
illustration and fear of water
I believe many of you who are reading my blog are aspiring illustrators. If you are, here is something you may want to remember, or to work on, if your art school instructors haven’t taught you already: we have to be remembered by something we are good at, so when a prospect client see a...
my (first) kids book is here!
It feels like Christmas already! This came to my door yesterday. The first bound sample copy of my kids book Barbed Wire Baseball (written by Marissa Moss, published by Abrams, scheduled to publish spring 2013).
I have heard from peers who have already done it that working...
kids book in progress, and American Illustration
In case you didn’t know, this week is a Mayor Bloomberg approved official Illustration Week in New York. One of the biggest event of the week is tonight's American Illustration and American Photography Annual publishing party (in a beautiful...
for you who are 22 and lost.
New school year has just begun. Students are back to school, half nervous, and half excited.
And then, there are those 20 somethings, who had gone back to school every September except this year. And many Septembers to come. They had just graduated.
It's been so long since...
how the hell I finished the most complicated illustration ever.
FastCompany is one of my favorite magazines. Once I said that to an illustrator friend, he looked very surprised and asked me why I like reading a business magazine.
Maybe it has something to do with my corporate background (I was in corporate PR for 11 years before I went back to...