Thursday, March 31, 2011

More work

Well, I am just having a blast working for Fadenrot! It's amazing when you get to work with someone with great ideas and also someone who gives you so much creative freedom!!!

I am however, totally exhausted, so I will make this short!!!
This is another image pending approval... more to come!

Good night!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some work in progress

More work for Fadenrot... still pending approval!

I have two more to paint following these and more projects to come! I am super happy with this work!

♥ :)

The boy is reminiscent of earlier painting I did of a boy with a goldfish in a pond.

I painted these while Josh was editing a new BIPT podcast. It's actually pretty rad because I get a preview of the podcast before it's up. It's also funny because I get to hear all the "outtakes." Stutters, badwords, etc. HAHA. This week's topic sounds pretty interesting, too. I think so many illustrators have their own experiences and opinions when it comes to the "High Art World/Gallery Culture" vs "Commercial Artists" quote on quote. At least, I've had some experiences in college and just visiting different galleries. Anyway, it's interesting topic to listen people talk about.

Well, I better try and hit the hay as I still have 8 hours of day job tomorrow followed by more paintings!! :)
Which isn't a complaint!
Good night!
PS: thanks for all the comments everyone- I truly appreciate it!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More work...;)

I was working on my sketches for another job... :) Mostly having fun coming up with different ways to go with a theme... maritime boys and marine girls... I love it! I also love having the creative freedom to do these.

I also need to do some paintings for the CSLA posters... I used some images I already have, but I would like to do one using Polka-dot and Shelby, too.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Final Image... ♥

So here is the final image for the job I just completed for Fadenrot- a small fashion label in Germany.
Please check 'em out!! ;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I love watercolor...

So this is a snippet of my illustration for a clothing designer... I am really hoping that this does lead to more projects because its been a blast working on this... She's really nice about having the artist be creative and there seems to be a narrative to a lot of her ideas. :)

Anyway, its the budding beginning of working with her so I hope all goes well.

On a different note, I've been keeping up with the news regarding Japan and praying for them all.
I plan on donating to the Red Cross just as soon as I receive my next paycheck.


Josh is playing a computer game where he is a cactus man shooting people on a moving train - with a very silly western soundtrack. He is a green man with a red cape and black hat. It's very funny... Who came up with this idea? I want to shake their hand.

I guess he's been playing a round as little breaks between work. My breaks are usually only interrupted by my dogs needing to go out. If I manage to someday be freelance fulltime, I wonder what I should do as a break? What do you do? I have a feeling it would be mostly watching videos of Miyavi or the GazettE on YouTube. :P

I am going to try and remain positive and work hard! Ganbare!!! (Japanese for "Be strong!").

Monday, March 14, 2011

Trying to paint again...

So this is a painting that I was working on in the midst of another project I posted about earlier...
It isn't finished, but I thought I'd post what I've been doing. I haven't been as productive as I should be... but I did do some tonight.

It was a bit hard to focus at painting to be honest. I've been feeling very aloof and sort of bummed out. But I have to jump back in and keep going!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Sad news to see my mother's country in rubble and disarray. I am praying for Japan's quick recovery but know that it will not be quick. I will donate what I can to the Red Cross to help... but I wish I could fly over there and help right now.

This was a sudden frightening event... I am very affected by it. The homes I see smashed to pieces look like my aunt's and I see the pictures of people trying to "hold it together." I am glad that their leaders seem to be optimistic and sound proud of how calm people have been.

I think this year has really been a hard one.
I hope you are all safe.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is hilarious.... I sometimes get emails from
The last post I saw for a job was this (I have edited out the name, etc):

"Budget: Under $250
Category: Illustration & Art
Description: Hello, 90 illustrations, same style as the attached samples, target group is 4 year old children, the illustrations should be fresh and cheerful. Its simple Illustration so my budget is Less than 1$ per illustration and time frame is within 1 week this is initial job and We have quite a few more illustrations, if I satisfy with your quality i'll give more illustration with good price in future. **** Please provide samples of your previous illustration work related to my project. Thanks"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Free Shipping!

(this is not my own image but an image of an art print)
Society6 is doing Free Shipping on their mini & small art prints!

Pretty cool... ;)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Stars and Coins

I have a new project that I am working on... which I don't know if I should post yet... but I wanted to post some drawings I did. It involves a very poor but giving little girl who is then rewarded for her charitable actions.
Its very sweet.

I am also busy working on an idea for a poster for a campaign to save Libraries in schools...

The sale (which ends this months) for my original paintings seems to be going alright although I wish I could sell more! :) New images to come though!