Every year, I like to put together a mix of my favorite songs of the year. 2012 is no different. 20 songs representing genres ranging from Heavy Rock to Electronic, Hip-Hop to Psychedelic, Sludge to Indie and so on, this … Continue reading
The lady beneath the bonsai tree.
A difficult animal to draw, but the challenge was fun. It was inspired by my trip to Kuala Lumpur’s bird park.
Sir Octo: the classiest of the classy octopuses. The color was partially inspired by Sachin Teng’s magnificent illustration “Another Ten Minutes Mom“.
A cat enjoys a ball of yarn, as they sometimes do. The design was partially inspired by the art on some Hanafuda card sets.
Lion playing a bugle. Nothing unusual going on here.
It’s a tradition to send out special cards for the new year in Japan. The cards are called “nengajo”, and the designs always center around the Chinese zodiac animal for the coming year. Last winter, I decided to make one … Continue reading
The man with the nautilus shell hat.
The idea I had when I was drawing this was that it was a canary morphing into a tiger (or vice versa) and the stripes were wrapping around the body (or coming off) one by one. The result is that … Continue reading
This one was fun to draw and color. I kind of went crazy with the brushes for the fire effect and it just worked out.
Just some ladybugs relaxing on a lazy afternoon. のんびりしている天道虫だ。
This is the first postcard I ever did in color. It’s fairly simple and straightforward in execution. I like to think that I’ve gotten a little better over time. 初色を付いたはがきだ。ちょっとシンプルだね。これからだんだんよくなったと思う。