Thursday, December 10, 2009

At The Crossroads Of Hell

Lone Wolf and Cub litho. I marathoned all the movies in two days.

Human After All

Daft Punk litho print. It's mostly tousche (toushe? tooshe? D : ) washes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Bodyguard

Final illustration for Illustration 3. The project was to create a DVD cover for the movie Yojimbo. I am very satisfied with how this came out, and it was a lot of fun to paint.

Medium used was acrylic on Illustration board.

It's getting so cold here, I've been listening to the song "Konayuki" on repeat. I want to eat lamb tikka masala with hot milk tea.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Chan Is Missing

I really like this film. I saw it today, and it's now one of my favorite movies. The film takes place mostly around 1980s SF's Chinatown, specifically Grant Ave. Two Asian-American cab drivers find themselves embroiled in a mystery when a friend of theirs, Chan, disappears with their money--but do they really know who Chan is?

Here is a bit of the movie.

The trailer for this film is as elusive as Chan himself, so this is the next best thing.

Scraps of illustration board, pen, pencil, yellow highlighter.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Spot and frontspiece illustration for Roald Dahl's short story Skin. These are the most flat, most abstract pieces I've ever done for illustration. I seem to be going in this direction, and I don't know what I think about that yet. Maybe I should see how it goes...although it doesn't "feel" like me at the moment.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Final Illustration #9

Book cover project, The Old Man and the Sea. I'm getting there, my professor says--the only things that really need fixing are the shakiness of the lines here and there, and that annoying tangent where the boat is floating right above the marlin's fin.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Illustration Project Final #8


Most. Favorite. Assignment. Ever.

For this one, we had to draw a portrait of someone, anyone, anyone at all--and then this would be used as a promo piece for places we would like to work at. My professor suggested that instead of one rider I have a whole bunch of riders posing, since I wanted to do this in a sort of sequential manner...since I plan to go into comics. Acrylic and ink.

Edit: cleaned it up a bit here and there, re-uploaded.

Illustration Project Final #7

Piece for an essay about how WWII is portrayed differently then it actually was. I feel like I could have used another day on this.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Favorite Book

...was Mr. Popper's Penguins, when I was very very little. Lithograph.

Illustration Final # 6

Wine label design for Periscope Cellars. It's a puhi. : D

This is close, but not quite there. Could use some variation in tone and such. Still, I am very pleased with this piece. Acrylics and ink as usual.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Illustration Final #5

Illustration done for an Op-Ed (opinion editorial article) assignment. The article I chose was Michel Pollan's "Big Food VS Big Insurance." It's a really great read. I'm a bit ashamed that I couldn't come up with more then this cliche idea, since the article was so great, but an Op-Ed piece is supposed to be concise and simple.

It's such a great feeling to work with just ink. : D

Illustration Final #4

This project was a CD cover. I was assigned MC5's "Kick Out The Jams". There's a few mistakes here and there, and I think I should have paid more attention to the lines. Mrf. Not one of my best attempts.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Seiraa Mafdet

Sketch done on bus, colored over on the laptop.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rabbit Bodyguard

Usagi Yojimbo. He needs to be animated like NOW. One of my favorite characters of all time, and the comic was badass.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Illustration Project #3 final

And here's the final version. Here is Ira Glass conquering TV with his small home-grown American program!

Acrylics and ink on illustration board.

Illustration Sketch # 3

Sketch for an editorial assignment in which we had to do a piece about Ira Glass' radio show, "This American Life", coming to TV. With the first sketch I had absolutely nothing and just did a simple portrait. Close, but not enough.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This was done at a BAAU meet. I watercolored this n' cleaned it up after said meet.

Characters belong to their respective owners.

Illustration Project #2 final

The title is " 'Aumakua ".

Acrylic and ink. Scanner wasn't as fail as I was expecting it to be with this one.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Androids 17 and 18 from Dragon Ball Z. They were my two most favorite characters.

Tryin' to keep that stress down, tryin' to keep that stress down.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


"It's nothing that you do or say. It's really just the way you are."

Darren Fujitani is a pretty common name for someone in Hawaii. Doodled on the bus.

Project #2

Sketch for Illustration 3 project. Design's okay, basic shapes are fine. Will take out the katana and the ankh, to further preserve the solid black shape going on, and bring down the mongoose's tail so that it wraps around a bit more.


Just finished Kamen Rider Faiz. These were done around episode 32-36.

The three core characters are the most complex and multilayered characters I've ever seen in a kids' tokusatsu show...although technically, Faiz isn't for kids. XD

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First print of the semester...

Annnnnd I had to refamiliarize myself with the process all over again. The stone started to gunk up on me on edition # 3, argh.

This was done for an SDL duel, so you can see this on DA as well.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


This was doodled while I was learning how to tile my images. The idea for AF-tan came about when I was talking with my friend Rinya about what an anthropomorphic version of AF would be like.

Apparently AF-tan likes angst, drama, shipping, exciting angel battles, weird subplots, and dericious BL pairings. She can also be lazy/fall asleep easily, but when there's lots of people around to play with, she's wide awake and happy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Uncolored BW, no black filled sketch for a project I'm working on outside of school. Hopefully I'll have some material on this finished in time for Wondercon--I don't know about APE. Speaking of APE, I'll be working the Bay Area Artists Unite table this year, so swing by and say hi if you can.

I just realized I cropped this in a rather poor manner. Onore dikeidoooooooo~

Anyway, I blame this person over here for finally getting me to make a sketchblog. This seems more sufficient then LJ or DA as a dumping ground for my work in general, hey there, have some KR Kuuga.