Thursday, 22 December 2016

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

picture book pages 1 and 2

Well, there are some things you can get accomplished 
if you know there are someone out there that maybe
looking for stuff like this.
I made this character out of whim, 
made a story and is MAYBE waited by someone to be seen.
already having an audience does help me keep going.
That's for sure.
I dunno, but here are some pages for it.
More to be posted soon. 
So some of you may wonder why page 1 was white background
but 2nd page is red and blue.
I really don't know why.
change of scenery.
..... yeah sorry, I don't have any answers for that.
I did what I wanted.
Well then, time to get to sleep.

Quote of the day:
There is no such thing as to how to do it.
It's just a matter of doing it or not doing it.
- S. K.

Monday, 4 March 2013

I'm here and alive

Well, since I haven't updated anything for like a year almost, 
here's one thing.
Boy this is old stuff.
Those little guys must be annoyed that I'm really behind with
creating their stories for them to actually come to life.
Not to worry little Puu, and ????(brown penguin)
I'm writing your story next.
as for ???(girl penguin reading book)....
well, I think you might have to wait a bit.
This picture actually does depict the situation I just mentioned now that I think of it....
ahaha...ha...ha... sorry....
I just have too many projects at once.
I need to stop fooling around.
and more than anything, 
I need to stop making excuses.
oh hey, I think I came up with another story,
ok, see you laters.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Paradaizu Day パラ大豆ディ

February 3rd is a Setsubun-no-hi (Bean Throwing Ceremony day) in Japan. It's festival that you throw handful of beans to Oni(demon/ogre) to drive away bad spirits and bad luck away. The day before that, I chatted with hampty-dampty77 and realized that Setsubun-no-hi was on the next day. It all started when I mistyped Paradise as Paradaizu. Daizu means beans. パラ大豆. Coincidentally, or by fate, today was the Setsubun day so I decided to throw some bean to the demon. But there aren't anybody with demon mask so I drew a demon on a rice with Spicy hot sriracha sauce and decided to throw some natto (fermented beans) on it.

So here it goes! Oni face on a rice! 
 And okame natto 
and now, I shall mix the natto.
and here it goes. I'm throwing (pouring) on top of little oni
the Oni got me.... Sriracha sauce I drew oni with was spicier than I have anticipated.

Well, fun time that was. This is all thanks to fun chat with hampty-dampty77 
I actually bought a an item from her ebay store. You all should try and look into her store if you're looking for any goods from Japan.
She's an awesome ebay seller!

She has large selection of goods and handles shipping very very carefully.
Very thorough with her communication (and it's better if you speak Japanese) and handles shipping professionally.
Online shopping is just awesome.
hampty-dampty77 is even more awesome.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Kumon Summer Class Illustration

Volunteering work again. But this is for Kumon and not for Japan America Association.
Chronologically, I did these drawings for Kumon first and did the Dancing for Hope Poster second, but chroNONlogically, I posted this afterwards.
Those are drawings that goes along with email that is to be sent out to notify parents about summer classes during the summer to imprison and torture kids with loads of worksheets and homeworks.... ahem excuse me..... to improve skills with Reading and Math (and Japanese also). Hopefully, director of Kumon didn't read that part....
Well, to be honest, that's how I felt when I used to go to this Kumon as a student during middle school and high school....
But now I'm teaching here and I am realizing how important learning was...
and also confused by myself that I am teaching at a place where I absolutely shunned in going during my school years. I guess I'm here to fix my problem that I had long time ago.
Thanks to the director of Kumon Hideko Fujiwara, I was able to improve my math skills during middle and high school, and gave me an experience to teach by giving me a job as a Kumon tutor. So as a thank you, I volunteered in doing this for her.
This Kumon here in memorial drive in Houston is really one of important pivot in my life.
One thing I need to learn is writing in a proper English, darn it!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Houston Ballet Poster and Flyer


This is a poster I made for The Japan-America Society of Houston. Volunteering work it is.
People from ballet dancing and gymnastics gathered to raise fund for recovery from earthquake/tsunami disaster that occurred in Japan.
I talked to my friend Yuri who is a graphic designer and we both agreed that I put too much text and made it too big after the project was done.
There was nothing I could do about putting tons of text in it since that's what client wanted but I could've made the font smaller... at least for the Poster.....
I still need training.....
It's been a while since I pulled all nighter to finish a project since I took the project at a bad timing. Next time, I'll make sure I'll take project where I can have more time to.... at least sleep. Ok, I'm writing too much and I'm getting bored by my own writing. Heading to bed. zzzzz

Adding to that, I made a typographical mistake on the website to go purchase. Luckily, I made in time to fix and to have it resent to the printer (I think). I needed to check from 3rd person point of view to see if all the info was correct but.... deadline was on press to the extreme and I didn't get to do that since this was overnight work. I know that sounds like a lame excuse but it was really tough trying to keep myself awake for 2 days without sleep. This project really pushed me to limits with many things and now I know what to do and don'ts when it comes to taking a project.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Penplex (Penguin Apartment Complex)

Somewhere in this planet is a place known as Penplex (Penguin Apartment Complex). Either an outcast animals from the society or being too smart to be surrounded by humans choose to live here. It's such a peaceful and quiet place for ones to stay. The founder of this building was from outer space, giving the right for those wandering ones to live quietly on their own on this planet.

Who are those founders you ask? Well, one is our alien friend Puu. He's the blue fellow who's opening his Japanese Plum Soda-pop at the front of the apartment entrance. The other one is sitting right next to him drinking Blue Explosion Soda-pop, and the one who is sitting inside reading a romance literature book. What's their name you ask? Maybe you'll know when they choose to show themselves to the public. They told me to keep their names a secret until they choose to reveal themselves to the children of this planet. ;)