Saturday, September 3, 2011

the bunny on the moon

Alma Shepard-Matsuo is having an event called Art Is Hope, that is taking place at the Japanese American United Church at Friday October 15. I am going to be selling prints there and half of the profit will go to charity to aid the people who were devastated by the natural disasters in Japan. Do try to participate if you can, its only 20 dollars a table. I decided to do a couple of drawings that were Japanese themed. Here's three of them. Definitely more to come.

So there's this story in Asian folklore that a rabbit lives on the moon. In fact, there's actually a pattern of a rabbit on the moon In the Chinese version, the rabbit is pounding the elixir of life, but in the Japanese version, its just pounding mochi, hahah. This is the first drawing I've completed ith flash CS5. I like that it has a much more sophisticated color swatch variety and icon organization. Other than that tho, not much has changed from CS4, and unfortunately, it still gitches and crashes unexpectedly.

This second drawing is a tea ceremony bunny. I dunno, I just like the way tea ceremonies look. I've heard they're extremely boring but hey. Plus it just gives an excuse to draw kimonos and Japanese treats.

And this last one I did about 4 months back. A lot of people seem to like this drawing a lot, so its definitely gonna be up.

More drawings and films to come! Be sure to check.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

some illustration

thesis is over, so once again i'll be posting up art. i'd thought i'd fool around with flash some more. here are the results. the bottom one is a fanart of kingdom hearts.

do critique them and tell me what you think. i plan on adding texture to them sometime

Saturday, January 8, 2011

year of the bunny

hey everyone. i know its been a while since i've posted hear. i've been too busy with thesis to post hear anymore. although i will post every once in a while. the reason why i'm not putting stuff from my thesis up here is because i want it to be a surprise until the dusties come

so i saw shelley's post of the tigers. the chinese year of the tiger is ending and the year of the rabbit is beginning. supposidly, this is an unlucky year because it is the metal tiger. tigers are known for begin unpredictable and wild in the chinese zodiac, so the tiger year, nothing is ever what it seems. being born in the year of the snake, who's concern is stability and routine, this year has been extremely crazy. most crazy is that my best friend's mother died this year. i do look forward to the rabbit year in that supposidly, it is a year of a lot stablity and creativity.

interesting. i'm the only snake in a family of roosters. mom, dad and bro are all roosters. funny thing is that i loved snakes since i was a kid and never understood why my family was afraid of them. i love how snakes looked, how they lived, how they killed. i also knew snakes normally don't attack people unless you bother them. my favorite being kingsnake, a snake docile towards humans, infamous for preying on other snakes. they are also immune to venom and even eat snakes with poison.

so i guess i thought i'd draw some stuff with snakes.

so my best friend said the year of the bunny is a great year for snakes. we were discussing why. then i just came up with this analogy of why the bunny year is good for snakes:


to sum it up, i didn't like what happened last tiger year... so i'm greatly looking forward to this year. i'm bring my friends to chinatown to party again.