Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Illusive 3

I have recently received a copy of illusive 3 and this book is just simply amazing. It features many amazing artists and I am very honored to be able to show my work along with them. Many thanks to Henni and Julian for this amazing opportunity. I have also been working on my new website and it's about to be finished. I am very excited to relaunch my website soon! Thank you for stopping by and happy holidays!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

CARNE Magazine

Their very first issue of CARNE Magazine is out now! This magazine showcases Fine Art / Photography / Illustration / Graphic Design / Motion Films. It was very fortunate to have been asked to contribute some of my work to the first issue. You can download the issue here! Thank you Ignacio for the opportunity!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Earth Island Journal Magazine

This piece was done for Earth Island Journal Magazine. The article was about society’s changing relationship with nature: how modern people are falling back in love with the natural world and being re-enchanted with nature. I created 4 different versions of finals with different backgrounds (I posted 2 images here) and the one with blue background was selected. Many thanks to Amy for the wonderful project to work on. Thank you for stopping by and more to come soon!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

How Magazine

These illustrations were done for How Magazine. The article was about "Anti office". Technology that makes it increasingly easy for designers to work just about anywhere. The toughest part of this assignment was to find the way to combine the traditional office setting and natural environment together. Thank you Bridgid for the great project to work on!

In detail

Spot illustration

Friday, November 20, 2009

Advanced Photoshop Magazine

Some of my works were featured on one of the latest issues of Advanced Photoshop Magazine (issue 61). This is an European Magazine and it seems this issue finally made its way to Canada. Many thanks to Adam for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work on the magazine! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Silver Award from ADCC Student Competition!

I have mentioned about ADCC student competition finalists couple months ago and there was an awards ceremony yesterday. It was their 60th annual award and I felt fortunate to be able to participate in this memorable ceremony. This award consists of numerous categories such as Advertising, Graphic design, Interactive, and Editorial design. I was very honored to receive Silver Award from ADCC Student Competition for "Restoring what is lost". Thank you so much for this incredible honor!

I received the award certificates and annual book after the ceremony.

This beautiful book cover was illustrated by Ben Weeks! He came to Sheridan College for the portfolio review when I was in 4th year and he is such a nice / talented artist. It was such an incredible night... Now back to reality and time to do more work!

Monday, November 9, 2009

MyMidwest Magazine Cover!

This piece was done for the MyMidwest Magazine cover, November / December issue. The article was about various modern interpretations of the Nutcracker... It was a very challenging project, but I was glad that I was able to deliver the final on time. Click for larger images!


- Final Cover -

I really enjoyed working on this piece and many thanks to Shane for the project. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 2, 2009

e-nikka

Few weeks ago I had an interview from e-nikka and it's now online. It is a Japanese news website (written in all Japanese) and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to show my work on their site. I was extremely nervous but it was great to talk about my work in person! Many thanks to Tomomi for the interview! More to come soon...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

This piece was done for Canadian Lawyer Magazine. The article was about Ethnic law firms: Are they still flourishing while mainstream law firms are striving for more diversity. It was a very challenging project but I am glad I was able to deliver the piece on time. Many thanks to Bill for giving me such a great project to work on! More to come soon. Thank you!

"flourish"
Mixed media and digital. 5" x 6.5"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

EZ Magazine / ASIAGRAPH 2009

Firstly, I would like to say many thanks for participating in the imagineNATIVE film festival. I hope you had a great time as much as I did!

I just received a new issue of EZ magazine from Japan. This magazine features a number of great artists and I felt very fortunate to contribute my work to this issue. Many thanks to Ikeda for featuring my work!


I have one more great news! I just received a message that this piece "All is mine" was selected as best work in show for ASIAGRAPH 2009 (Division I: CG Art)!! The show will be held at 2 places in Tokyo: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and Tokyo International Exchange Center. The show opens from October 22 - 25. It's really unfortunate that I won't be able to participate in the show since I'm in Canada, but if you are in the area, please click here for more information and check out the show! Thank you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

imagineNATIVE tomorrow!

I stopped by the imagineNATIVE office couple days ago and picked up some promotional materials for the festival. I was really amazed how everything turned out!! Sorry for the quality of the image though... I am really excited to participate in the opening tomorrow. Please visit here for more information about the festival. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Kids Are Alright at LeBasse Projects

I will be participating in "The Kids Are Alright" show at LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. This will be the last stop for the tour and it has been a pleasure to be a part of it. The opening reception is on Saturday, October 17th. Please check out the show if you are in the area! Thank you for stopping by!

"Wanderlust"
Mixed media on paper mounted on wood. 12" x 12"
LeBasse Projects
6023 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310.558.0200
contact@lebasseprojects.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

imagineNATIVE Poster

Here is the poster illustration I worked on for the 10th annual imagineNATIVE film festival. It was a very challenging project but I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with imagineNATIVE and Beehive Design. The festival opens from October 14th to 18th. Please visit here for more information about the show and please participate in the show if you are in the area as well! Many many thanks to Terry, Sage, and Kerry for giving me such a wonderful project to work on!

"the world she saw"
Mixed media and digital. 13.5" x 19"

Posters are now displayed at TTC Spadina and Queen. Please let me know if you get a chance to see them from other places! Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

AMMO Magazine

Many thanks to Dave from AMMO Magazine for featuring my work in their first issue. I received the magazine today and I just love how it turned out.

The featured artists in this issue are Aaron Miller / Al Murphy / Anke Weckmann / Camelia Dobrin / Christine Mann / Gemma Correll / Ill.Design / Jeffrey Bowman / Karo Knitter / Katari / Matt Pattinson / Messy Msxi / Mr Millerchip / Natalie Ratkovski / Rathinan Thaijareorn / Rod Hunt / Scott Pollard / Stephen Chan / Taylor White.

Please check more information about the magazine here. Thank you!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Softly Encompassing the Womb

Edwin Ushiro Solo Show Teaser from Modus Films on Vimeo.

I just wanted to guys let you know that Edwin Ushiro's solo show is coming up at LeBasse Projects in L.A. this weekend. He is one of the artists that I admire the most and his work is just mind-blowing!! I really wish I live in the area so that I could see the pieces in person... Congrats Edwin! All the best wishes from Canada!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

101!

I just realized this post marks 101th post! I totally missed 100th... Thank you for all the support and making time to visit my blog!

I just received the latest issue of Creative Quarterly (16). I think the book is out now, so please check out if you get a chance. I also got the message that my work got also accepted for CQ 17 as well! I think the book will be out in Winter.


It was fortunate to be in the magazine with my friend/ talented illustrator Juan Solon.

I also received a copy of Explore Magazine couple days ago. Here is how it looks with the article. Thank you so much for stopping by. More to come soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Modern Dog Magazine

This piece was done for Modern Dog Magazine. The article was about a lament of the short life span of dogs. I have a dog in Japan and I felt really fortunate to work on this project. Many thanks to Jennifer. It was a pleasure to work with you. More to come soon!

"to lost friends and fallen comrades"
Mixed media and digital. 8.5" x 5"

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for stopping by my table and took the time to talk to me at Fan Expo. It was such an amazing experience and I am definitely coming back next year!

I will be showing my work at Compound Gallery on September 3rd, so please check out the show if you are in the area. Thank you!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Textbook History

I will be participating in "Textbook History" at Compound Gallery in Portland. The opening reception is on September 3rd, 7 PM. Please check out the show if you are in town. Many many thanks to Matt for showcasing my work! Here is my contribution for the show:

"Musashi"
Mixed media on paper mounted on wood. 20" x 19.5"
Compound Gallery
107 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
503.796.2733
info@compoundgallery.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fan Expo Canada 2009

I will be participating in Fan Expo Canada 2009. The show runs for 3 days from August 28 - 30 th at the metro toronto convention centre. I will have some prints and buttons. I will be sharing a table with my friend Wesley Tsang. If you are in the area, please come out and say hi! Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

imagineNATIVE

imagineNATIVE is an international film festival in Toronto and celebrates the latest works by indigenous people on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to work on a poster illustration for them. I have been working with Beehive Design and it's been such an amazing experience working with them.

As part of the project, I was also asked to revise "Restoring what is lost" for postcards. Here is the image of how they look.


The festival opens from October 14 to 18. The poster will be a completely different image and I will post it when the project is completed. Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pictures from Show & Tell Gallery

Here are some images from the show at Show & Tell Gallery on the last Friday. Thank you so much for coming out for the show and I hope you had a good time as much as I did! Thank you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The kids Are Alright tomorrow!

The show "The Kids Are Alright" is tomorrow! If you are around the area, please join us for the opening reception at Show & Tell Gallery. The show opens at 7pm. Thank you!

Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

647.347.3316
info@showandtellgallery.com

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Kids Are Alright at Show & Tell Gallery

I will be participating in "The Kids Are Alright" show at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. The opening reception for the show is on Friday, August 14th from 7pm to 11pm. Please check out the show if you are in the area. Many thanks to Beau and Simon for making this happen! Here is my contribution for the show.

"I'm feeling you"
Mixed media on wood. 16"x 16"
Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

647.347.3316
info@showandtellgallery.com

Monday, July 27, 2009

Explore Magazine

This piece was done for Explore Magazine. The article was about climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. It was a very challenging subject but I enjoyed working on this project so much.

"El Capitan"
Mixed media and digital. 9"x 10"

Many thanks to Gary for giving me such an amazing project to work on! Thank you for stopping by. More to come soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Illusive 3

I just got information about Illusive 3 that the book will be released in September. There will be 200 illustrators showcased in the book and I am very pleased to be part of it. Many many thanks to Henni & Julian for featuring my work in the book! Please visit here for more information if you have a moment. Thank you!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

EYE WEEKLY

I have been working on multiple things and I think I have never worked this hard before...but it's been an amazing journey since the graduation and I would love to keep doing this forever!

Here is the roughs and the final that I worked on for EYE WEEKLY. The article was about moving. The deadline was super tight, so I was very nervous if I could finish it on time but I'm glad that I made it.



"my life in boxes"
Mixed media and digital. 6"x 4"

Many thanks to Bradley for giving me a great project to work on. The magazine is out now, so please get one if you get a chance! More to come soon. Thank you!