Thursday, December 30, 2010

3x3 & Spectrum 17

Some of my illustrations were selected to appear in 3x3 and Spectrum17! I have recently received copies and I was totally amazed that there are so many talented and amazing artists out there. Please check out the books if you get a chance! Many thanks to everyone at 3x3 and Spectrum17. Thank you for reading and all the best for 2011!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Society of Illustrators 53

I have recently found out that two of my pieces were selected to appear in the Book and Editorial categories of the Society of Illustrators Annual 53! There will also be an exhibition held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from January 26 to February 19, 2011. Please check out more information here if you get a chance! A big thanks to everyone at SI! Thank you for reading!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Communication Arts Insights Interview

I have recently had a brief interview with insights at Communication Arts. Please check out my interview here if you get a chance. Many thanks to Sue and thank you for reading!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Runner's World

I'm sorry for the lack of updates... I was away from Canada and visited Japan for a month. The time passed so quickly, but it was really great to spend time with my family again. I miss them so much already!

This piece was done for the December issue of Runner's World. The article was about an accomplished runner who introduces her friends to the sport. Many thanks to Kory for the wonderful project to work on! Thank you for reading and more to come soon!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Interview: Computer Arts Projects

I have recently received a 6-page interview from Computer Arts Projects. It's for the October issue and it seems this issue finally made its way to Canada! It was such a fun interview, and many thanks to Nick, Garrick, Kirsten, and everyone at Computer Arts Projects! Please check out the magazine if you get a chance. Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Car and Driver

Here is a piece I have recently done for the November issue of Car and Driver Magazine. The article was about Car Designers Graded: The world's major car designers get their report cards. The schedule was really tight, but I'm glad that I was able to deliver the final on time! Many thanks to Darin for the wonderful project! Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wired Magazine

Here is the piece I have recently illustrated for the October issue of Wired Magazine. The article was about the book of revelation: How John of Patmos' nightmare spread like a virus - the most entertaining virus ever. It was a very complex piece (could be one of the most complex pieces I have ever worked on), but I enjoyed so much adding details to it. Thank you so much Alice for the fun project! And thank you for reading!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exploring the Void

Here is a piece I have recently illustrated for the October issue of Popular Mechanics. The article was about: The Extreme Environments Lab at the University of Minnesota is studying exactly how the minds and bodies of these extreme explorers, whether to the North Pole or outer space, are cut from a different mold than the rest of us more mundane adventurers. The knowledge may be used to select a perfect, psychologically sound crew for a mission to Mars. Many thanks to Peter. It was really great to work with you! Thank you for reading and more to come soon!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sweet Streets II

I was very fortunate to have been asked to contribute to the Sweet Streets II show at Gallery Nucleus. The theme for this show is inspired by the vibrant streets of Japan. Here are the pieces I submitted for the show:

"Twinkle Pop"
Mixed media on paper mounted on wood. 16" x 16"

"Infinite Dreams"
Mixed media on paper mounted on wood. 10" x 10"

Please check out the show if you are in the area! Many thanks to Joanna, Lin, and Caro for having me in this show! Thank you for reading!

Sweet Streets II
September 11, 2010 - October 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Sep 11, 7pm - 11pm
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
626.458.7477
info@gallerynucleus.com

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank you!

I would like to say many thanks to everyone who came by my table and say hi at Fanexpo! I hope you had a great time as much as I did. I hope to see you there again next year!

Friday, August 20, 2010

FANEXPO 2010

I will be participating in FANEXPO 2010. The show runs for 3 days from August 27 - 29 th at the metro toronto convention centre. Please check out more information here. If you in the area, please visit the event and come say hi!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Perfect Ride

Here is a two-page spread illustration I have recently done for Spirit Magazine (in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines). The article was about a 40 year old guy taking surfing lessons, catching a perfect ride for his first time. I really enjoyed working on a bigger scale and adding a lot of details. Many thanks to Brody! It's always great to work with wonderful art directors. Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a great summer!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Linger

Here is the book cover art I illustrated for 'Linger' by Maggie Stiefvater, published by Scholastic (Please check her website for more information about the book). This novel is a second sequel to 'Shiver' and the illustration needed to have a similar look to it, using only flat shapes and 3 colors. I was very nervous about this project at first, but I thought it would be a very interesting challenge to try something new and leave my comfort zone. Many thanks to Chris for this amazing project and it was really great working with you. Please check out the book when you get a chance! Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Listening to My Life

Here is the piece I have recently done for Paste magazine. The article was about a reflective autobiographical piece by the writer growing up, listening to the radio in his grandfather's home as a child. It was a great story to read, and I was very pleased to be able to take this assignment. Many thanks to Josh for such a wonderful project to work on! Thank you for reading, and more to come soon!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Göoo Magazine #9 / Utopia

I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute some of my work to Göoo Magazine #9 / Utopia. The latest issue is available now. Please check out more information here when you get a chance! Many thanks to everyone at Göoo!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Crazy 4 Cult

I was very fortunate to have been asked to contribute to the Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. I recieved a list of cult films to choose a theme from, and the film I selected was 'JAWS'. The opening reception for the show is friday, July 9th, 7-10pm. Please check out the show if you are in the area! Thank you for reading!

"He is the water"
Mixed media on paper mounted on wood. 16" x 20"

Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323.937.7088
gallery1988@aol.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Applied Arts Illustration Awards 2010

I have recently received a copy of Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards 2010. "To Lost Friends and Fallen Comrades" was selected to appear in this issue. Thank you so much judges and everyone at Applied Arts! Thanks for reading!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Attacked by grizzly / Living with danger

These images were also done for Outdoor Canada. The articles were about a grizzly bear attack and living with danger: when you fish and hunt, making friends with danger is part of the bargain. It was such a wonderful project to work on and I felt very fortunate to be able to take part of it. Thank you for reading. More to come soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Almost Drowned

Here is another piece I did for Outdoor Canada. The article was about drowning: One minute someone's in the boat, the next he's gone. Fishing's biggest fear. A couple more pieces for this issue will be posted soon. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Struck by lightning

Here is a piece I have recently worked on for the June issue of Outdoor Canada. The main feature in this issue is "the ultimate danger guide": An exclusive manual on mishap, menace, mayhem, and more in the outdoors. The article for this piece was about "How many times can one angler survive an electrifying run-in with lightning?" Many thanks to Sandra - it was such an amazing project to work on! Thank you for reading and more pieces for this issue will be posted soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51

I am sorry for the lack of updates... Fortunately, I have been working on multiple projects and did not have the chance to update my blog... There will be a lot of updates next month! It seems Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51 is out now! Please check out the magazine if you get a chance! Thank you for checking. More to come soon!

Monday, April 19, 2010

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

This piece was created for the April issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine. The article was about different approaches to retirement plan assets for those who are leaving their jobs or nearing retirement. The ideas for this image are being very cautious and saving their assets. I really enjoyed working on this project and many thanks to SooJin Buzelli! Thank you for reading!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shadowed by Coyotes

This piece was done for the spring issue of Modern Dog Magazine. The article was about urban and rural coyotes, and the dangers they pose to dogs. Thank you so much again Jennifer for the wonderful project! Thank you for reading!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CMYK 46 Illustration Showcase

The latest issue of CMYK 46 is now available in bookstores. Fortunately, my piece "Confusion" was selected to appear on this issue. Thank you again judges and everyone at CMYK! Thanks for reading and more to come soon!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home

Edwin Ushiro's solo exhibition is coming up this Wednesday at Sloan Fine Art in New York. I really wish I could see his work in person... His work is truly amazing and you do not want to miss it if you are in the area!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Education Through Media

This piece was created for Education Through Media. I really enjoyed working on it and many thanks to Jeffrey for the great project to work on!

One more news: I have recently received a message that my work has been selected to appear in the the 2010 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards. Thank you so much judges and everyone at Applied Arts! Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 8, 2010

DigitalArts Magazine

I have recently done a tutorial for DigitalArts Magazine. This is an European magazine and it seems their one of the latest issues has finally been released here in Canada. Thank you for reading and more to come soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51

The illustration I did for Modern Dog Magazine (the article about a lament of the short life span of dogs) has been selected to appear in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51. Thank you!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loftwork banner

I have recently worked with loftwork for their calendar project. Unfortunately, the final product was shipped to my japanese address and I have not seen it in person. My part was February and it has also been displayed as a banner for both www.loftwork.jp and www.loftwork.com. Thank you so much everyone at loftwork for the wonderful project!


Monday, February 15, 2010

RBC Dexia Magazine

This image was done for RBC Dexia Magazine. I was very fortunate to be assigned to work on their first issue. The article was about new technical background proposals on UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities / governed by a European Union directive) IV could increase market costs and lead to further consolidation of UCITS Management Companies. Many thanks to Nancy and Stefan for the wonderful project! More to come soon...