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Sep 24 '13

WELP WE MADE A TOO KAWAII TO LIVE HOODIE

Due to popular demand, this dude has arrived in our Topatoco store!!  It is also available as a print and as a tee on both teal and silver!!!

Enjoy~

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Apr 21 '13
2 Kawaii 4 U process gif. (final illustration, as print, as tee)

Still in Japan for a few more days,  but I put this together right before I left so I’m gonna post it now for you guys!
Here’s the Kawaii design, from initial concept to sketch, color mockup, and finished design.  I’m really glad it resonated with people!  The number of people who stated a desire to get it as a tattoo was astounding (which I’m cool with by the way, please send me photos if you get it done!)  Anyway, thanks guys!

2 Kawaii 4 U process gif. (final illustration, as print, as tee)

Still in Japan for a few more days, but I put this together right before I left so I’m gonna post it now for you guys!

Here’s the Kawaii design, from initial concept to sketch, color mockup, and finished design.  I’m really glad it resonated with people!  The number of people who stated a desire to get it as a tattoo was astounding (which I’m cool with by the way, please send me photos if you get it done!)  Anyway, thanks guys!

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Mar 20 '13
2 Kawaii 4 U
Omigosh I can finally share this!  At SPX last year I was asked to draw something including the words “TOO KAWAII TO LIVE, TOO SUGOI TO DIE.”  Afterwards, Ananth and I asked if we could elaborate on the sketch and make it into some sorta design and then I did.
This is now available as both a tee and a print over at Topatoco if you’re interested!  And there’s the rest of our store at Topatoco as well.

2 Kawaii 4 U

Omigosh I can finally share this!  At SPX last year I was asked to draw something including the words TOO KAWAII TO LIVE, TOO SUGOI TO DIE.”  Afterwards, Ananth and I asked if we could elaborate on the sketch and make it into some sorta design and then I did.

This is now available as both a tee and a print over at Topatoco if you’re interested!  And there’s the rest of our store at Topatoco as well.

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May 27 '11

answerin’ a question about anime-stylin’

brikit asked:
I know that a lot of artists who were into anime as a kid and teenager feel a lot of regret about liking and drawing so much anime when they were younger. Personally, I caught a lot of crap from my professors for drawing “too anime-y” (even though my style was evolving and growing away from that!) because that was all they’d see in my art because they’d known me for so long. But I don’t regret or cringe at my old obsession with anime. If I hadn’t drawn anime, I wouldn’t be the artist I am now, and wouldn’t have had any confidence in art (which I really needed in high school, haha).

I guess the point of my question is do you feel any regret for liking/drawing anime stuff?

I grew up watching Japanese cartoons (although the word “anime” wouldn’t be properly imported into the lexicon for several years).  Some of my earliest childhood memories are of watching Anpanman and Doraemon and Dragonball.  It’s not something that I’m ashamed of; it’s an integral part of my childhood, and in some strange ways, has helped to form my adult self.

Ha ha yeah, I also got flack from professors for being too derivative.  And I have moved away from an anime style as I’ve discovered new things— but in that way, my style will probably never be static.  I keep on finding things that I’d like to dabble in and riff on and emulate.  It should be the same with all artists.

I will say this: drawing in an anime-influenced style is not something to overcome.  It’s something to be assimilated into everything else you’ve learned.  There is more to the anime “house style” than big eyes and small mouths.  There’s insight into storytelling and character that is (thankfully) now being integrated into western comics.  Everything has something to teach!

And jeez, I STILL like anime.  I own craptons of manga and still watch anime.

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