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!
Here’s a process gif of the Dhio tarot card from yesterday! I’ve been really trying to/meaning to delve into better design in my illustrations. If you are also interested in those things, Kali Ciesemier (kalidraws) has some great articles on her blog about composition and subdivision!
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.
Hey guys! The Benign Kingdom Spring 2013 kickstarter only has a few hours left! If it reaches $50K, Evan, Becky, KC, and myself will do a fresh new jam poster that will be sent to everyone who receives a physical shipment! Also this group of artists is so rad, you guys. I’ve seen these books and they are gorgeous.
I’ve been looking at a bunch of traditional tattoo flash lately. There’s some neat stuff going on you don’t see many other places, like that stark black shading that doesn’t really imply form but gives contrast and design. I’d like to mess around more with stuff like this, gotta learn to assimilate more heavy darks into my usual art.
Me n’ My Roommates as Drinks. Pen drawings, photoshop color.
So Ananth and Lela and Evan and myself went to a restaurant that served non-alcoholic cocktails last week and it was noted that Ananth and I serendipitously ordered drinks that described us, haha. Ananth got a virgin Dark and Stormy (Dark and Calm) and I got a virgin Salty Dog (Salty Cat.) So then I drew us as our drinks and Lela as her favorite drink and Evan (who does not like cocktails) as his.
AND HEY, YOU CAN MEET ALL OF US THIS WEEKEND AT SPX!! Evan and Lela will be at F-11 and Ananth and I will be at F-14!