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Oct 27, 2010

Book Cover

9"x 14"/Mixed Media

A book cover that I did for one of my favorite book "The Elegance of the Hedgehog". Love this book! I'm not intelligence like the girl from this book, Paloma, but I feel connection with her. I guess my childhood was similar to her life.Even my mom told me that too.(My mom was reading this book in French at the same time in Japan. What a coincidence!!) And the Japanese gentle man Kakuro. He is so cool! Hope I illustrated the mood of the book well.

Oct 17, 2010

Quick Painting

A quick painting that I did the other day.
Mr. Rabbit at Whole Foods/ Mixed Media

Oct 1, 2010

A great artist gives me encouragement.

I went to Bil Donovan's lecture at Society of Illustrator. It was about the new book he wrote, called "Advanced Fashion Drawing". I was truly truly impressed by his lecture. He talked about some of the captures of the book and his passion for works. Everything that I was thinking and wondering for my art were actually in his talking. More importantly, I was really happy to actually know the presence of someone who could share the same perspective and passion of the illustration. That is something I was missing. It was very encouraging to myself and made me so happy for my decision of moving to New York.
Tonight I felt so deeply that I needed to come to New York. I was meant to come to New York.