he's very charming, isn't he?

It’s not a question of better or worse. The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you’re supposed to go up and down when you’re supposed to go down. When you’re supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you’re supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there’s no flow, stay still. If you resist the flow, everything dries up. If everything dries up, the world is darkness. ( Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle )
this isn't incredibly successful, but it's supposed to be Toru's view from the bottom of the well. i'll probably re-do it later.
I really loved the imagery of Toru viewing a half-moon when he looks up from the bottom of a well, as well as the complete darkness he experiences when May Kasahara covers the top of the well entirely.

playing with simpleanimationzz to make boring sketches (hopefully) a little more interesting. kind of relaxing!!



poster to promote Transit City
(bad quality scan :c a lot of the colour, especially from the bottom half of the image, has been completely loooooost. there were a lot more blues and purples in the face/helmet/background/spacesuit)

combatting the controversy that arose against Amy Chua's book (and methods of parenting in) Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the portrayal of Asian students in Western media.

haha i'm particularly pleased with how the STUDY HARD! book turned out and the purple of that keyboard (is that what you'd call a yummy purple?).

second version with (really terribly rendered) text.

really glad my watercolours are improving a bit! the past three years i've been so used to upping the colours of a painting in photoshop and then getting it printed since the colours in the original always look a bit dull and muddy. with my last two pieces i'm actually more pleased with the originals than the printed/photoshopped version! i've somehow managed to make the colours in my paintings more vibrant than before?
BUT i also realized that i reallyreallyREALLY need to work on backgrounds and type. both are terrible since i rarely do either. :I

also been drawing a lot of myself as a pkmn trainer. i'm actually reallyreally surprised with how much i love the new Gen (both the game and most of the new pkmn). i drew this right after i caught four solosis. my favourite solosis is TANK, but he's since evolved into reuniclus!!! so happy.
my team right now is made up of:
THEODORE ( oshawott who will NEVER BE ALLOWED TO EVOLVE. buddy, you're just too cute to evolve. )
ZIGGY (zebstrika)
CHARLIETWO (pansear)
mushi (munna)
GU WAK JAI (scrafty!! he evolved yesterday)
TANK (solosis)
currently have 7/8 badges. this is also the first time i've leveled up my team equally. they're all in the lvl 38-42 range, whereas previously i'd only have my starter and second pkmn (usually electric?) lvl'd up super high, and the rest of my team is in the 20s.
if you're playing the new Gen, let's swap friendcodes!! :D

website coming sooooooon~ keep them eyes peeled, comrades.