Thursday, October 30, 2008

July in Tokyo

Some pictures from my Tokyo trip in July when I visited my grandmother's tombstone.

Picture above taken by my cousin Natsuhiko while we waited for the priests to finish the ceremony prior to ours. From left to right: Takio, Yuri, Naomi, me, Masako, and Haruhiko.

Washing the tombstone, leaving flowers, and burning some incense is the tradition here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Presentation of the Website

Below is the short and extremely crude stop motion video I made to show the creation of the online portfolio step by step.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fashion Illustration: Color + Medium

In the end of last year's November I was contacted by an editor at maomao Publications, Macarena San Martin. She asked if I was interested in participating in the last part of a book they were assembling called Essential Color in Fashion Illustration (title changed since then). She had seen my illustrations online and wanted to put four illustrations in the last section of the book reserved for alternative techniques. The process took almost a whole year, but I must emphasize that Macarena was always very attentious and explained everything carefully. Today I picked it up at the local Japan Post central agency since I wasn't home yesterday when the mailman came by.