Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Ballerina Nerd" + "Nerd in Black Shirt"

9x12, acrylic, charcoal and ink on canvas ~ for 'About Face' @ WWA Gallery, Opens 1.13.12

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ballerina Nerd

"Ballerina Nerd" charcoal on paper

nerds with glasses

buckteeth nerd

"buckteeth nerd" pencil on paper

Sunday, November 20, 2011

sweet streets paintings + opening 11.19.11

saturday night's sweet streets opening @ wwa gallery in culver city was amazing. a huge turnout and a spectacle of wonderful outfits, bows and unicorn horns. thanks to caro and the folks at wwa for putting on such a great show! x

"Girl with Round Glasses" and "Little Punky Girl" 18x24" acrylic, charcoal, and ink on canvas for sale @ WWA Gallery

my art with paintings by chikuwaemil

my original drawings

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Blossom River Girl" for Passion of the East Group Show

My new piece "Blossom River Girl" for the upcoming Passion of the East Group Show @ Go Gallery, Amsterdam,
presented by La Galerie Provocatrice and Wasteland Party

Passion of the East
A pre Wasteland - Amsterdam Art exhibition

Opening Friday, November 25th 2011, 19:00 - 23:00
@ GO Gallery, Prinsengracht 64, Amsterdam
Open: Wed – Sat 12:00-18:00 & Sun 13:00-17:00

On view until Saturday, December 31st 2011

From the 19th century, Japanese and oriental art became a source of inspiration for many Western artists known as Japonism and Orientalism. Artists were especially affected by the lack of perspective and shadow, the flat areas of strong color, the compositional freedom in placing the subject off-centre, with mostly a low diagonal axis to the background.

The influence of the art of Japan in terms of sensuality and passion depictions can be found from the traditional Japanese Shunga of the Edo period to the modern Ero Manga and Ecchi art which varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.

Presented by La Galerie Provocatrice, GO Gallery, and Wasteland Party, a contemporary Asian theme group show to celebrate the ‘Passion of the East’.

Featuring artists:
Yumiko Kayukawa
Japi Honoo
Pipsqueak was here!!!
Komiyama Houbou
Danni Shinya Luo
Rikki Kasso
Andrea Soto
Karen Hsiao
Wulan Mei Lina
Simon van der Weerd
Katsuhiko Brian Sato
Mr. Sittikorn Acharapornpen
Italia Ruotolo
Tansy Myer
Alexander Smith

Thursday, September 29, 2011

giraffe girl

giraffe girl, pencil on paper
working on coloring this....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Cute Illustration" Book

"Cute Illustration" book from Monsa has arrived and it is lovely! It is so cool to be included in this amazing group of artists. Thank you Eva and Monsa for your support! xx

"CUTE ILLUSTRATION! This fantastic book of illustration today includes a recompilation of work from twenty-eight international renowned artists. Some of those featured are Yosuke-Ueno, Fawn Gehweiler, Yumiko Kayukawa, Tado, Naoshi, Marcos Chin, etc., who have personally selected a few of their best works. The styles employed from illustration “Manga Kawaii” the illustration “naïf”, to the most primitive, from the highly personal to the intensely conceptual or simply expressive. All of them form part of the vanguard on today’s illustration scene."

* Purchase "Cute Illustration" here

*cover art by Yosuke Ueno

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

last night's drawings

charcoal pencil on paper. little tiny hats resting on top of wild manes of tousled hair, heads full of brains, big, watery, bulbous eyeballs, pillow lips, buck teeth with gaps, small shoulders, hunched backs... i love all of this

Sunday, September 4, 2011

soft faces

late night drawing with a sharp charcoal pencil

Thursday, September 1, 2011

paint box

still using my childhood watercolors....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

skinny girl

skinny girl, charcoal on paper

Saturday, August 27, 2011

cat show tomorrow!

cat show tomorrow, ink and pencil on paper

Friday, August 26, 2011

ink drawings

i love to draw with ink and smudge it with my fingers.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

circle girl

I think I'm going to color this one. Maybe a painting? Dark and brooding

** Thanks Altpick for today's Member Focus!

Friday, July 8, 2011

'star boobies' painting progress + sketches

i am slowly working on 'star boobies' - acrylic on wood. i'm busy with a bunch of projects lately so my personal work has been put on the backburner. soon enough - good to be busy though!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

magic piano

I was commissioned to paint a "magic piano" for a music video shoot alongside a children's string quartet.

Years ago I painted 3 AX-7's (keytars!) for the Shania Twain Up! Tour and this job brought back fond memories of that - a camping tent taking up my living room in Hoboken in the middle of winter, air hoses running out of my makeshift 'spray booth' to the cold, snowy night.

This piano was a pretty grueling job that devoured my living room for the last few days. I had to basically refinish this old brown Wurlitzer by sanding the entire piano down with my electric sander, priming and sealing it, breaking out the Dremel tool to sand and polish hinges, and then finally hand-painting and varnishing. Making my own stencils with photo frisket and cardboard really saved me on this job, due to the extreme time crunch. I think this turned out shiny, happy, magical - and I'm happy to have my living room back to normal now!

Friday, June 3, 2011

face in a box & yellow hair

i like drawing in thick black ink that soaks into the paper. fine tips, and extra sharp pencils. when stuck artistically it helps to pick up and draw with old favorites, like doodles from grade school - reviving that carefree feeling in your hand.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011