I made this little Mary a few weeks ago for a friend.
It was carved out of a pencil that Max & I used for our project.
I believe tools we used while creating art receive massive amount of energy.
So this pencil wasn’t just an ordinary pencil but it contains lots of positive, creative and joyful energy.
Hopefully this Mary will bring lots of love & peace to our friend.
We did a book cover for Museyon Guides, “Art + Travel (Europe).”
They just sent us the book and it is amazing. Printed beautifully and so inspiring.
Luckily we are off to Holland in 2 weeks that I will definitely use this guide book to immerse myself with art while I’m there. If you’re planning to travel to Europe, this is a really nice guide book to pick up.
They have other series like “Film + Travel” and “Music + Travel”. These books make you want to travel all the time.
Jodi & Kota’s baby shower was the best one ever!
Since babies can only see black & white, Jodi decided to create a mural in monochrome. (with a little bit of red and gold!)
The theme was “animals”, I know- I LOVE TO DRAW CUTE ANIMALS!
As you can see from the image, I got too excited and kept drawing. ( I should have slowed down.)
Although I kept telling myself to slow down, I couldn’t. I was having too much fun.
My friend Katie brought a DVD of Pablo Picasso drawing and it was too inspiring. All I wanted to do was to draw.
I hope to watch the DVD soon.
I met Jodi and Katie after college when we all studied at Dalvero Academy for drawings. We used to go to locations and reportage all the time. Now I feel rather stuck in commercial world and only draw cute characters. I should try to wrap up the year of 2008 with some reportage drawings. (That will be my goal!)
Thank you Jodi and Kota for having me there.
I will meet you soon, Juna Koko!
Finally finished the Forensic Lab that will be in our film!
The empty shelf to the side will have tons of formaldehyde like below
….? How come some pickles and gold fish are sneaking in there?
Ok, let’s get to the details
Soda can, paper & pencil, ashtray with cigarettes and a tissue box (and a mug hiden)
More formaldehyde. (Including a little pig)
Blood swab, test tubes and a computer.
Even a mouse! Is it going to get caught?
Finger print analysis.
Remaining clothing in zip lock bags.
A bulletin board of Zodiac Killer.
Everybody needs to be organized!
I bet many people are wondering how small this set is, so here is the picture of me holding a soda can.
small post it & pencil to the left and real version on the right.
These are props for a forensic scientist.
I’ve always loved the story “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” It’s a cute little story of how elves made shoes overnight for the poor shoemaker.
As I was building these shoes for our upcoming film, “Something Left, Something Taken”, I was seriously wishing that elves will finish all these by next morning.
Well, keep wishing. I had to finish them.
I put my shoes (size female 5) to the left so you can compare the size.
Now you can really see the size.
Also, we did another voice over session with Erin and Kyle last weekend.
Still revising here and there with the writing and animatic.
Erin’s been a great all-around sound designer/musician through out! THANKS!
They Might Be Giant’s article was in The New York Times on August 24th.
See the very top left?
That is a still from “Davy Crockett in Outer Space” music video that we made for them!
My hands are in the Times! Hooray!
I’ve been teaching animation classes at Parsons The New School of Design’s Pre-college department.
It’s usually once a week on Saturdays for Fall and Spring semesters but Summer is different!
First, it was “Summer Intensive Studies” for high school Juniors and Seniors from all over the world.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:00 everyday. Plus editing films and preparing. So It ended up being full time job for 4 weeks. Learned a lot from this experience, and I really enjoyed the intensity of this class. We got to do tons of field trips like watching Wall-E, visiting the Museum of Moving Image, and visiting Nick Jr Studio. Also had 2 wonderful guest speakers, clay-animator Andy Kennedy and theater actor, Tim McDonough.
Here are some students’ final projects.
By Denise Rivas
By Lizzie Marks
By Jasper Johnson and Arvind Menon
By Olivia Pellicer
Then after 1 week of “vacation,” I had to teach Summer Academy for middle school students for 2 weeks. Here are some students final projects.
By Arielle Friedman, Maddie Kasemichael & Ali Soong
By Zac Mau & Will Tavlin
Great job students! Now I have 1.5 months off until the Fall semester to concentrate on my “real job”!!
If you want to check out more animations from the summer course and also from the previous Fall and Spring semester, check out Parsons Animation account on Youtube!by
We just finished illustrating/designing a 12 page booklet for Child Abuse Prevention Services.
The audience is 2nd and 3rd graders, so we tried to make the book as fun as possible while still being informative.
Bella the Bunny and Fargo the Fox will teach kids “what is ok” and “what’s not” in their daily lives.
You can check more illustrations here