December 28, 2008

Day 2

I spent my second and third days of work at Caricature Japan in Ikebukuro's Alta under ground shopping center. It was my first chance to work with Hironori Motohashi. He's also a really nice guy. I met him a few times during my training. you can see his work here. As for my own work, I'm usually pretty pleased with it at the time, but always feel I could have done more when looking back on the photos I took.

Also, since I spend so much time on the train recently, I've been sketching the other passengers when I'm not trying to take a nap. Since they usually don't know I'm drawing them they don't sit still, and they occasionally get off the train before I get a chance to finish. It does help pass the time though!

December 22, 2008

My First Day

As of yesterday, I'm officially an employee of Caricature-Japan. You can now see me listed among the artists on their artist profile page. You can also see a few digital examples I did of Japanese celebrities last week. You can see that page here.

I spent my first day working with Ryuiji Imada. He's really talented. This year he won first place for his Black and White Techinique and placed 8th overall. You can check out his blog at

Here is a quick sketch I did of him before we got busy.

Over the course of the day I drew around 10 people. Mostly children or couples. Sadly, children don't have as interesting faces as adults do., but I really enjoyed myself yesterday and the customers seemed happy too. It's a little difficult to juggle speed and quality while tryinng to entertain the customers in a foriegn language. I'll do my best to learn what I can from my co-workers since they are really good.

December 06, 2008

Mr. Tabata

This is a drawing I did for fun of Tomokazu Tabata. He has an incredibly unique style. His homepage is . I'm excited about checking out his gallery tomorrow in Tokyo. I'm hoping someday I can get my caricature done by him. I don't really know why I put his head on the body of a fish, but I do kinda like how it turned out.