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Justice and Mercy artbook review

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

“Justice and Mercy” is a 120 page book compiling Min-Woo Hyung‘s artwork. Min-Woo Hyung is the creator of the manwha series “Priest” which was turned into a movie last year. I like Min-Woo Hyung’s style: his figures are very angular, and they kind of look like fashion models. I think his style would lend itself […]

Overkill by Tomer Hanuka

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

Overkill by Tomer Hanuka is a 104 page book compiling the illustrator’s work over the years. I really like the cover for this book, it’s hot pink book cloth with a debossed sticker, and some metal foil type on the back. It makes the book seem expensive. I generally like Tomer Hanuka’s artwork; the colors […]

Yuko Shimizu artbook

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Book Review | No Comments

I first discovered Yuko Shimizu about 5 years ago, leafing through a huge illustration book when I used to work in an ad agency. Incidentally, she also used to work in an ad agency in Japan, and in her 30s decided to study illustration in New York. Her story sort of inspired me to attempt […]

Kim Jung-Gi 2011 sketch collection

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Book Review | One Comment

Here’s an artbook I bought a month ago: Kim Jung-Gi 2011 sketch collection. I found out about the book and the artist in Parka’s blog (great artbook blog to check out) At $132, this is the most I’ve ever spent on a book and I don’t regret it. But more on the price later. This […]

Encouragement from Albert Dorne

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in inspiration | No Comments

Albert Dorne was an American illustrator from the 1930s-1960s. His life story is a classic rags to riches story and worth a read. I love his drawings / illustrations and I wish there was a book of his work for sale. Anyway, while searching online for his artwork, I found this advert for his Famous […]

My kid could paint that

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in News Articles | No Comments

I saw a documentary last week called “My kid could paint that”. It’s about Maria Olmstead, a 4 year old girl (at the time) who sold abstract paintings for thousands of dollars, thereby vindicating the millions of people out there who think a child could do abstract art. As the documentary progresses doubts are raised […]

Portfolio tips for mainstream comics

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in News Articles | No Comments

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been wondering how one goes about working on superhero comics for DC and Marvel. More out of curiosity than any concrete plans to work for them in the future…Although it would be fun to draw buff guys for a living :). Here are some handy portfolio tips from Marvel’s […]

Out for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in News | No Comments

I’m leaving New York for the holidays. What does it mean to you? It means I can’t fulfill any orders from my shop, so I’ve closed the shop down. In the next month, I’ll be working on redesigning the site. I’ll also work on my “Alien encounters” comic which I’ve been putting off since May. […]

My artwork in SVA email

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in News | No Comments

I received an email from the SVA mailing list today that features one of my illustrations. I signed a waiver last march allowing the school to use my artwork for promotional purposes. Didn’t think they would actually do it.

NYU holiday card

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in New art work, watercolors | No Comments

This past October, I got a job from NYU to do a watercolor for them. I’ve mostly done graphic design jobs in the past, and on one of those projects, I did a watercolor. Apparently, the card with the watercolor got a great response, and so they wanted me to do another watercolor for the […]