Sunday, January 28, 2007

Inspiration: Japanese packaging

I've always had a love for Japanese packaging- a huge inspiration and influence on my work. The well thought out design, color, and not to mention- incredibly cuteness- makes me want to buy it even if it contains lumps of coal inside. Above is a few boxes tacked up on my new corkboard.
This past summer, my brother bought me a few Japanese kids books when he was in Hong Kong. I have no idea what it says, but it does put a smile on my face.
Just this weekend, I found this in a chinatown candy shop. It was the character from the book! Inside are indivdually wrapped chocolates- each with a different character. The attention to detail is amazing. I am off to gobble up the chocolates (but saving all the wrappers.)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Illustration Friday-Super Hero

Its probably not surprising that I had a sketch of a chicken superhero for a while now in my sketchbook. Is the egg ammo disturbing? Like cartoon chickens eating sunnyside eggs for breakfast?!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Amazing Travel Fun for Kids on the Go

A lovely little surprise came this weekend: some samples of this travel Game kit for Kindermusik I illustrated for. Its so wonderful to see my artwork sprinkled throughout the kit. The design looks great, I am very happy with the way it came out.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Illustration Friday-Buzz

One of my favorite self-promotion pieces. It got me alot of "buzz!" (sorry, that was bad....)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

SFG: Fast Food

Over at Sugar Frosted Goodness, the week's challenge is "fast food." Ohh how I LOVE this topic! This is an oldie but a goodie. I love drawing food, restaurants, kitchens, etc. Perfect!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great holiday and all best for 2007! I've been bitten by the crafty bug, having the need to make all sorts of things. So many talented people out there inspiring me. I also took a few classes at Make Workshop, so I wanted to put my new skills to use. Here is my chicken stuffie (thanks to Geninne for the link to the pattern, check out her cute piggie!) How can I resist!?