I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Maya learned that winking is what cute girls will do, because cute characters from Japanese animation often do winking. But when she wink, one eye closes and the other eye becomes very thin. She asks me "Am I cute?" I answer, "Yes, you look really cute!" But she looks really funny!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Creative Process

I love creating stories, as well as images. Creative process is quite interesting, when I think of it. I don't work hard to create stories. When I come up with some characters, I place them on a small stage-like place in my mind and leave them there for a while. I wait until they make a story by themselves. I feel like I'm just watching them how they act. If I force them to act, it doesn't go good. Patiently, I just need to let them create a story. Then what I do is to sketch them on paper.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


In San Francisco, there are so many flowers blooming even in winter. Especially in Golden Gate Park. Among them, the most outstanding one is Magnolia. Large and white flowers are so beautiful. The tree is relatively thin in relationship with the size of its flowers and buds. But it looks light like snow. She must be the queen of winter flowers.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Maya's Dog, Lady

Maya's dream is to take a walk with her own dog. But we have two cats at home, so it won't come true for a while.
She got a stuffed animal dog, Lady (from Lady & the Tramp) from Santa last Christmas. Since them Lady is her dog. Lady is treated differently from rest of her dolls. She has her own bed and bowl. The other day, she tied a rope on her collar and went to take a walk outside, though she doesn't walk... Maya made her dream come true!