猫娘、描きました。 for A GROUP SHOW, "YOKAI: The horror of Shigeru Mizuki" Tribute Art Show" at QPOP in DOWN TOWN LITTLE TOKYO Show date: Feb 27th - March 20th Opening Receiption: Feb 27th , 7pm-10pm Place: QPOP 319 E 2nd st. #121 LA, CA 90012
This show is about my new project "Marilla Blue" (picture book), and it's behind story,
how it has build in long time in my head ( still i am building up),
since I made "BLUE AND ORANGE", an animation shortas a sophomore project at Calarts in 2002-3.
I hope you can feel my Blue and Orange and infinity and beyond,,,
Marilla was a beautiful blue.
Not quite the blue when the sky is in a good mood.
Not quite the blue when the ocean is in a kind mood.
It is Marilla’s blue.
A different blue whenever you see it.
It is Marilla’s blue....
excerpt from "MARILLA BLUE"
Created by Mari Inukai
Story by Ayako Fujitani
English Translation by Ayako Fujitani and Sena Inukai
"I AM WAITING FOR..."
"BLUE AND ORANGE"
Even though I love to do animation, I had felt my limitation to be able to do "something"with "traditional animation", so I was trying to figure out what I can do and I love to do most, with the tool "animation", and while in my struggle time, which opened up my eyes, head and mind to be able to create "something" only I can do.
"SWIFTY AND BANGIRAS" "SHIAWASE NO KAKERA/PIECE OF HOPE" GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025(310) 445-9276
so, i think i had pretty crazy time this year of 2012,,, well as usual i have been a kind of a drama queen,,(just let me be an unusual). i had a pretty big surgery, changed my job, directed an 2d+3d animated commercial for first time ever, illustrated a children book, curated a first and last group art show for sena, and had great time with friends a~nd some dramas in my personal life....anyway, here is the last post in 2012,
i wish everyone happy holidays and happy new year!
and if you have time,,, please check out Giant Robot and GR2, while in your break time with your family and friends,,it is fun to go there, and try some new Asian foods all around GR, i tried some,, yummy! i love around there!
here is OBAKEMAN GID VERSION from SEKAISEIFUKUDAN, now available at Giant Robot and GR2! (did i tell you obake means ghost in japanese..?)
and a free mini print, (8''x5'') with a purchase of obakeman while the show PRINTED MATTER/ A SHOW OF MULTIPLES which happens now. (^_^)
and my print, torotoromarillaz III, 'for the show, please contact Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 for detail, and inquiries.
I started activate really early morning today, well it is habit I wake up around 6 am everyday,
but I went to bed around 2 am last night, so I just slept 4 hours,
and made my coffee, and then I started working on customizing an Ugly doll,
and after that it happened.
right after I started feeling awake,
I needed to do was making a serious pitch pack,
wow, I have been just working as a graphic designer, for more than 2years, and so my head and eyes were like seriously (@__@) kind of look like this, you know.
and then I tried working on, it was exciting time yet I was not so fast to get in the world, a lot of thinking, more like too much thinking, and then I was not able to visualize anything cool,, and so I asked Sena, and she woke me up! (she is talented, yeah you know, her idea was really fresh and cool and so I got jealous serious, am I bad?)
and I started visualizing,,, took so long time...to come up with the idea, but while I started enjoying it, I needed to stop, in order to fix weird look from my videos, I needed to look for old files and tried to fix, but somehow I was not able to do so, it was around 4pm.
and then I finished up making first base for the Ugly doll, and then put the first graze on a painting which I am working on so long time yet not finish.
Custom Ugly doll for GR Comi-con special event
now it is dry and I finished blog, so I will paint.
oh while I was doing that, I finished new tshirt design, which will be exclusive at Giant Robot,
UCHU-SEIFUKU on progress
sena got a part time job for first time ever at japanese toy store, she will ride bicycle so I want make the nekomitaina space suit helmet as real bike helmet.