Okay fine...

I give in.

Let me retreat myself back to the internet world,
and show you all my works:

But to begin with,
I just got an e-mail from Anna M.!
She is a wonderful and sweet lady who has commissioned me to make 2, 8"x10" art work for her 2 year old daughter.
So what do I draw?

A flying pig and sheep of course!

Here they are:

Both done by gouache, but the pig was altered just a tad with Photoshop.

The assignment for this was
 2, 8"x10" images, appropriate for a 2 year old daughter for her room decorated mainly in pink and green.


bunny ABC

I haven't updated in SOOOO long!

So, I'm going to upload a drawing...that I did a year ago. But good nonetheless!

 more will be posted soon...

Seriously, how do people update their blogs/websites so frequently? I need an assistant...


So, for Concepts....

"Because I Fell and Scraped My Knee"


It was a long long process of me drawing and coloring... but alas, I'm done with it!

9 spreads in total. I haven't drawn end pages, but I might not have to with this book just because they're almost appropriate for card-board book. Hmm... Although I don't like that idea because in my mind card-board books are kinda... geared toward younger audience that I intend the book to be for.

I'll show you the first couple of pages, and I am planning on printing them awesome quality and hand bind them for Art Market, so if you like the story, shop-away! Woohoo

Hope you liked them! :)

Genie the Giraffe - finals

Yayyy so I finished some! Check it!

This is what the cover looks like...:

The writing for the title "Genie the Giraffe" and the little window for Genie is actually open so when you open it, you see this...

I printed the mock-up at Kinko's and the images came out a little more saturated, but fortunately (?) my class liked it more saturated. So I suppose I should be more confident with the colors I choose and brighten them up a tad more. We'll see.

Here's a little snip-it on the first page. Mind you, It's a pop-up so Genie's head is supposed to raise up when you open the book.

Critique away my friends!



So upon suggestions from friends, I decided to continue my doodling of my daily outfit, into digital!

Check out my other blog: http://mikanlife.blogspot.com/ if you want to see it!

I just started it today so there's only one outfit, but by tomorrow there would be TWO! (if all goes as planned that is).

I will be doing both "indoors" and "outdoors" drawing.

Here's a sample:

Indoors -
so if you like it, come check it! :)

New Story!

Hello hello,
So. Illustrated Book.
I finally decided instead of continuing my work with "On the Way to School," I am going to start a whole new book called "Genie the Giraffe."

This is Genie:

A special kind of giraffe called Superlongoneckaraffe and that means that she has an exceptionally long neck. With that neck, she noses around other animals' business at the zoo.


The class decided the red Genie is the best. And with Jamie's suggestion, I'm going to use the purple Genie for a night scene. 

I want to make the story a pup-up, but with the limited time, I'm gearing toward the slide/interactive book. 

We'll see how it goes. 

Some color scheme studies:

Class decided on the one at the very left.

Any feed back would be great!


children's book...now in color!

So with Nick's help, I finally got my "On the Way to School" to be in color!
I'm not quite done with them, but I'm going to start inking up my other ones tonight.
Snow's crazy, but it's really pumpin me up to do more work. woot!

Check it all.

Suggestions or critiques are welcome.