Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lock and Loll

A long overdue update.

I've been back in Japan for a little while now, working and getting a drawing or two in.
For some reason or another I've gotten busier than before, but not too busy that I'm not drawing anymore.

While I was in America, I filled my book with TONS of sketches, which was great.
For the most part I get most of my sketching done on the train, and since moving to a small town in the middle of Kyushu I hardly ride anymore. When I do ride the train, it's not one where I can see more than the back of someone's chair, much to my dismay.

So, I took every opportunity I could to fill the pages of my sketchbook while back in NYC. When I left I had just started a new sketchbook, and filled most of its 192pgs within three weeks. Ah, how I miss being able to sketch everyday on the train...

But I digress...

Here I am, to present you with new sketches from this book and more.

I've been thinking and racking my brain on what to do with this blog since coming back. My first step beyond what I've normally have been doing was to self-publish that book. Now, what's next?

Well, I would like to, and I believe that I should do more with this blog than just post my pictures with a thought or two.

When I first started this blog, I had thought I would be able to get some attention for my work and also connect with other subway sketchers like myself. I made a connection or two...but for the most part my plans fell apart in a big way and now I am here, posting by myself, and pretty distanced from the small group of sketchers that I was in contact with in the beginning. It is what it is, but I can't just let it be like that, can I?

So, here's what I would like to do. Make some promises, if not for anyone by my own self.

1. Update once a week no matter what. At least one sketch.
2. Write in Japanese in addition to English.
3. Respond to what few readers I have through these posts (FAQs, tutorials, etc.) In other words, give back to the community and people that support me more.

So, with that said, let's get started with this new, better direction for the blog.











1. せめて毎週1つのスケッチをはります。
2. 英語と日本語でも書きます。
3. 読者やファンの方に対してもっとこのブログから情報やサポートしていきたい。(よくある質問、チュートリアル)




Tosu bound-Kagoshima-line/鳥栖行き、鹿児島線

Taipei Airport/台北空港

Taipei Airport/台北空港 (Up until this point I forgot how fat Americans can be.日本人に慣れてきたので、アメリカ人はそんなに太っているのかとびっくりした。)

NYC- A-train


Shoko Haramura said...

Yes, let's get started with the new and better direction!! I like that:) And your Japanese wittting is awesome!

Ajani said...

Thanks a lot Shoko!
I feel like my writing could be better but it probably looks good because I always ask my girlfriend to check my writing. So, I have to thank her if it looks impressive.

Kris Wiltse said...

Thank you for your great sketches. And also for your thoughts on equipment. I just purchased a Kuretake brush pen and love it, so decided to try the Pentel brush pens to see how they compare. Haven't received them yet, but now can't wait to try them out!

Happy sketching!