Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Return

Just a few images from yet another sketchbook. These are more than a year old...yeesh.

In Kansai (Umeda to Sannomiya)

On the plane back to NYC

Back in the city

A bit rusty, but trying to get back into the groove of things

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chemo Sucks

I've been busier than normal this month, but I've finally gotten around to uploading some more sketches.
These range from January to September 2010.  In that time, I had what was probably and hopefully will remain the most intense experiences of my life. The most intense being that I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and then had to spend a little over half a year doing chemo. My drawings slowed down considerably during this time, mostly because I was often to sick to go out, or because the residual pain from chemo made it hard to hold anything in my hand. Still, I did get some drawings in when I felt a little better.



Various things in Fukuoka

Grandfather and grandson on the way to Karatsu

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A new year in Fukuoka

On the train/subway in Fukuoka (2010)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Return to Kyushu

This post finishes yet another sketchbook of mine. The following sketches begin from my return to Japan and bring me around Kyushu with a short break in Tokyo for Design Festa.

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Tokyo 東京

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka (Hakata Station) 福岡(博多駅)

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Fukuoka 福岡

Somewhere along the way to Tosu 鳥栖へ行く途中

Cafe in Fukuoka 福岡のカフェ

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Summer's End

The end of my summer in New York. Next, is my return to Japan.


Taipei 台北

Taipei 台北

Friday, January 13, 2012

More odds and ends

Continuing from the last post, here are some more things that I had scanned but neglected to post.
The first sketch is from my NYC sketchbook in 2009, and the rest are postcards that I sent to some of my art buddies. The postcards were drawn on the train between Nakamozu and Izumigaoka on the Senboku-line while on the way to work.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Odds and ends

So, I'm back after a VERY long absence.

I don't want to spend a lot of time on why I haven't been posting, but I will say that one big reason was that I was battling cancer for most of 2010. ...I guess that's probably a bit shocking, but I've been in remission for the better part of a year.

Also, I moved back to the United States in 2011 and I think now I'm just starting to get back into my normal groove.


Despite all that, I haven't stopped drawing (though my output has definitely slowed down here and there).

それでもその間も絵を描くことは諦めなかった (描くペースはのろくなったけど)

Anyway, I won't bore you with my life story...On to the sketches!


I have a lot of catching up to do, so I'll be posting sketches starting from the last time I posted...which was 2009. At the time, I had gone to visit NYC from Japan for the summer. So here are a few more sketches from that sketchbook.

たくさん載せるべき絵があるけれどもとりあえず中断した時 (2009) からの続きです。下の絵は日本からNYCに夏休み旅行に行った時のスケッチです。

More sleeping people on the subway.

Boy standing while on the subway.

Trying to draw with water+ink. (水+インク)

Guy on his cell phone...I think.

This guy probably noticed me...

More ink + water (水+インク)