Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tiny Accidental Hipsters - Goemon Twins

If you've ever spent any time around the Sunset, Richmond, or Chinatown district, you will often see these l'il vibrant, fashion mavens walking about in the wilderness with their grandparents. I often marvel at the clash in colors, kawaii-ness of their accessories, and the devil may care quality of their parents' choices.

I related this observation to a very talented poet/artist friend of mine, and she responded, "Oh, you mean like Tiny Accidental Hipsters?" And so a series was born that very night. You can find more of her brilliance and heartbreaking work at:

This series will feature all real clothes that I've seen and since it's unethical to have children do runways, this was the next best thing.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The so called Blush Response

Inspired by Rachael in Blade Runner. #bladerunner #voight-kampff #rachaelssong

Friday, March 6, 2015

There's No Place Like Gnome

I have a few people to thank for this latest snapshot of this fair city.

Sara Dosa, a very talented filmmaker, took the original picture in her neighborhood coming home from work. I could not resist the Exquisite Corpse impulse to draw a gnome and elf family into the proceedings.

Rostom D carries the credit of naming this piece when he saw it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

High Times

I found out that this is how I doodle when I'm under the influence. There's something very R Crumb-y about it. Anyhow, it was fun and funny to visit this world in my mind palace. Nothing like staring into a trippy abyss for a spell.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In the Wind

Here is the latest image from Cradle the Moon. I'm not even sure if it features in the story itself, but it's very much in the spirit of the story.

I struggled with it quite a bit, partially because of which angle and composition to choose, the color scheme, and playing with new custom brushes.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Head Movies

I was inspired by listening to Henry Rollins on Pete Holmes' Let's Make it Weird podcast. He was painting a very compelling self portrait of dealing with grief, anger, social anxiety disorder, and PTSD. It made me think about how we as human beings, for better or for worse, play the movies in our head over and over again. Replaying our darkness or light, depending on how we're chemically equipped, I have an increasing amount of empathy over the years for those who struggle with this ratio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Granny in the Sun

I decided to actually leave my abode yesterday to sit and watch the sunset while sketching and snacking. As I savored every bite and attempting to work on my story, I heard the scuffing of shoes to my left. As you will find in the Outer Sunset, Chinese grannies and grandpas will gather in a public spot to just enjoy each other's company or chill. In this case, this adorable woman was swinging her feet back and forth like a child at the edge of her seat. I don't know if I conveyed it properly, but it tickled me something fierce.

One of the things I do consciously and unconsciously in life is to look for the child in someone. For this little lady, her inner child shone clear as this beautiful sunlit day.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

It was the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami a few days ago and with the tragic news of Air Asia, I wanted to remember those we lost and also make a wish for the new year ahead...