Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deforestation

Here's my very small attempt at raising awareness for deforestation. I was originally inspired by an elephant I met in India. He was probably happier than he seemed, but the knuckle brace and metal chains disturbed me. He had fantastic circular markings at the edge of his ears and along his trunk. I started thinking about where these design elements could be incorporated. Further more, I started thinking about the well beings of these incredible animals.

In this design, the tusks represent the trees that have been either cut down or died. The elephant is being eaten away by caterpillars just like the the forests of natural habits for countless animals are being invaded by the humans.

Despite the seemingly gloomy aspects of this design, the green leaf represents that there's hope and we can still make a difference.

T-shirt coming soon.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Computer Arts Projects

I had the pleasure of being featured in the December 2008 issue of Computer Arts Projects. This issue focused on Japanese influences among other Asian design aesthetics. I got to talk about the inspirations for my silly illustrations and design a skate deck!

It was quite the pleasure and extremely exciting so thank you, Computer Arts Projects!!


Monday, February 02, 2009

Na Zha the Rider

A tribute to the legend of Na Zha- a 7 year old boy who turned god after sacrificing himself in order to save his town. He was granted a magical spear and a pair of golden wheels that allow him to ride across the sky.

Nowadays, Na Zha lives in Hollywood and rides his golden fixed gear bike down Sunset Blvd. at night to protect and serve the hip and unhip.

Na Zha T-shirt coming soon!