Just photos over the years I want to use or reference maybe.
These are from Japantown and Chinatown in San Francisco from a journalism conference in Feb-March 2013 when I was on my previous college’s student paper as the photo editor. A lot of the shops had “No Photography” signs and I was short on time, so I didn’t get a lot of photos. The ones of Seattle were from the International Club field trip in 2012.
Also stressed out and wanted to look for some “kawaii” items and still focus on the medical side to otaku culture. There are a few studies I have to read through, but here’s the link to one done by the Research Ethics Committee of the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences in Hiroshima University – The Power of Kawaii: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
The Peace Pagoda in San Francisco’s “Nihonmachi”.
Some of the buildings and I think one of the street lamps described in “Donald Duk” in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Seattle’s International District/Chinatown back in 2012 when I went with the International Club.
The other thing I draw a lot of is mecha/robots. This is an older one I did awhile back in Photoshop.
This was another one, the body was turning out to be too cluttered, so I decided to focus on the head.
I prefer pencil work over digital, but I’m a horribly messy sketcher, so I’ve been working on my own work flow for pencil/CG art.
Also like making things glow and shine in Photoshop. Less eraser shavings.
Working with digital and traditional together. Trying to find my own balance of the two, but with my own personal style as an artist, but still based on anime cell-shade art.