Thursday, September 17, 2009

welcome (illustration friday)

Illustration Friday time!
A welcoming treat

Actually. I just wanted to illustrate a peanut butter + jelly sandwich :D

I had my first PBJ sandwich just yesterday (if you can believe it). I don't know why I waited 22 years to try it, but it probably has something to do with growing up with parents that weren't born/raised in Western culture.

According to Wikipedia, "A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 1,500 of the sandwiches before graduating from high school."

I've eaten a total of 3!

After doing finishing image, I suddenly had an urge to try and illustrate other kinds of sandwiches... If I do, the next one will probably be a BLT!

Friday, September 11, 2009

strong (illustration friday)

This week's Illustration Friday!
strong smells make my brain hurt

I have a sensitive nose... so whenever I smell something (most commonly perfume), my nose starts to sting, then it goes up my sinus, in behind the eyes, then throbs my brain

the original measures 3.5 inch x 2.25 inch

Sunday, September 06, 2009

being back, updates and robots

So I'm back from Hawaii.
I've got to say, I miss it. At first I was skeptical because it felt overrated, but once I got there and saw how nice it was, I gave in. It was also my first time at a tropical place so it was pretty fun.
I got pretty badly sunburnt, but I look forward to going there again (sometime in the distant future).

I also updated my website a bit. I changed the "Miki Sato" image to a more fitting typeface to match everything else. There's also the "Wrapped" image I did for Illustration Friday.

And another thing.
The ladybug drawing I did for my dad a while back has been put into production, and being sold in Japan!

It's a small robot made by my dad with his company JS Robotics. You can program without using a computer, uses the bristles of toothbrushes for it's "legs" and also uses the vibration mechanics in cellphones to move along.

If anyone's interested, there's a video of him talking about it (in Japanese) on Youtube:

You can program the thing to play sumo with others, make music with light sensors that are underneath the robot and such and such. They were created with children in mind, and I believe he's doing a summer school type activity where he teaches how to use it.

I'll also be illustrating other types of bugs for him as he expands on this robot series more (like ants, fireflies, etc).

phew... lots of stuff in this entry...