Wednesday, January 31, 2007

the faery

"And we? Envy?"

The words coming to me did not make sense.

"Is a chew? Atchoo? Can a bee, Houston?"

The sounds he made hurt my ears. At that moment, I wished to be sleeping in Speck's arms again. He knelt on the damp grass and spread out his arms as if he expected me to run to him. But I was confused and did not know if he meant me harm, so I turned and sprinted, as fast as I could go. The monstrous gargle from his throat followed me deep into the forest until, as suddenly, the strange words stopped, yet I kept running all the way home.

Aniday(Henry Day)'s encounter with his father.

from The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

color pencils, paper, photography, digital print


Monday, January 29, 2007

the hybrid theory

been working on this topic for a long time now. don't seem to be able to get it right. haven't given up yet, will try a few more.

color pencil, paper, photography, digital print


die manequin

stripped, watched, used, and discarded.


Sunday, January 28, 2007


Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's form or structure through cell growth and differentiation. Some insects, amphibians, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms and tunicates undergo metamorphosis, which is usually (but not always) accompanied by a change of habitat or behaviour.

mixed media


Saturday, January 27, 2007

little red riding hood

Illustration Friday:Red
here's my submission to this week's topic. when i read this week's topic little red riding hood came to my mind immediately, although i thought it's a bit of a cliché.

once again, i'm loving color pencils.

mixed media


Friday, January 26, 2007

the small works

one of my drawings was accepted to the Small Works again. check out the website HERE for the details about the show.


Sunday, January 21, 2007


another study for a project. color pencils on paper. need to find a little desaturated, neutral colors.


Saturday, January 20, 2007


i lost my pencil case, full of expensive pens and brush pens of my favorite colors, my adorable pencil sharpener, my 10 year old mechanical pencil and everything else. all i had left was a small bag of a few color pencils. and i was able to rediscover this wonderful medium, color pencils and how i enjoyed it.

mixed media


Friday, January 19, 2007

o super man: the freak show

Illustration Friday: super hero
it's a bit of an old drawing, but when i saw this week's topic, i immidiately remembered it. it's one of a series called the freak show.

pen, paper, photography, digital print


Tuesday, January 09, 2007


having to wake up very early tomorrow, i went to bed early and fell asleep in about 30 minutes, which was miraculously fast for me - it usually takes more than an hour to fall asleep. but, as always and very well expected, woke up at around midnight and can't go back to sleep. so here i'm sitting in front of my computer in the middle of the night typing and posting all kinds of bs on this blog and that. now i'm thinking about boiling some eggs and eating them, which is strictly against the doctor's warning. well, i have to because when i eat something, my stomach becomes the major spender of blood and in the meanwhile my brain feels sleepy and in some cases i can fall asleep, in my humble theory.

fine point felt pen on paper


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Osmia Equinus

The horsefaced bee was commonly found in sounthern Japan until 18th century when europeans started collecting them and the mass capture eventually resulted in extinction of the entire species. They are related to Osmia cornifrons, a widely used commercial species used to pollinate apples. Unlike the small cousin Osmia cornifrons, the Osmia equinus grows up to 8 inches long and has an abnormally huge abdomen that houses a dangerous sting that can kill a small rodent. Unlike other common bee species, the sting comes out of the victim easily and is re-usable.

Illustration Friday: Buzz
it's a drawing of a bee, a monstrous one.

fine point felt pen, photography, digital print.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Auris Cirratalia

A very rare suborder of Octopoda, Auris cirratalia is an ancient octopus with radically different body structure. Ranging from 1 to 3 inches in length, they don't have hard shells like the nautilus, but the outer skin is much harder than that of a typical octopus. The outer skin wraps around the whole body like armor and the arms and other organs are exposed through the gap in the wrap. Another interesting development in Auris cirratalia is the two very long arms that are similar to elongated tentacles of squids, which are nonexistent in octopuses. The name, Auris cirratalia comes from the fact that the body resembles a human ear.

pen, paper, photography, digital print


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pera Debelius

Also known as the pouch shrimp or mango shrimp, Pera debelius is an arthropod that is indigenous to the indo-pacific. They are known for their over-grown belly, up to two inches high, containing large amount of semen and reproductive organs. Their reproductive organs also contain special protein that is toxic and smells bad to most predators, protecting them especially during the summer mating season.

pen, photographs, digital print