Finished Design – Floating Sakura Book 2

If you’ve been following me, by now you know about the Floating Sakura Collection project I’ve been up to. We’ll let the others catch up, via the first post. In the meantime, I’m back with another update on the design of book 2… the artwork is done! AND, we finished putting together our first demo…

Pre-orders are Over! The Notebooks are Ready!

Good news! The pre-orders are now closed and we’ll have all the notebook orders printed up and ready to ship out by tomorrow! Anyone who wants one can still order them on the AnimeSpice webstore of course, as it is now a permanent store item. Thank you to all who picked up my 1st notebook!…

Sketch Update – Floating Sakura Book 2

As said in previous posts, I will be designing 4 notebooks for the Floating Sakura collection. My first notebook is complete and you can see it here. Today, I wanted to give a little sneak peak at the next notebook cover art. Check out some of the rough sketches below. Rough Sketch Cleaned Sketch This…

The AnimeSpice Art Book

2014 was my 10 year anniversary as an anime artist. It was exciting to realize I have been drawing in an anime-style for that long. And after participating in the SAKURA Exhibition, an art exhibition with over 100 Japanese artists which showed throughout Japan and California, I was really inspired to share all that I…

How NOT to be an anime artist

Don’t get me wrong. Being an anime artist can be fun and pretty rewarding when you get to admire your own creations. Anime is awesome and so many people, young and old, have become interested in learning how to draw anime. But if you can’t seem to figure out why your art is nowhere where…

Sketch Update – Floating Sakura Book 1

Hey there! In the last post, I mentioned my new project, the Floating Sakura Collection. It’s a series of notebooks inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms, water, and sweet anime girls in yukata.  I am currently drawing up the anime art for the front cover of the first notebook, one of four notebooks that will make…