More to the Story – Bad Business w/ Doki Doki crate

Hello there everyone, I just wanted to take the time mention another more personal reason as to why I started AnimeKoumi. As you know, I have been designing and creating stationery and gift items and featuring them in AnimeSpiceStore.com for years. This small business of mine started from a combination of my love for drawing…

Introducting AnimeKoumi!

If you’re new to the AnimeSpice Studios blog, a warm welcome to you! This is the blog where I share my progress and process on the various art projects I take on as an animator and anime artist. So far I’ve pursued the idea of creating some awesome notebooks with my local print shop (aka…

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…

Finished Design – Floating Sakura Book 1

Hello everyone! If you have been following me for the last few posts, you’ll most likely remember my project, Floating Sakura. For those who haven’t, here’s the gist: Being part anime artist and part graphic designer, I started a passion project to create engaging anime stationary that you can use at school or at home….

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…

Back to School! Anime Notebooks Designed by AnimeSpice

AnimeSpice here! It’s a brand new shiny year, and if you’re anything like how I was back in my school days, you’re probably dreading the return to class. Though I can’t stop or reverse time, unfortunately, I am already designing some interesting new items for 2016, some of which you could add to your new…

Welcome to AnimeSpice Studio!

Welcome to the AnimeSpice Studio blog space! My name is Marian, artist name, AnimeSpice. I’m an animator and designer who has been creating Japanese style cartoon artwork for the last 10+ years. Here, I would like to share some of my drawing process, progress on current projects, and lovely finished products designed by yours truly….