Wednesday, August 13

Memories of Japan: the walk to Taiko

The taiko class I took last year.

They even gave me signed bachi sticks!!

I walked 2 miles to get to this class, my feet bloodied from wearing the wrong shoes, the instruction only given in Japanese, trying to keep up with 8 year olds -

but man, this experience changed my life.

I mean really, playing Kagura Wadaiko is a passion now.

The teacher was kind enough to even give me a shakuhachi flute and an instructional DVD!  So I can practice at home!!

Here are some low-quality shots from the long walk to the night class.



一方2マイルを歩いてかかれたし、足が血塗れたし(ブーツのせいで)日本語しか受け取れなかったし、他の生徒はとても上手な8歳子供いたし、。。。 最高経験!! 

星座風太鼓DVDと尺八をくれた。本当に感動したよ! いい機会だった

歩きながら写真を撮った (ちょっとNG)

Sunday, August 3

Guardians of the Galaxy / Thanos art




Here is a commissioned piece of Thanos I did a long time ago, I don't think I've ever posted it before.  Wasn't his design in the film so awesome???  It was spot on with the comics!!

yeah, this piece is really not very good - it's amazing to see how you progress as an artist over time.  Sometimes I hesitate to show sub-par work, but why worry about that stuff, right?  It's good for me to see the growth.

Josh Brolin did a really great job in the film, too - wish he was playing Batman!