So, I hadn't really been checking in on my Deviant Art page here for a while. This was in part because I was in an art slump, and hadn't made any new collages in quite some time. Leaving Japan and resettling in the US was a pretty big shock to the system, and I just now, after a full year, feel as though I'm getting my bearings back.
Just this past couple weeks, the paper bug had bitten me again, and I've started some collages. Finally finishing the color series I started ages ago, and been making little things like postcards and presents for friends. No huge projects, but in the year or so since I've been active, I feel like my eye has
I've been in my home in Japan about 1.5 years now, and I'm finally set up to be making art and transferring it to digital means. Got a scanner and Wacom tablet for Christmas, and I'm enjoying working on some old things that haven't been digitized before as well as new work in progress. Doing a lot of t-shirt designs for various competitions here in Japan. I don't think I'm gonna make it to the next round of the Uni Qlo contest, but Graniph just started theirs, so I'm looking into that too. Working on some writing too, so I guess production is up. Enjoy anything that comes along this way in the near future.
Random attack of voting solicitation! It is art related though!
I recently submitted a design for the Uni Qlo Grand Prix T-shirt contest here in Japan. I am psyched to have made it into the top 1000 designs, but the next step is up to you folks out there in the rest of the interwebs. Voting on designs is taking place now! Go to the Uni Qlo Grand Prix site (http://ut.uniqlo.com/utgp/#lang=ja) and start voting for the designs. Mine is a design called "End of Season", and you can see it first here:
My profile on the site is here: