5/10/2019

My friend made this rice pudding. So good! 🙂
Love her!!!
ライスプデイング!作ったのお家まで届けに来てくれた!
めっちゃ美味しい!優し過ぎる。
シナモン、いっぱい掛けちゃった。

5/2/2019

My friend’s dog! He likes me. How lucky I am! 🙂
お友達のワンコ。ミートボールに好かれて嬉しい!
人でも動物でも、嫌われるより、好かれたい。 🙂
嫌われることは、最も恐怖だけれど、
嫌われても、大丈夫でいられる強いココロが欲しい。

4/27/2019

Illustration for hospital in Japan
テントウムシが肩に止まると、
病気が治るそう。
4つばのクローバーいっぱい。
病気で辛い人の体も心も、
早く良くなることを願って描きました。

4/20/2019

Easter at Sports Complex in Huntington Beach.
エッグハントやアクテイビテイーのブース、
ステージでは音楽、食べ物のブースもあって賑やか。
私は、アートセンターのブースのお手伝いへ。
毎年の楽しみです。

 

 

 

 

4/19/2019

The practice of strawberries.

イラストを描くのに、イチゴの練習。
食べることが好きだし、ケーキやアイスクリームが好きだから、
ついついそういう物が描きたくなる。
イチゴパフェの絵を下書きで描いたけれど、
病院へ送るイラストなので、糖尿病の患者さんが食べたくなったらダメなので
見送ることに。また仕上げます!

4/15/2019

Illustration for hospital in Japan.
4月のイラスト
今まで、直線で描いてしまうことが多かったけれど、
自分らしい線が描ける様になりたいんですけれど・・・
私の絵に個性はあるのかな?

4/13/2019

Los Angeles Times
FESTIVAL of BOOKS

I was helping my friend’s booth!
Beautiful buildings.

USCでブックフェステイバル。
色んな出版社とかが集まり新作の本を展示したり、
イラストレーターや作家さんも来て、サインして貰えたり。
KINOKUNIYAさんやBOOK OFFさんのブースもありました!
建物が美しくて、素敵なキャンパスでした。

4/7/2019

Memories of my birthday!
New Tomoko.

好きな自分と、好きになれない自分といて、
ワガママな所も、自分勝手な所も
なくせます!とはいう自信はないけれど、
気持ちを上手くコントロール出来るようにはなりたい。
今年の目標かな。

12/14/2018

I went to LA to help my friend.

I answered my friend’s question.
I will rethink about my books and research the publishers in January.
I will start to send a copy of the books and send it to publishers in February.

She said, ” That’s a good plan.” 🙂

 

 

 

12/13/2018

My friend asked me last week. “What is your next year’s goal?”

She asked me the same question about a years ago. 🙂
I said, ” I want to open the Etsy shop.”
I put some button magnets… But

This year I said, ” I want to publish a book.”

When I was an elementary school kid, I belong to a picture book club.
Make a story and illustrate.

When I lived in Japan, I bought about 30 Mother Goose books.
It was over $1000. But, I bought it. It was beautiful.
I found the book this link.

I already made some books.

She said, ” You need a plan.It has to be a really really good.”
I said, ” I don’t know how can I reach the goal.”
She said, ” Your goal is to publish the book.You can copy it and send it to the publisher.”

Around 2002-2004 I did.Recently I haven’t tried it.
Now I can see what I need to do.

I saw this sky the night.

12/5/2018


I read the book again.
First one I drew cute bunny.
I couldn’t draw mean Hare.
This time I want to draw a mean bunny, but a little bit cute!
How could I draw like that bunny! That’s my next project in this month.

Today my friend came to my house and we did bookbinding together.
She want to make her own picture book. So I showed how I do it.
She gave me a huge  chocolate moose. ^ ^ I ate all!

12-2-2018

Here is my final illustration for Mid – Century Masterclass.
The class was impressive. They provide so many useful resources.
It is so helpful. I am happy about my final.
I ordered many old golden books so I will keep study.
Thank you Dustion Lee and Brad Woodered.

Mock-up by Bill Akunevicz J

One of my goals is to draw a retro style picture book.
This class helped me a lot! I just started to understand mid-century illustration. I will keep trying

11-25-2018

I participate in the workshop online class at Skillshare. # week course and I needed to draw the original characters each week. It was challenging. I also Participate the Mid-Century Illustration Masterclass at Retro Supply Co. This one was the part of the project to draw a cover of Golden Book. I love Retro. I want to draw retro illustration! Today I participate in the antique Flea. I sold some of my collection. My neighbor was kind. I enjoyed talking with someone love Pyrex and Fireking!!!

Make a Fabric Magnet

I finished the project yesterday! Here is a free link to watch. But you need to make an account at Skillshare. You don’t need to be a premium member though. In case if you want to watch! This time I got one by one support! She was kind and encouraged me! Also, Tammy, Muneya and my husband kenji helped me this time, too! Ms. M gave me advice,too! I do appreciate! I think Skillshare is a good community.

https://skl.sh/2Pqu6e8

マグネットのクラス今回は、自分の目標はクリアーしました!良かったです。フリーのリンクを貼っておきます。ただ、見るのにアカウントを作る必要があるそうです。万が一、見てもいいよという方がおられた場合の為に。今回は、サポートチームにメールを送って、アドバイスを貰いながら作りました。個別に一人、私についてアドバイスしてくれたんです。優しいんです。また、TammyとMuneyaさんと夫のKenjiさんが今回も手伝ってくれました。Mさんもイントロを見てアドバイスして下さいました。色々な人に助けて貰い感謝しています。
^^スキルシェアは、個人的にはいいオンラインクラスだと思います。

8-13-2018

When I was kid, I liked the craft.
I was working as an Aide at Children’s center from 2001. All the teachers and staff were very kind to me. I was shy and didn’t have self-confident. But the teacher said ” We love you” and ” We need you” That made me so happy.
2002, I had a homework to illustrate children’s song.
People liked it. It changed my life. I thought I want to be an illustrator for children’s book. I took art classes. I self-published my picture book in 2010.
I started to send illustrations to hospital from 2008 till now.
My father was in the hospital. So I wanted to cheer him up.
I wanted to cheer people who patient, patient’s family, staffs, and visitor, too
I started as a volunteer at Huntington Beach Art Center from 2010-2017
My friend asked me to join the CRAFTED PORT OF LA in 2012.
It’s an open weekend. Many handmade artists sell a handmade product.
I sold a stuffed animal, card, keychains, picture book, bag, and illustration.
I was trying to make cute things at that time. We did for a year and quit. It was a サイトを表示good experience. I could see the people’s smile. It made me happy. Around that time I had a chance work with Japanese people. I do appreciate that.
I started work from 2013. It was not related to art.
I wanted to make a good magnet. So I was kept buy the magnet material and tried. I quit work 2017. I was watching YouTube then I found the online class called Skillshare. I loved to watch. There is all answer to my question.
The teacher encourages and staffs are super supportive. I made a class in April.
It was harder than I thought. But I could finish because of someone looking forward to it. I hope this time I can make a better class.
I also need to mention Dustin of RetroSupplyCo.
My illustration was too simple and boring. So I wanted to change.
When I was watching the Skillshare’s class, I found this company.
Dustin gave me a courage to start this blog.
Skillshare and RetroSupplyCo were my motivation right now.
The problem is I am not good at explaining.

8-9-2018

People Extra Audrey Hepburn

I used PhotoBaker for retro look.

I love movies from late 1930 to late 1960.
My favorite actors are Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
Actress are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly,  Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland,
Julie Andrews, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth.

My fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, Follow the Fleet, High Society,
Singing In The Rain, Cover Girl, Mary Poppins and Bewitched.

 

8-8-2018


photoBaker

Frostie BLUE CREAM SODA

I love blue color. Of course I love glass bottle,too.
This one is only for display own my shelf…

I love blue and silver color. I love glass that’s why I named
SILVER BLUE GLASS but I regret.
All words are so difficult to pronounce!

 

SKILLSHARE

I finished my project and published SKILLSHARE’s class yesterday.
There are so many tutorial already so I just wanted to show the important tips.
I used many pictures so I thought I will never finish!
but some people liked my project and some people always cheer me up
so I could finished. My Japanese accent English is very bad
but I am please that I could completely finished.
My friend correct my English, other friend teach me about inkjet printer,
SKILLSHARE’s staffs are kind, all SKILLSHARE’s teacher’s class are encouraged me and my husband support me.
I took good nap and cleaned up my room
so I feel happy now.
P.S Thank you so much who liked my project that was my motivated!

Happy feeling 何だか嬉しい

I feel the people’s kindness through taking online class and tutorial.
Because people are trying to help other.
Maybe that’s why. So nice

オンラインコースを受けているので、人と直接関わるわけではないのに
不思議と人の優しさを感じます。不思議だな。
きっと、先生もスタッフの人も先生のお友達も、誰かの手助けしたいといういがあるからなんだろうなと思います。
今まで、苦手なことは目をつぶってばっかりでしたが、
少しづつ克服したいと思います。

Baseball game

We watched the angels baseball game yesterday.
エンジェルスの試合を見に行ってきました。
ニュースになっている大谷選手が見てみたくて、急遽行ってきました。
本当に凄い才能ですね。沢山三振を取っていましたが、
ヒットが出た後に観衆からよく頑張ったの拍手があって優しいなと思いました。
今日は野球の影響を受け、前に描いたイラストを出して缶バッチにしてみました。

Photo

I took a picture of button pin.
写真の撮り方の練習をしてみました。
今日、またいい出会いがあり、
医療の事など色々お話を聞け、
勉強になった一日でした。

3/25/2018 I bought magnets today.
マグネット今日も違う種類を購入してみました。
違う職業の方のお話を聞かせて頂いて勉強になりました。
また少し前進出来そうです。なりました。有難いです。

Retro practice

practice
練習

First I choose pink and black colors.
He brought the flowers to his girlfriend.
初めは、ピンクと黒を選びました。
サプライズで、花を抱えて会いに来たイメージで。

I changed the direction of the lady.They face each other.
It will be more happy illustration I think.
背中を向けているよりも、向かい合ってる方が
より幸せかなと思い、正面に変えてみました。

My art craft progress blog. アートメモ

Hi I’m Tomoko. I love arts.
I started to take online course call SKILSHARE from Feb.
I took Brad Woodard’s illustrator class.
When I saw his illustration, I though I want to draw like him.
初めまして。アート好きなTOMOKOです。
最近、スキルシェアというオンラインのコースを取っていて、
Brad Woodardという方のイラストレーターのクラスを取りました。
彼の作風を見て、私もレトロスタイルに挑戦してみたいなと思いました。

Retro Supply co is a resource company for designer.
I have a complex my illustration is too simple.
I bought VectorFuzz, VectorSupply and Matchbook Machine.
These product will help to solve my problem.
The owner Dustin and all stuffs are kind.
There are many tutorials and I followed his way.

RETRO SUPPLY Co
イラストレーターやフォトショップで使える製品
(ブラシやテクスチャー等色々)の会社です。
私のイラストは、シンプル過ぎるのが悩みで、
イラストレーターのブラシやテクスチャーを購入しました。
チュートリアルに沿って、やってみようと思いブログを始めました。
Vectorfuzz, VectorSupply and Matchbook Print Machine.
よろしくお願いします。


最初ということで、大好きな水色のガラスのボトルを描きました。


ボトルをメインにしたイラストを考えた時に、
料理しようとしているイメージがわきました。
オリーブオイル、塩コショウ、そして料理グッズを持った白くま。
印象に残った影ですが、2色にしレトロスタイルの
テクスチャーをつけました。