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My blog features my original art work and designs. Most of the subjects are Japanese themed as well as sci fi. Hope you enjoy it.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

As a graphic designer and web designer for over twenty years, I spent many countless hours in search of the best solutions for my projects. I have worked with clients in the U.S., Japan and European markets as both an in house advertising coordinator, senior graphic designer and web developer as well as a freelancer. One thing I've come to realize is that no matter what the challenges are or how tight the deadlines, you can always find a way to complete a project. I often wondered how I on earth I was going to complete certain projects, but over time, I always new I could and I did. Today, I am busy developing my skills as a manga artist and am working on developing my own manga character and manga comic. Just as in the past, I'm sure I will be met with challenges but I am confident I will overcome them and succeed. I will continue posting drafts of my works so please feel free to check in from time to time. Please leave comments and any words of wisdom.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Trailer from Pacific Rim

This post is for those who are into sci fi and sci fi movies. I am anticipating the release of Pacific Rim 2 a film by director Guillermo del Toro. I saw the first release Pacific Rim which was released in 2013 and was pretty impressed by cinematic quality and awsome special effects. Just to refresh memories of those who saw the first release and for those unfamiliar with the film, the story revolves around a menacing race of giant beast known as Kaiju who are threatening the world, (kaiju comes from Japanese term meaning strange beast) and a some giant manned robots called Jaegers which enter into battle with the Kaiju. From my research, director Guillermo del Toro claims the filming of pacific Rim 2 has already begun after numnerous cancellations and delays and is set to be released sometime in 2017. He also mentions that the new release will have fresh content and will be a departure from the original film, this was all he revealed. The first thing I noticed while viewing the origninal film was that it had elements of a film titled Robot Jocks which played in theaters back in the 80s' featuring giant robots manned by human pilots. I am hoping that the new release Pacific Rim 2 delivers as much excitement and eye candy as the first.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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Cybersamurai Sengoku
This is a design I created
for a t shirt. The design
is inspired by my site theme
name CyberSamurai and
depicts a samurai warrior
of the future set against
the stylish rising sun. Sengoku
is a word that symbolizes
the era during the 14th-
16th century in which Japan
was embroiled in constant
civil wars.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Manga Studio is a great program for creating manga drawings and as well as full manga comic book pages as well as illustrations. I've been using photoshop for years to create manga and graphics for t shirt art. Photoshop is great for creating art and editing photos but I was always left wishing it had some features such as smoothing lines and better control of paint and drawing tools. Then I found Manga Studio, this has been a life saver for me as it has all the features I wished for in photoshop and then some. As I began working with this program, I couldn't believe I have gone without it for so many years. The more I worked with Manga Studio 5 the more I saw its advantages over photoshop. I will say that if you are serious about creating manga and comic book art, Manga Studio is a must have and I can't emphasize this enough. This program gives you all the tools you will ever need to create a professional manga comic book or comic book of any genre. It will save you tons of time as compared to photoshop. And yes, you can import and export file to and from photoshop.
But of course nothing is perfect and neither is Manga Studio. I find that some of the key tools and features are frustrating to find as you have to do a lot of toggling around to find what your looking for and this in my opinion can is a  bit of a pain. However like anything, this will come with time and a little patience is in order.
You can buy Manga Studio on Amazon.

Buy Manga Studio on Amazon

Thursday, October 29, 2015

This is a study I sketched of a character from streetfighter.
I used Manga Studio 5

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This is quick drawing study which I did depicting 
the StreetFighter V games series. Manga Studio 5