Liberate From Your Dreams




About an year ago, I was commissioned to create an illustration of a budgie for a friend of mine. This past year, I was too busy moving from the U.S., where I lived for 15 years, back to Japan, but finally got some time to do my own art. The whole moving thing definitely influenced my art for sure. Neither good nor bad. Simply a change.

Things are going surprisingly well. Almost too well. I became a freelance illustrator half an year ago in order to manage my time more efficiently. There is a handful of work but not stressful amount. Just perfect.When I get tired, I would go for a walk for 15 minutes from my apartment, and I would be surrounded by the quiet peaceful nature, which changes its color daily in Japan's distinctive seasons. 

There used be reasons that I couldn’t make art before. I tried removing these complains one by one, and now all is gone. Nothing outside of me should bother me any more. The problem is only from within. I have no more excuses. I just have to do it. This piece is a good starting point. I'm hoping.

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Falling Cherry Blossoms

A random sketch I did while I went for a walk in the nearby forest. It was a nice moment. A little too pretty to take a photo of, but it was perfect to just stand there and do a quick sketch to feel the air.

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Spring Morning

I went out the other day to take some photos as I went for a walk in the morning. Although all the cherry blossoms were ridiculously beautiful, none of the photos I took of them was I satisfied with. So here is a picture of some random baby leaves! Spring is here!

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