"Flight of the Spirits II" Artists Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki

I was so happy to be invited to be part of this show. Thank you JP for having me!! Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite artists. He created amazing worlds that has influenced my imagination and work. For this particular show I wanted to explore illustration through textiles and embroidery work. It was a fun process to imagine how a tapestry would be assembled and learned a lot while making it. I realized there is a lot of planning involved, trial and error, and a world of patience.


Madeline is one of my favorite Children’s Books. I thought it’d be fun to try and envision it in my own way. So I started drawing some characters concepts. I really hope to try and develop this world more.

Art Camp Workshop

I spent an incredible week camping in the wilderness for a Pastel Workshop with Bill Cone. I'm so honored to have gotten the chance to learn from him. His pastel work is beautiful! As a first time camper and pastel user it was really neat to experience everything! We went to a few locations, each one very different from one another. Here are some images from my trip.

Color Script Workshop 2014

I was fortunate enough to take Intro to Color and Light, a workshop at Animation Collaborative with Paul Abadilla, an Artist at Pixar Animation Studio! It was an eye opening experience and I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to learn from him. He had us read Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, a children's book by Peter Brown to help develop our images. The following contents are assignments, studies, and practice exercises that I did for class. (The last three images are practice-paint-overs of layouts from Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro, and Disney's Lilo and Stitch.)