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Congratulations, Gunma-chan!!!

Gunma-chan won the Yuru-Kyara Gran Prix!! It’s official, he’s the cutest character in Japan 😀 http://www.yurugp.jp/ranking2014/

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Gunma-chan Tattoo!

A friend recently posted the most amazing picture–her brand new Gunma-chan tattoo! Gunma-chan’s been pretty popular lately (our Gunma-chan’s Day Out video has over 5,000 views!) but this is definitely the first tattoo of our pony mascot that I’ve seen. … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan x Sento-kun, plus a contest!

A little while back I had the idea of dressing Gunma-chan in various outfits, especially those of other local mascots or Yurukyara. This is Gunma-chan wearing the outfit of everyone’s favorite slightly creepy mascot from Nara, Sento-kun. What do you … Continue reading

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Today’s Art: High Five!

A friend asked me to make a picture of coyote and a fox high-fiving. I decided to go super cute, so the style is based on one of my favorite artists, Fablefire. Many of the t-shirts in our house were … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Beast, the Puppy!

Today’s watercolor is based on this awesome comic. Beast from Beauty and the Beast, as he might have been when he first transformed. He’s like a puppy!

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Today’s Watercolor: Christmas Puppies

Happy December! I’m starting to get some lovely holiday season feelings, so today’s watercolor is just the thing. Also, today’s painting is actually a request from Sean’s mom–puppies playing with ribbons on a Christmas present. Yay, requests! As always, if … Continue reading

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Self-portrait with Sushi

A good thing recently has been having time and inclination to be creative. I’ve been playing around with my tablet, my watercolors, even my lovely coupy-pencils (like crayons, but a little more grown up. Just a little though.) Here’s a … Continue reading

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A very Kyary Xmas!

A very Kyary Xmas!

Recently, on a particularly good hair day, one of my students declared that I had “Christmas Hair.” I don’t think this is quite what he meant, but I love it!

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Have a Superflat Summer Solstice, from Takashi Murakami & Google!

Hypercheerful colors. Grinning, happy flowers. Smiling rabbits. Adorable panda bears. Razor sharp teeth. Dripping, unidentifiable fluids. On second glance, that rabbit seems to have an extra eye or two. Is the Louis Vuitton pattern staring back at me? And where … Continue reading

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Hina Matsuri Treats!

Hina Matsuri is tomorrow! 明日はひなまつりですよ!Hina Matsuri is also known as Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, and is particularly celebrated by families with little girls. The primary activity, as far as I know, is decorating one’s home with a tiered … Continue reading

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