Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Long Tail Pokémon

During holiday break I'm working on a commission, an Aipom/Ambipom line illustration, still WIP.
For freelance or commission inquiry please feel free to contact me at

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sweet and Tasty

Sweet and Tasty bookmarks, now available at pikachi double!
These are double sided, printed on 15 pt glossy card stock with rounded corners. 
A cute gift for a friend who loves to read, or for yourself!
More designs and products coming soon in 2013, have a great holidays everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

bookmarks sneak peak

~* Sweet & Tasty Bookmarks *~
featuring some cute pokemons and snorlax line, I'll try to have them ready this weekend, and then post them in my shop early next week. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

Togepi Calendar

The 2013 calendar is finished, and it's up in my shop now :)
I still have the Free holiday card give away promo, so hurry before Christmas comes!

*Free Christmas Card While Supplies Last*

Friday, December 07, 2012

2013 Calendar

A bit last minute...I am making a 2013 calendar for my shop.
It's about 11" long, single sided.  Thought this can be my last project for Pikachi Double before the year ends.  The bookmarks should be here sometime next week, and I have about 80 holiday cards to write, it's going to be a busy week!
Renegade tomorrow, and if I have the time I'll try to print this out this weekend :)
Stay tuned!

Monday, December 03, 2012

It's the holiday season

I had a real eventful weekend! Went to Unique LA on Saturday and I bumped into so many people!
It was a little crowded than usual, but still was an amazing show!
I was glad to show my new friends this event, they really enjoyed it.
Sunday was the JLPT at USC, I was selected to be a proctor and that pretty much took the whole day.  It was my first time at USC too, it's a really nice and beautiful campus, I should've brought my camera and toys ;)
and...Ursula base is done, I'm going to work on the textures soon.  
hopefully I can have this done by the weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I need ideas

I'm gathering ideas for an upcoming illustraion, I wanna draw girls~~~
I'm looking forward to Unique LA this weekend, I've always love their show and the types of stuff vendors offer.  Especially it's a Holiday edition, I'm allowing myself to spend money during this season :P
This week is going by really fast, it's almost December! and I think SoCal is officialy in the rainy car wash!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the end is the new beginning

The letterpress class has now come to an end, I really wish it can keep going!
3 hours per week is not enough, I want to learn so much more and the time just goes by so fast...
It was a really neat experience to do these projects, our last one is business cards and I took this opportunity to get our Three26 card started, here is the finish look of the letterpress business cards :)
Before the end of 2012 I'll try to get together with the classsmates and practice with the machines and letters, I can probably start on something new and fun along the way, who knows?

Monday, November 26, 2012

something shiny

Exciting news is exciting!
Over the thanksgiving weekend I had the time to take photos of the christmas card I made, now they are shiny and sparkly like snowflake :)
The best part about this is I'm giving them away for free! yay!
From now thru December 25th, any order you purchase will come with this card plus the envelope.
So please take a look at my shop and I hope you'll find something you like! 

Thanks for your support!

*Free Christmas Card While Supplies Last*

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Holiday card is finished and printed!
I'll take close up pictures later, it's getting dark too soon the lighting is terrible. 
by the way my sea witch has her pet now :)

Friday, November 16, 2012


Why does everything look better with blur? LOL
this is a sneak peak (?) actually WIP of the bookmark I'm designing ;)
I think bookmarks are important, I still prefer reading books instead of e-book, usually I use the library receipt as my bookmark so I won't forget the due date. 
I've been feeling sick lately, probably because of the weather, work, sleep and my terrible posture, everything adds up and now I'm a bit worry about my health.  I hope it's nothing serious, because I really dislike going to the doctor.

On a brighter note, I'm going to see Rise of the guardians tomorrow! exciting~

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ursula WIP

If you could be any Disney character which one would you be?
Sea witch Ursula, hands down.
She's fierce, beautiful, gorgeous, wicked and crazy, my favorite Disney villian since the beginning of the time.  Who wouldn't want to be her?
progress of Ursula print I'm working on, one of Three26's best friend series.
I guess her best friends are the twin moray eels Flotsam and Jetsam?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Popcorn stationery

Another update on letterpress!
Yesterday I finished making my stationery set, it was Arashi Popcorn themed, with the notecards and envelopes.  They came out really nice, especially on the envelopes the shirts are adorable.
Next week we will be done with the business cards, I think they are looking good so far, sadly it's gonna be our last class :( 

Friday, November 09, 2012

my shop

I opened my storenvy shop this week, the buttons and prints are finally out~yay!
If you like pokemon, please take a look :)
The link is on the right side as well, just click on the banner ---->

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Christmas already?

It's that time of year again, Christmas card project...
a terrible sketch:

Monday, November 05, 2012

DesignerCon 2012

Over the weekend I went to Designer Con in Pasadena, it was fun and inspiring, toys, art and design, I am loving it all!  It was definitely bigger than last year, more artists and tables, and it's always good to see old friends too :)  Three26 (that's our official name of our business) will be selling our art next year, it's going to happen, I'm sure.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Letterpress printing 2

Last week in the letterpress class, we started setting up our types.  I realized that I can spend hours in this process and still find it interesting :)  Although it can be frustrating sometimes when the size isn't right, but I like how there's multiple ways of doing things, and especially when you have total control over this project, you can enjoy it a lot more, I think.  
Tomorrow I will try to get to class earlier and start printing, oh! and I can't wait to see my first plate!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

button sets

So far the online store is pretty much all set up, besides some minor details which I still need to work on.  These button sets are going to be available in the store, and also at the PMX!  I will definitely post again once the store is up and running :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Letterpress printing 1

I took my first letterpress class 2 days ago, the instructor was the talented Madeleine Zygarewicz, owner of Panorama Press.  I met her first time earlier this year at Unique LA and I really loved her work, I finally had the chance and time to register her class, now I'm really excited about the projects we'll be doing :)  

Monday, October 15, 2012

so about those buttons...

I put them in capsules, and they happen to look like pokeballs...haha
these are for the button vending machine at the con, only $1 each :)
For the online shop I have these sets for sale, I'll be making more sets this weekend~

Thursday, October 11, 2012

prints are here

And here they are! just came in today :)
Oh yah,I signed up the Contemporary Letterpress Printmaking class in Irvine, it starts next week and I'm really excited. I wonder what kind of things I'll be learning~ hehe!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Printers Fair

Over the weekend I went to the Printers Fair in Los Angeles, the event was held at the international printing museum.  It was my first time visiting a printing fair, it was very exciting and cool, especially I got to learn more about letterpress :)



Friday, September 21, 2012

It's here!

Yesterday I got my postcard done, hot off the press! I'm happy with the result, colors are fine and the stock is stick, I'm not complaining.  I started working on the packaging and here's the final look.
and here's the back side:

Monday, September 17, 2012


When I first started watching Pokemon, I thought Meowth was the coolest pokemon ever.  

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


I've been working on the packaging for a few days now, went to paper source and michael's for ideas and here's what I have so far
one thing I love about making these is that I make my own decision, colors, shapes and everything, it's all about the freedom! 
When I was in Japan, a teacher gave me her handmade rubber stamp as a gift, she carved my name and I thoguht it was the best present ever, one of a kind!  So I decided to incorporate that into my label, adds a bit of personal taste to it.
The pokemon stamps are just for decoration, I will put them on the postcard sets which I finally submitted to print. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bat Man of Shanghai?

My friend Stefanie showed me a video today, it's the new Bat Man of Shangahi animation clip.  The style is pretty cool but the animation is neat! I don't know when it will be out but we are already doing little fan art of the sexy cat woman  :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

too early for new year?

Here's another set of the prints I'm doing, it's actually a commission but I'm thinking about making them into my collection.  The theme is New Year "Shin-Nen", I wanted to put Western and Eastern New Year elements in there, I thought it would have a nice contrast :) 
more to come!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A little preview of the new prints I'm going to sell at the up coming convention, I called it "natsuyasumi", which means "summer vacation" in Japanese.   On the left is the Poliwag line, with a bit of summer feel to it, with watermelon and uchiwa fans.  On the right is the Dragonite line, the theme is postal greeting / letter writing.  I always write lots of postcards for postcrossing during summer, last week I received tons of postcard from my friend Apple, including the London Olympics cards, it's also nice to see where my friends are travelling during their summer vacation, makes me happy when I read the message :)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Button Progress

After several hours I finally finished 300 buttons / pins!  these first batch looks great so far, they are adorable and beautiful, yay!!
Now I'm going to work on the cover art to put it in the vending machine :) 
That's right, we are going to put these in the empty capsules and they will come out randomly from machine, woo I can't wait!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let's make buttons

Well here's a little preview of the buttons I'm working on.
My friend and I had this idea, putting the buttons in the capsule vending machine, wouldn't that be fun?  hehe <3
next convention is in November, so besides the buttons I'll have prints ready as well, I also want to have some photos printed, weeeee~ exciting!  stay tune for more button photos :)