Here's a spot illo from our secondary January ALT poster. It's based on the first one, but I decided to make it a little more interesting than just any old guy and girl eye-locking. It's Medusa and some poor sap. Much later I adapted it for a hee-hawlarious slide in a youtube video:
Here are some title designs from our main January ALT poster.
And here's some spot illos for a common English expression (right) plus (left) the difference between when the US vs. JP plays Auld Lang Syne. In Japan, they play it every night before just about any store closes down for the day.
A couple quick sketches from an jElementary visit before I had to bolt off to a second shift somewhere else.
These jKids don't hold back and level you with enthusiasm. Some struggle to contain their excitement, almost bursting from the effort. It's really neat. I could do without all the hand-holding, though. If they're not trying to shake your hand (I think they do that because they're conditioned to think of interaction with westerners as necessarily involving hand-shaking) they'll want to hold your hand--either to lead you somewhere or just for the sheer heck of holding your hand.
That's cute and everything but GERMS!!!!!!!!!!!! Please understand, dear jKids, it's not you, it's me. And the millions of tiny micro-organisms on your tiny, little, delicate snot-drenched fingers.
This was sorta designed to be a whammy prize in the card exchange activity...plus this was one of the last ones and I'll admit I was getting exhausted (I drew this whole series in about two marathon sessions).
Fun Facts: I draw Luffy and Chopper a lot, so to make this one more interesting, I tried to give it a realistic take. When giving these away, I tried to match the card to whatever the jKid giving me a card talked about. This card's recipient liked this one and the class was abuzz, too, so that was pretty neat!
Let's post some drawings...First a series I had to do--introduction cards for some jKids, kinda like last summer's cards. These were simpler for elementary jKids, so it's just Name and What You Like. The cards were roughly palm sized.
First up: drawing
Fun Facts: I've had the pictured pencil since college, maybe high school, but have recently lost it and am stuck on my awful, awful back up copy. Maybe I'm due for an upgrade since it was starting to stink anyway--my fingers have even worn down the rubber grip to nothing and turned the metal to yellow!