Some Work from the end of 2008


full page illo for associations now magazine. its about generation Y'ers having trouble being heard in the workplace


bigger than a spot illo for the cover of the business section of American Medical News. its about hospitals trying to make a connection with doctors or something, actually i forget..


full page illo for the Milken Institute Review about how china is hording US dollars and all that stuff.

kind of a half page illo for the Milken Institute Review. about China vs. the US dollar.

double page spread for "The Scientist" magazine this month i think. story was about how vaccines are the next big money making thing for the pharmacutecal industry. since this article was written i see in the news that everybody is cancelling their H1N1 swine flu shots cuz its not really a problem anymore. This was ...the illustration that i finished and then went running and got hit by a taxi and woke up in the hospital not remembering anything and was freaked out to see that it was already done and that i was going to make the deadline afterall.


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Sketches of Japanese People



a girl with a guitar on her way to shimokitazawa and a bourgie woman going home in a fur jacket.


new illustrator buddy Boojil. Her website
her buddy, oops i forgot his name.

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2 big Yahoo! Singapore illustrations

2 large illustrations for Yahoo! in Singapore. It was done through Kult, and agency in Singapore. The only requirement was that I use the Yahoo! pantone color and include their big purple idea chair. Other than that I had total creative control. So i went and did a lot of stuff i've been wanting to do and used a lot of inspirational references from my inspiration folders that i've been wanting to use. These are 17" x 24" so they took quite some time to do, probably around 35 hours each.

after my brother gets his PHD in a few years we are going on a trip to India, Darjeeling Limited style and hopefully I will get to see some decorated elephants. The sunflowers in the back idea actually came from an amazing photo I found of some kids riding on an elephant through a field of sunflowers.

I've regret not being able to get to the one last place on my list of places to go in China, the bamboo forests where they filmed House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and countless other movies. This illustration will have to do for now, someday I will get there. It was a challenge trying to use the Chinese ink for the bamboo and combine it with my atmospheric style. A giant panda is holding a cage up in the background.

I liked the idea of this elegant older chinese gentleman chillin' in the forest enjoying the fineries of life, the birdman.

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More Karasu Art


portait of my roommate for his birthday. no computer used yay! acrylic, brush pen, japanese ink, colored pencil on paper.


crow on paper bamboo fan that i bought at the art store here in Tokyo. japanese ink, acrylic, brush pen.

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