Jillian Tamaki

Watercolour Scheme: Vancouver

Mar 20th, 2008

Dr. Seuss

Mar 18th, 2008

Test your knowledge of Dr. Seuss. How odd to do an illustration about an illustrator.

Lunch: Deconstructed Sushi Salad

Mar 18th, 2008

I used to make sushi rolls for lunch. At the end, I’d gather up all the leftover scraps of vegetables, rice, nori, etc. and dump them in a bowl and eat that too. Eventually I cut out the “roll” part and now just make this rather strange salad.

First, make “sushi rice”. I put that in quotations because my technique is pretty much an affront to all of Japanese culture. But anyway, “sushi rice” involves washing 3/4 c rice, then adding 3/4 c water, then turning on the rice cooker. After it’s done (not long… 10-15 min?), mix in about a tbspn each of mirin and rice vinegar. That’s it.

Cut up cucumbers, carrots, and avocados. That’s my own trifecta, but you can put whatever you want in it. If I have kimchi or lettuce, I will also add those.

Put everything in a bowl. Season with soy sauce. Cut up a nori sheet if you have one and/or sprinkle with sesame seeds. [Gong]

Watercolour Scheme: Blue

Mar 17th, 2008

Watercolour Scheme: Red

Mar 16th, 2008

Watercolour Shapes

Mar 15th, 2008

19th Century Japanese Toy Design

Mar 15th, 2008

Mar 14th, 2008

You’ve seen the James Jean Prada stuff. The SoHo store is basically a giant, fabulous shrine to him. James, you are truly a champion! Read Chris Butcher’s rundown on the whole Prada deal. It’s an exhaustive little post.

I’ve noticed a growing trend of illustration colliding with high fashion. I collected some pictures for you.

(I don’t know how to do the “behind the jump” thing.)

People Dancing

Mar 13th, 2008

More mechanical pencil drawings.

I thought this was appropriate because we just watched Footloose with Jessica tonight. To reiterate a post from a few days ago: I like my entertainment light. EXTREMELY light.

Mechanical Pencil Drawings

Mar 13th, 2008

I used to draw all the time with a mechanical pencil when I was in school. Then I stopped.