It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to sit and write for the blog but things have been busy with various freelance assignments and gearing up to open my online store with original products. If you haven’t had a chance, follow me on instagram for sneak peeks into the process and artwork that will soon be available for sale. ^_~
Last post I blogged about submitting a illustration for a Ranma zine collective. Today, I am really excited to share another piece I was fortunate enough to contribute as homage to the series. I was able to participate in a Rumiko Takahashi Tribute Show curated by Q-Pop shop/gallery in beautiful downtown Los Angeles.
As a huge fangirl of Rumiko-sensei’s works, I was beyond elated and totally pumped! Due to shipping time (since I’m on the East coast) I only had a day to work on the painting once I was admitted into the gallery show. Because of the time crunch, didn’t get many photos of my process as I would have liked. The artwork illustrates some of the tricks Shampoo exercised in the show to entrap Ranma to her– which includes her formula 119 shampoo, love pills bracelet, curse of reversal jewel, hypnotic dumplings, instant Nannichuan powder, and her red-string of fate. A few of them are items a hardcore Ranma fan would catch lol!
The piece is a combination of copic markers, acrylic, gouache, ink, and color pencils.
Inking in the lines and laying down color.
Here are some photos of the opening of the exhibit at Q-pop in Little Tokyo, courtesy of my talented friend Miss Kika, who also has a gorgeous Lum piece in the show!
One of the exhibit walls.
Some of the 3D pieces and prints at the show.
My Shampoo piece at the exhibit!
The Rumiko Takahashi tribute show at Q-pop gallery is open from Sept. 19th – Oct. 11th 2015.
**Update: The Shampoo painting found a home all the way in the Netherlands. Thank you Alex!**
Shampoo’s Tangles and Ruses