Saturday, April 18, 2009

Brush Pens

For anyone who draws with ink with at home, and wants to take it on the road, a brush pen is easily your best bet. Below are my current favorites, which are available from most any Japanese stationary store/the internet. These wonderful pens range from 5 dollar plastic thingies to perfectly made beauties with natural hair tips and replaceable brushes/ink cartridges.

But if your looking for a great all around brush pen I recommend the pentel pocket brush (2nd from right) which is affordable and refillable, plus it has a really cool looking silver kanji by the clip. Anyway, all of these pens are great fun, and everyone should try out a brush pen at least once. Enjoy!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Imagine my surprise when I was contacted, out of the blue, by a new  website to provide them with images that were to be printed on not posters, cards, magazines, or tee shirts, but for board shorts.  Seriously, how nifty is that?  So do yourself a favor and roll on over to  Their shop will be open for business in one month, and for now their site is a blog,  detailing the minutia of setting up their shop.  It covers everything from color matching and illustration selection to eyelet choices and packaging.

All in all, it seems like a really great setup, so for now, enjoy this sneak preview of one the three illustrations from my portfolio that has been chosen along with it's design mockup.

The original.
The product.