Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blog Hop!



I was asked to participate this blog hop by the amazing Barbara Chotiner.
I love Barbara's work and it is my honor to join in! I am not very good at writing so this is going be a very short post :) Check out Barabara's work here. Her work is absolutely stunning. I especially love the ways she uses color and texture. 
On this “blog hop” artists are asked to answer a few questions and share some names of artists who inspire them.  
Okay, I will start the questions first ...

1. What are you writing/working on?
I am currently working on a papercut project for a magazine, some designs for a greeting card company, a logo for a pre-school, pattern designs for a local company, a wedding card for a friend and a few illustrations for an advertising company :)  I have been busy but all of them are very fun jobs! I am super lucky!! 

Besides work, I am very into healthy food lately so I created a blog about food.. 

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
hmm, this is a hard question. I think it is easier for an outsider to tell me instead of me answering this...  One thing I would like to mention is that I try to stay positive when I draw. If I am sad or down, I will stop working and stay away from my studio room. I don't want my negative emotion affects my work, this might sound weird but I believe some people can tell and "feel" the energy behind artwork.


3. Why do you create?
Because...I was born/made to be an artist-- HAHA!!
No, seriously... why do I create? BECAUSE IT IS SO FUN TO CREATE!


4. How does your creative process work?
It depends on what kind of work I am doing  For example..
Children book: pencil sketches on paper, color in photoshop or paint it with gouache.



Doodle or spot illustration:
 free hand directly on photoshop

Surface design:
 sketch and color directly on photoshop. 



So, here's the artists that I LOVE!!!! I dont know them in person and run out of time to ask them for the permission of posting their artwork, so if you are interested to their work, please click the links :)


Ina Hattenhauer - super lovely style with limited color palette. Her work is fun and fresh!


Chris Turnham - I have been his fan since art school.  His work is so stylized, simple but very details! I know it is hard to explain, go check out his work!

Lou Romano-  Master Lou! I learn a lot by just looking at his work. My jaw drops every time I see his illustration!



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

wow almost there.

SURTEX (18-20 May 2014)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York
 If you see an asian girl looking like this in Surtex..

 Yup. that's probably ME!

Please visit our booth at #726 under Forest Foundry Art Collective.
We have a lot of new work and designs to show you! I have created a whole book of new work and they are all available for licensing! I am so excited!

and a doodle...
Thanks for stopping by :)

~neiko

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Surtex 2014. I am coming!!!

   Got my postcard today!! So happy!!! 

 http://neikoart.com


Please come visit us if you are attending Surtex 2014!! I am so excited and looking forward to meeting everyone.

http://neikoart.com


And please join my mailing list for upcoming news and event!! I swear I won't spam you! :D



Thank you for stopping by!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Surtex! Surtex! Surtex is almost here! Less than 40 days!!
Email me please if you want to make an appointment with me for portfolio review.
neiko@forestfoundry.com

SO EXCITED!




Monday, April 7, 2014

Uppercase 21



 Uppercase Magazine # 21
I am so excited to be included in this month's Uppercase!!

Surtex 2014 is on May 18-20th 2014, you can find me in booth #726  under my art collective group  Forest Foundry. Surtex Expo is located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

If you would like to make an appointment with me for portfolio reviews in Surtex, please email neikoart@gmail.com 
So excited!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WEBSITE updated *

I have updated my website!! finally!!
Please, join my mailing list
for updates/giveaways.


Neiko is going to Surtex 2014

Surtex 2014
 
May 18-20th

Booth 726 
 
OMG!! I am so not ready!!


I am going to Surtex with 7 amazing illustrators. You can find us at ForestFoundry.com



Surtex! surtex! surtex!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

for fun.


I think it is cool to show you how I work some times.
This is a doodle painting. I really like this photo I found on Pinterest,
so I did a quick painting of it. 



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Year of Horse

Happy New (Chinese ) Year!
 This year is the year of horse. I have been drawing a lot of horses lately, although most of them look kind of like..... donkey. 


Okay, so Chinese New Year! We like to use the animal of the year to form a four-character idiom. This year I saw this idiom from my sister-in-law ---" 馬上有錢" !!!! It is so funny and brilliant!!


( horse)   ( on top/over )   ( have )    ( money )
when "馬上" combines and uses together, it means "immediately/ right away"

So the phrase
has double meaning.
" money on the horse" & " have/got money immediately"
So cool, huh?
The yellow thing on the horse is money. It's called yuan bao which was a type of silver or gold ingot currency used in Ancient China.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

wait...my last post..

Wait. My last post was June 2013?
That's bad...

So..
Happy belated Hollaween...belated Christmas...and belated New year!!

What's new?

My first Pop-Up book was published around the Christmas time (2013). The book turns out looking so amazing. I had so much fun working on this book with the amazingly talented artist Yevgeniya Yeretskaya and the help from the lovely A. D. Monika Brandrup. 




All images are copyrighted ©Jumping Jack Press


Here's a video of the book.
                          

You can find the book in any Cost Plus World Market and Barnes & noble, and amazon.com.


Thank you for reading my super late Christmas post! :D




Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Whats new?

So I finally got a corgi! Yes, a corgi, my dream came true!! I cannot believe that! OMG!!
I am crazy about him, he has a tumblr, facebook page and an Instagram account. Yes, I am crazy.
Instagram: @Geordi_pig
FB page: here
:)
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's day!


Hi everyone!
Sorry for the lack of update :|
My life have been very crazy with work.
Here's a Mother Day's card I did last year for Up With Paper and its finally available in store :)
You can find it in Barnes & Noble and Maido Stationery store.
I even saw the card in Macao and HK! ( i am so exciting!)
and yes! I am going to give this card to my mom next week :)

And here's a spot illustration I did for Family Fun Magazine. It's on the Feb issue :)
Thanks for the A.Ds on both of these!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

update :)

Ohhh
I havent updated here for a very long time.
Thanks for my dear friend Kike reminds me of it..haha, I have been very busy doing a lot of freelance lately. Most of my work are in NDA so I cant share all of them to you guys yet. Here's some of my doodles and freelance work I did the last few weeks :)


Some of the Promotion campaign artwork I did for a clinic.  I had a lot of fun doing those.
 


And a cancelled Christmas themed book~~ jungle bell~~jungle bell~~

 ohh I am getting a corgi very soon! Yes! A corgi!


so i have been doing a lot of research on how to raise a healthy dog..so i did this chart for myself and thinking I should print it out and stick it on the fridge to make sure I didnt kill my dog with human foods.

and here's a doodle~~
 
Thanks for stopping by everyone! I appreciate your visit!!!