Thursday, December 27, 2012

Star Kiss Sketch

When I do original art I like to do a quick photoshop sketch. Here's one for my newest painting that I'm working on during my lunch hours.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, I found this piece that was inspired by the Beatles for a Tribute show at Gallery Nucleus. I had a really great time painting this, but it was actually really hard for me to think of what to do for the theme. I had a lot of sketches for an "Octopus' Garden" painting, but I couldn't get it to work. I was rather pleased with this result.

I'll be having a couple of these as prints at CTN Expo which starts TOMORROW! Fri-Sunday of this week 11-16.  I'm so excited to talk to people!

I also just gave a few tours of our downstairs Art of Wreck it Ralph Gallery to a bunch of students who are here early for CTN Expo, it was great to share our studio with you guys!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I'm gonna WRECK IT!

Wreck it Ralph is out in Theaters everyone! I'm so proud to have been a tiny part of this project. There was a great team and I'm so pleased with how the movie turned out and the reception it has gotten so far!

Me and a few other artists are going to be doing a book signing and panel at gallery Nucleus on Friday!  5 Dollar Admission, there are 8 artists participating so come by and get your "Art of Wreck it Ralph" Books signed!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Wolf and the Cat

A demo for our Vis dev class! Our class is retelling the story of Pinocchio, and this is my version of the Wolf and the Cat, My Retelling takes place in the Tibetan mountains and I used a Tibetan Mastiff and a arctic fox as the Wolf and Cat characters!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Curiosities Show this weekend!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, come to Gallery Nucleus this Saturday for some spooky Halloween fun!

Mike and I are doing a show to celebrate the release of our new book as well as doing a workshop before hand to explain our process. We would love to see you all there! Come dressed in your halloween finest!

Come one, come all! To the Curiosities Exhibit at the Gallery Nucleus!
Celebrating the release of a brand new book created using stunning COLOR PRINT technology.

With illustrations by the illustrious Victoria Ying and Mike Yamada
and prose by the prosaic Jonathan Ying

Details of this Spectacular Event below:

Q&A Workshop! See how the book was made at 3-6PM
Get a ticket! - 

Art Exhibition! See stunning Curiosities themed artwork at 7-10PM

Costume Contest! Be judged based on your appearance! FOR FABULOUS PRIZES! at 8:30PM

Hope to see you guys! Here's another piece of Curiosities art to hold you over til then :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Comikaze 2012

Are you going to be in LA this weekend? Come visit me and Mike at Comikaze at the LA convention center! See you all there!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dior Couture 2012

Sometimes I like to browse and get inspired! I loved the color of this dress and the long sleeves!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Flower Crowns

I've been admiring these beautiful fascinators and crowns for along time now, but I haven't gotten up the courage to buy one!

This picture also reminds me of a summer cocktail~ something bubbly with orange and a raspberry

Friday, July 13, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! We have two booths at Comic Con!

Coming to Comic Con? Well, due to unusual circumstances, we are now spread across two booths! Find us at both booth 5017 and Small Press N-02! See you there!

Monday, July 09, 2012

San Diego Comic Con

Comic Con is literally right around the corner and Mike and I have created a few things especially for comic con! We have a new City Poster that will be 13x19 and a printable bingo for you to play along while at the con! Make it fun and get a group of friends together and come up with a prize!

Our kickstarter is also winding down, check it out and get 5 dollars off of MSRP and a bunch of other fun extras!

We'll be at the small press area booth N-02!

See you there!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Comic Con Commissions!

After talking to some people, I expect to have a bit of free time while at comic con next week! I'll be taking 5 commissions to be done at my table at SDCC! They will be 100/piece 5.5x8.5, full color colored pencil . Here is an example of one below.

Email me if you would like to pre order a commission! If I finish early I'll open up more spots, stop by and say hello!

These two will also be available for purchase Ariel has been sold, french girl is still available

Find me at Small Press N-02!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Announcing our new book!

Hey guys! Are you going to Comic con? Because we are! We're even debuting a new book there! Take a peek! The pages here are unbound because the version we're showing is actually our proof of the book. It's a collection of artwork that Mike and I have done over the past year or so, it's going to be very limited so we won't be selling them online, but they can be added as a part of your reward on our kickstarter.

Speaking of Comic Con, we're going to be attending for the first time as exhibitors. We're going to be in the Small Press Pavilion which is near Sideshow Collectibles and between entrances B1 & B2. We're going to have our new book, zoom zoos and our dwindling supply of Freckles. Plus we're going to have some great new prints. So please stop on by and see what we've been up to.

It's all coming so fast! Can't wait to say hello to some cool new peeps at Comic Con this year!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Kickstarter Print revealed!

Uncle Samuel was a Lion Tamer.
He was a little too good at his job.
This is our print for kickstarter! Mike and I are having a blast doing these! Here's a link to our update and our kickstarter page! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer is here!

It's hard to tell in LA, but it definitely feels like Summer is on!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OMG a kickstarter??

Hey Guys! So for a couple of weeks now we've been showing previews of our new book project, and now, it's time to announce our Kickstarter Launch!

Our goal is to raise 4,000 dollars to try and get our book printed! We're doing everything independently so we need your help!

We've got LOTS of awesome rewards for our backers including How To's from our process, Full color prints, sketches, commissions, and even tickets to our Gallery Nucleus workshop in Alhambra!

Take a second to check it out, and watch an embarrassing video Mike and I made of ourselves talking about our project.

Click Here to support us!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Anyone in the mood for some EYES cream?? Hehe, here's another preview for our upcoming project!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Another Curiosities Preview!

Another WIP for our book project!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Here is a litte teaser for our next project! Mike and I are collaborating again, this time on a book with an actual narrative!

We've been busting our butts trying to get this book done, and we're really excited to get to show you guys some stuff! Come back next week for another teaser :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Brave Artwork

I didn't work on this film, but I was asked to provide some originals for the premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood! Merida is a very cute character and I really enjoyed painting her.

I also heard that Pixar is releasing all their movies for Memorial Day! Sounds like fun and best of all? The Wreck it Ralph trailer will be on the films!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This American Life- Live!

Recently I was asked to participate in one of my favorite Radio shows of all time's Live Show! The show premiered last Thursday and encored last night. It was the background for David Rackoff's story and it was erie because when I was asked to do it, I was in the middle of reading his new book! It was a great project and working with the team from "This American Life" was a real rare privilege.

A lot of other awesome artists and friends participated in the show as well. My mentor Claire Keane was the one who did the animation for the introduction and my friends Jeff Turley, Lorelay Bove, and Brittney Lee all did pieces. We all went out on Thursday to watch the show and we had an amazing time seeing all the people enjoying this fun event!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Shoes~ Fluo oxfords and others!

I've got shoes on my mind! Just some quickie doodles of shoes I wish existed!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Monster High Girls

A couple of quickies of these dolls I collect! I know it's a goofy hobby, but I had fun with these!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rapunzel commission

A commission from Wondercon!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Seattle Here we come!

We're going to be at Emerald City con this weekend! We're going to be in Seattle in 4 days! To mark the occasion, Mike and I did another collaboration City poster for Seattle!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fairy and Water Droplette

Hey Guys, Here's a print that we premiered at Wondercon and will be having again at Emerald City con! I hope you guys like it! Here's a map of where we will be at Emerald City, if you are in the area please stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wonder Con Free Sketch!

This week Mike and I are going to be attending Wonder Con! We will have books, Alphabet Cards and Prints!

Ashley Wood did this thing a few years back at comic con and Mike and I thought it was a cute idea and a good way to meet people!

Print out this image and we'll do a sketch for you for free! 1/Person please! Can't wait to meet you all

Monday, March 05, 2012

Paris City poster

So this is one of the first collaborative efforts between me and my Husband Mike Yamada I think we have found a good way to work together! We will be having this as a print both at Wondercon and at our store ECA-LA

We plan on doing a series of these, I'm really excited and pleased with the first one

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Mini Paintings for Wonder-con

These little things are going to be for sale at wondercon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ling Long Magazine Cover

Recently I did a little project to help out a friend, they were based on these old women's magazines in China from the 20s! I had never seen these covers before, but I totally fell in love with their vintage style and romanticism of the era. The magazine is called "Ling Long" and they're really fantastic! Google image search it sometime when you're in the mood for something girly

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Watercolor Portaits

Started taking a life painting class at LAAFA with Natgan Fowkes! I'm learning so so much about this medium!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Life Drawings

My new years resolution this year was to do much more life drawing! Here are some of the drawings!