2 large illustrations for Yahoo! in Singapore. It was done through Kult, and agency in Singapore. The only requirement was that I use the Yahoo! pantone color and include their big purple idea chair. Other than that I had total creative control. So i went and did a lot of stuff i've been wanting to do and used a lot of inspirational references from my inspiration folders that i've been wanting to use. These are 17" x 24" so they took quite some time to do, probably around 35 hours each.
after my brother gets his PHD in a few years we are going on a trip to India, Darjeeling Limited style and hopefully I will get to see some decorated elephants. The sunflowers in the back idea actually came from an amazing photo I found of some kids riding on an elephant through a field of sunflowers.
I've regret not being able to get to the one last place on my list of places to go in China, the bamboo forests where they filmed House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and countless other movies. This illustration will have to do for now, someday I will get there. It was a challenge trying to use the Chinese ink for the bamboo and combine it with my atmospheric style. A giant panda is holding a cage up in the background.
I liked the idea of this elegant older chinese gentleman chillin' in the forest enjoying the fineries of life, the birdman.