November 22, 2015

Vintage Tattoo Style

Had this illustration done while ago and I totally forgot to post this!

This is a style I wanted to approach where you draw anime style but color in like a vintage tattoo style. It gave an unexpected result where I want to try out more variety in the future.

Here is my first try!

tattoo girl

November 15, 2015

Layered Crusted Eggplants

Simple side dish you can make for any meat dish!

One of my favorite ways to eat eggplants, which is simple seasoning and roasting them. I enjoy eating this by itself as main dish. Good for vegetarians.

Layered Crusted Eggplants

Layered Crusted Eggplants:
- 2 large Eggplants, slice in 1cm
- Parmesan Cheese, grated

- 1 cup of Panko
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Pasta Sauce or Homemade Tomato Sauce:
- 4 Tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 tbsp Basil
- 1/2 tbsp Oregano
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and Pepper

1. Set Oven to 350F/180C. Place parchment paper on baking trays. Lay eggplants.

2. Crust: In a bowl, mix Panko, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix very well. Pour the mix on to eggplants evenly. Put in the oven for 30min.

3. Homemade Tomato Sauce: Heat sauce pan at medium-high. Melt the butter and pour tomatoes in the pan. Season with basil, and oregano. Cook for 3min, then simmer at medium heat for 6-8min or until half chunky and saucy. Season salt and pepper for your preference.

4. When eggplant is ready, stack them into a tower on small plate and pour the sauce on top of it. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Serve hot.

November 8, 2015

Printable 2016 Mini Calendar

I wanted to give it a try making a calendar this year. So! I made a printable mini calendar for my shop! Comes with a little stand so you can display on your office desk or for your home.

Confetti were inspired from one of my illustration with bold colors on corners. Lettering are all handwritten by me.  

2016 mini calendar

2016 mini calendar

2016 mini calendar

November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015

Happy free treat day!

I watched Book of Life this year, so I wanted to use Day of the Dead design elements into this pumpkin. The tool I only had to depend on was a stamp carving tool I had when I was a kid. It was quite challenging that it makes me want to buy proper tools for this purpose.

This did gave me another idea for next year. Can't wait for that now!
Happy Halloween everyone!

pumpkin carving 2015 in the dark

pumpkin carving 2015

October 25, 2015

Glico Curry

I hope many people like Glico curry!

What I like about this food is I purposely buy large box one so it can lasts me almost a week without taking up cooking time. It's great for people who's having busy week. And the other choices is just store them in a 1 serving container into the freezer as emergency food.

Obviously it might be tough for some people to eat same food for a week so there's lot of other option you can make other than just curry and rice.

Curry Udon

Curry Udon:
- 1 pack of Udon, boiled
- 1 pack of any soup base(if udon pack doesn't come with soup base) or Ajinomoto
- 1 serving Glico Curry
- 1/4 cup Green Onion, chopped
- 1 egg, raw or boiled

1. Boil egg based on your preference. Heat up curry in a separate pot and set aside.

2. Boil Udon until cooked through. Drain, set aside in a deep serving bowl.

3. Boil water and add soup base and pour into the bowl.

4. Pour curry, garnish green onion, slice egg(or drop raw egg for your preference) in the bowl. 

Curry Gratin

Curry Gratin:
- 1 serving Rice or Brown Rice
- 1 serving of Glico Curry
- 1/2 cup Chedder Cheese or Singles
- 1 egg, beaten

1. In the Oven-Safe shallow serving dish, mix curry and rice together and spread evenly.

2. Sprinkle cheese on top.

3. Pour egg evenly.

4. 2 Choices to cook: a. Microwave the dish for 2-3min. b. Bake it at 325F for 15-20min.   

October 18, 2015

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

pumpkin carving ideas

1. Use Mandarin orange to make Mini pumpkin.
2. Use screwdriver to poke holes and illustrate Skyline with Jack-O-Lantern moon.
3. My first pumpkin carving was lace design.

October 11, 2015

Gift Wrap Decoration 4: Yoshi

To my brother who has same name as my favorite Nintendo character.

Just last week I was playing Super Mario World, and it had brought back so many memories of my childhood. Soon I will have Mario Maker and I'm looking forward to playing that! 

To answer everyone's question, his name was not named after Yoshi the dinosaur.

Gift Wrap Decoration 4: Yoshi
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