Live Painting at Hyphen magazine's "Throwback"

Live painting ~ 2.5hrs. "アカルイミライ" 24"x18." Animation poster paint on watercolor board.

Close up image.

Last Friday, I was invited to paint live for Hyphen magazine's "Throwback" Issue Release Party at Vessel SF. I had a lot of fun! The piece above was painted live throughout the event in about 2.5 hours.

In light of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan last week, the original artwork is donated to Hyphen magazine to help raise funds for the Japan relief efforts. It is titled "アカルイミライ" (Loosely translated as: "Bright Future"). Hang in there Japan; let's endure and rise again.

Hyphen partnered up with
JCCCNC and donated a portion of the event proceeds. The piece will be on silent auction at the Humanitarian Asians and Pacific Islanders (HAPI) Hour of Japan fundraiser. Proceeds will go directly to help the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Norther Japan.

[updated 03.31.2011] If you're interested, you can acquire the piece tonight at the silent auction: March 31, 2011 at Recess (443 Broadway Street, SF) from 5-9pm. 21+ only.

In conjunction for the event, I was interviewed by Hyphen's staff writer, Mic Nguyen. Thanks Mic! For the full published interview, please click here:

Thank you readers and friends for your continuing support. A BIG thank you to Martha, Rick, Roz, and Hyphen magazine!