The idea comes in when I want to paint things that relate to me. Back when I was a kid, there was a Japanese animation series called <Chūka Ichiban>. The story was about a Chinese young boy who finally became the top chief of whole country. Yes, it was a Japanese manga and yes it was about a Chinese young chief. The boy always said, when you don’t know what to cook next, always remember where you started, your origin. I guess this line helps me when I try to develop my own art voice.
Where did I start? What things I like and can relate to?
I love sushi and Japanese cuisine. I used to made sushi roll myself. So I thought it would be a good start. I searched online to see how others paint sushi. They all look good but I want more casual and more fun, not just photorealistic. Like the food in <Chūka Ichiban>, it is a dream with dancing vegetables and shining fishes. I drew some quick sketch in Procreate. Then I prepare some square cradled wood panel like before. I design 3 series of sushi dream. Each series has 3 pieces in there. I label them as S1E1, S1E2 or S2E1. The side of cradled wood board is covered with gold foil. At last the wood board is installed into a gold/black floater frame. My goal is to have these 9 pieces hang on the wall like a sushi matrix. 😀
Here is series 1.
The cradled wood board is 8″×8″, framed size is 9.5″×9.5″. You can find them now in my store. Series 1 and series 2 are all done but series 3 is work in progress.
I hope you enjoy these little sushi pieces. ❤