Never To Be Aligned

Never To Be Aligned

Image of Never to be Aligned by superflat artist YaChin Bonny You

Never To Be Aligned

I have alignment anxiety. The left side of my body is slightly bigger than my right side. Everything, my eye, my arm, my breast, my leg are all a tiny bit bigger on the left side.

In this dream, my left leg has grown so much bigger than my right. I thought of my yoga teacher Marianne, the posture expert Esther Gokhale, my martial arts teacher Brent. They say to me, “You need to work on your balance.” I thought, “Death be upon me! My left leg has grown so much bigger than my right! How am I ever to be ALIGNED!?”

Never To Be Aligned sketches and process

A sneak peek for the upcoming image, “Never To Be Aligned.” This image went through a lot of initial sketches. I laid them out in chronological order below.

Never To Be Aligned sketch1

Never To Be Aligned sketch1

Never To Be Aligned sketch2

Never To Be Aligned sketch2

Never To Be Aligned sketch3

Never To Be Aligned sketch3

Never To Be Aligned sketch4

Never To Be Aligned sketch4

Never To Be Aligned sketch5

Never To Be Aligned sketch5

Never To Be Aligned sketch6

Never To Be Aligned sketch6

Never To Be Aligned sketch7

Never To Be Aligned sketch7

Never To Be Aligned sketch8

Never To Be Aligned sketch8

School of Terror

School of Terror

Image of School of Terror by superflat artist YaChin Bonny You

School of Terror

This was a short dream. I mean, it was one of those dreams that you know all the context and mood after only a couple of scenes and then you move on to a completely different dream after.

In this dream, I was in a school where terror rules. If you violate a rule, a part of you would become pig-like. When you turn into a pig completely, you will be slaughtered and served as a warning to other students.

At the time when I dreamed this dream, I was mentally exploring what are the effective ways of teaching and learning. Besides drawing, I also take classes in improv theater, martial arts, yoga and in a way my work environment is like a classroom as well where I learn things every time I go. I’m addicted to learning, but sometimes I do get tired of people telling me what to do. I also have low confidence issue so I never like telling people what to do or teach. Arguing makes me sad and tired; unless the situation concerns my personal integrity I rather let others have their way and I come back to my own drawings, where nobody ever tells me what to do.

But, there are rules in every game, right? You can’t even play without learning the rules. Break out of the school or get turned into pigs? You have to answer that for yourself.

I Can Still Sleep

I Can Still Sleep

Image of I Can Still Sleep by superflat artist YaChin Bonny You

I Can Still Sleep

In this dream, I was in an old haunted house. I knew it was haunted, I was scared, cold and sweaty. There was this eerie darkness looming in the atmosphere.

But I was supposed to be having fun. There were friends and we were running up and down the house, some kind of group weekend trip. I got the room on the 2nd floor, where there was a window from which you can see trees on the street. Someone’s coming, I knew it, I’m going to see her face appearing at the window in just a second.

I wanted to shout but I couldn’t hear my own voice.

I ran to the room next to mine, tried to warn others that this house is “not clean.” One of my female friends was lying down on the wooden floor to sleep. I wanted to stop her and wake her up.

She said, don’t worry, I can sleep in a haunted house alone. And she closed her eyes peacefully.

I Can Still Sleep Sketch

I Can Still Sleep Sketches and Process

Wahoo, I worked on the new image “I Can Still Sleep” this past weekend. Really thrilled and spooked by this project. Here is a sneak peek. I usually do an idea in the sketch book, then sketch with pencil on paper, then refine the pencil sketch, then ink it with ink pen. Afterwards the image gets scanned into the computer and lots of magic happens there also :D

I Can Still Sleep Sketch

I Can Still Sleep Sketch

I Can Still Sleep Sketch

I Can Still Sleep Sketch

Trip to Mexico Tee

Trip to Mexico graphic t-shirt

I’m very excited to announce that the Trip to Mexico Tee is available for whoever that would love to wear it, except for babies. I didn’t create a baby tee because it would just be so freaking weird for a baby to wear a shirt that has a fat man throwing up spiders.

It is printed by Spreadshirt on American Apparel Tees for Men and Women. Get it, you’ll like it.

Trip to Mexico Tee

Trip to Mexico Tee

Trip to Mexico Tee

Trip to Mexico Tee