Friday, March 9, 2012

I Work in the Children's Book Field & Happy To Do So!

Guest Blogger
Meet Chiaki Darski!

© copyright Chiaki Darski

I'm Chiaki Darski, an illustrator and designer who lives in San Francisco.
My background is in 2D animation.
I had worked for various animation studios as an assistant animator and character designer for several years.
When my daughter was born, I became a full time mom and part time artist.
The days staying with my baby inspired me and made me realize how wonderful to live in a moment.
Then I started to create stories and illustration based on my everyday life.

All of my illustration is created with hand-carved eraser stamps.
I love the simple shapes and imperfect lines the stamps create.
I also love the hand made quality of the impressions of stamps that are never the same.

My goal is to publish my own children's book!
It takes time and effort to be recognized by publishers and agents, but I believe it will happen if I keep creating artworks and stories with joy.

My home page:

This is our final guest post for the time being.
Thanks to all our guest bloggers for participating.
We really enjoyed reading your posts and getting to meet such great talent.
It was a pleasure having you!

If you'd like to read all previous guest posts click here.


Alicia Padrón said...

I LOVE your style Chiaki!! I just can't get over the fact that you use erasers.. Those characters are beyond adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. :o)

Kristi Valiant said...

Gorgeous work! I love the imperfections of the stamps - what wonderful textures.

Julie Clay Illustration said...

I love this style too, printing like this in such a simple way, you have created fabulous textures, and the characters and emotions are all so fabulous, thanks for showing us!

Sansu said...

Chiaki, What a wonderful style and lovely characters! I love your everyday stories in your blog. Best,Sansu

Chiaki Darski said...

Thank you so much, Alicia, for sharing my post!
Thank you so much for your comments, everyone.
I'm so excited to be introduced on one of my favorite blog. So much great informations here!

Patti said...

love the look of the stamps.