Having white skin

Hi there, it's been a while. Due to some big changes in life that are involving moving, getting new thing, and changing a job I have been super busy and exhausted lately. Along with lots of exciting news, I finally got a new iPhone. My old one was so old that it couldn't even support apps like instagram so I needed to get a new one. Shocked about how different it was after the update. I did not know that you were able to like people's comments and do cool thing like my story. WOW!

I also did a illustration for Kanika Lawton's poetry 'Skin Reel'. Please check them out on Ricepaper Magazine website. As a person who grew up in Japan for most of her teenage year, I really related to this poetry. I remember how important it was to have pale skin and putting on the sunscreen every 30 minute in the summer. I still put on sunscreen in the summer, but not for the same reason. I don't really see the importance in having a pale skin or having beautifully tanned skin. I'm comfortable in my own skin and that's what I tried to depict in my illustration. I think it came out nicely.

Original concepts for the poem.