Hi! My name is Jessica Yamasaki. I like to make stuff. Here it is. Enjoy!
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I think baby narwhals are born into yogurt cups.

I think baby narwhals are born into yogurt cups.

I prefer narwhals this way.

I prefer narwhals this way.

Closer to a narwhal.  Here is a sad article about narwhal poaching. It’s very sad. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/08/hunting-narwhals/hunting-narwhals-text

Closer to a narwhal. Here is a sad article about narwhal poaching. It’s very sad. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/08/hunting-narwhals/hunting-narwhals-text

A narwhal is not a whale with a horn. It is a sea animal with a big ol’ tooth.

A narwhal is not a whale with a horn. It is a sea animal with a big ol’ tooth.

I’m starting a 30 day challenge to draw every day for the month of April. Someone told me once that drawing is the key to being a great painter… I don’t think they ever saw my drawings.  
This drawing is inspired by my child’s bear centric life.  Maybe I can teach her something while I try to teach myself.  The bear facts come from what I organically know about these bears*… call them bear stereotypes, if you will. 
*Note: I am not a bear scientist.

I’m starting a 30 day challenge to draw every day for the month of April. Someone told me once that drawing is the key to being a great painter… I don’t think they ever saw my drawings.  

This drawing is inspired by my child’s bear centric life.  Maybe I can teach her something while I try to teach myself.  The bear facts come from what I organically know about these bears*… call them bear stereotypes, if you will. 

*Note: I am not a bear scientist.

#poopin baby shirt idea. September 2011

#poopin baby shirt idea. September 2011

totally amazing shirt idea that never went anywhere. september 2011

totally amazing shirt idea that never went anywhere. september 2011

pencil on paper. Spring 2013

This last spring I was inspired to draw a few familiars after watching some Ni No Kuni game play.  Familiars are supernatural creatures/spirits that help witches with their magic. Here are some from the game, pictured below. The neat thing with these little guys is that they evolve as you level up… or I guess they are leveling up as you do.  With each evolution they become a different character in looks and ability. I’m not sure what stage of evolution mine are in and I haven’t figured out what they do yet.

Ni No Kuni Familiars

October 2013. Acrylic on canvas.

October 2013. Acrylic on canvas.

Balloon Party. Year 1. October 2013

pencil on paper 200?

pencil on paper 200?

watercolor and pencil on not watercolor paper 9/12.
album cover for c.b.

watercolor and pencil on not watercolor paper 9/12.

album cover for c.b.

pencil on paper. 200?

pencil on paper. 200?

acrylic on wood. 2010

acrylic on wood. 2010