8/30/11

neiko!






This summer, I had the opportunity to make a new friend. Originally from Macau, Neiko Ng is a student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I met her while she was interning here in Cleveland over the summer. An amazing talent with a wonderfully charming style, Neiko was always making me laugh with her sly sense of humor. She's back in San Fran now starting her last year and I miss her already.

One morning, she saw me doodling during a meeting, and asked me if she could make a copy of a lion I had just scribbled in my sketchbook. The result was this fantastic little cut paper lion she made and gave to me before she left. I've posted it here, along with a few other pieces I snatched from her blog. Make sure you check out her stuff on her blog and website.

Good luck Neiko-I'm sure you will do very well after graduation!

18 comments:

DSM said...

Yeah, I like 'em all. Esp' the tant-tant!

Gabby Zapata said...

Wow! These are all great! I love everything you've been doing these days! Beautiful work as usual and I'm happy you got the opportunity to spent time with a student :)! I'm sure it's very rewarding.

Jmontiel said...

Great!!!

abhishek singh said...

this is an adorable gift:)
and really you are an inspiration.

Francisco Martins said...

Ohhhhhh My God!! Michael, this is so col! I love all of these, but the Lion is what I love the most! so cool! this is a perfect example of what people can achieve when they combine forces... a symbiosis between your amazing drawing and imaginative skills and your friend's technique and talent = awesomeness!!! very inspiring indeed!

Lover her work, and your's too! ;)

Michaele Razi said...

Gorgeous stuff! Will check out your friend's work!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous Lion, Michael! Wow! All the way from SF..Neiko looks to be an amazing talent. I'm sure she was thrilled to be at AG and to have you as a buddy there must've been fantastic. Hope all is wonderful in your world!

Eric McGrew said...

Funny thing is, I just saw her work somewhere the other day. So, very good!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Man this is on fire!!! I love this lion in paper. She is brilliant. I guess it's true that brilliant people run together. I am so glad that you got the chance to spend time with Neiko and share her wonderful work with all of us. I am in total awe! RIGHTEOUS Michael. RIGHTEOUS! I want more now he he he he! More please!
Best to you,
V

donny* said...

Wow! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it. Definitely will check out her site.

Brad said...

WOW serious skills! love that bear, and her interpretation of your lion. great stuff thanks for sharing :)

genie espinosa said...

i loooved the cuted paper version of your lion!! i really fall into creaions of paper like this... they're magical!!!

Shelley Whiting said...

Your pictures are very whimsical and playful. Beautiful and fun artworks.

Alina Chau said...

THese are wonderful!

Juan Bauty said...

beautiful!!

jmanu said...

really great work, very talented artist !
:)

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful work, and, by the way, I approve your generosity.

Susanita´s Little Gallery said...

Thanks for sharing it!!!!!!!!
I just love what she does.
:D