New Package Illustration!

Ora2Me、新桜ミント味の歯磨き粉・歯ブラシの桜とミントのイラストを描かせていただきました!kiCK Incと言う会社とコラボして、デザインがとても可愛く仕上がりました。日本だけではなく、アジアの何カ国にも販売されるそうです。珍しい桜ミント味の歯磨き粉を試してみたい方はぜひ、通販にて購入してください!

I illustrated the sakura and mint leaves for the new Ora2Me Sakura Mint flavored toothpaste and accompanying toothbrush! It was in collaboration with the designers from kiCK inc., and it turned out super cute. It will be sold in Japan as well as a number of countries across Asia. Anyone who wants to try the unusual sakura mint flavor can purchase it online here!
New Commercial Appearance



The advertising (TV commercial, newspaper, poster, etc.) for the TV show I'm on called "Sekai Kurabete Mitara" is up! All the regular members of the show dressed in the colors of their country flags and sang a classic Japanese song about how "Humans are Great." The filming was really fun, and I loved the costume, but the song was stuck in my head for an entire month after filming. Every morning when I work up, the chorus was playing in my mind, haha. Recently, the show has been airing for two hours during prime time, every other week. The next airings are scheduled from 8pm on January 22nd and February 5th from 8pm on the TBS channel!

See the commercial here! ↓
Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! I feel like I grew a lot as an illustrator and TV talent in 2019, and I have high hopes for 2020 as well! I painted a traditional Japanese New Years box, and used it for my traditional Japanese New Years greeting cards this year. It was pretty tricky since the food boxes don’t go on sale until a few days before New Years, so I had to make my own in the beginning of January to get a reference image for painting. Anyway, stay tuned for more news in 2020!
Selling my Food Illustration Booklet Online!



I have been focusing on increasing my food illustration work lately. As a self-promotion move, I began selling my work in a self-publication (zine) at a store in Tokyo for a six month period. This went well, so I have decided to start selling it online!

In Vol. 1, I have painted “Foods on Sticks” that you can find in Japan. Alongside each illustration is a brief explanation/history of the food, information on where to find this food, and comments on the challenges of painting each piece. I put my heart into painting a lot of yummy things, so if you are interested, please purchase a copy at my Etsy shop!

Moving to Prime Time TV!


In addition to work as an illustrator/designer, I also do work as a TV talent. For the past two years, I have appeared as the American representative on the Japanese variety show “Sekai Kurabete Mitara” hosted by Taichi Kokubun and Watanabe Naomi. Around 22 foreign members and compare cultural differences on various topic in a fun and interesting manner. Until recently, the show aired weekly in the middle of the night. However, we have been moved to Prime Time! 
Catch the first episode 8pm  Wednesday, October 30th on TBS channel!
Magazine cover/spread illustrations

長年もディジタルイラストの仕事をしていますが、水彩食べ物イラストはわりと最近始めました。パッケージや広告の仕事が多いですが、この間初めて雑誌用のイラストを描かせていただきました。東京メトロのフリーマガジン「メトロミニッツ 」という出版で、11月号は家庭料理をテーマにして、家庭料理メニューのあるお店に取材しに行きました。中面イラストの仕事依頼でしたが、納品したら表紙でも使うようになりました!自分の作品は東京の駅で発見できてとても嬉しかったです!

Although I have done a lot of digital illustration work, it is only recently that I have begun doing work in watercolor food illustration. I have worked a lot in packaging and advertising, but I was given the opportunity to work for a Magazine! The publication is called “Metro Minutes” and it is a free magazine for the Tokyo Metro system. November’s issue focused on “home cooking,” and I was asked to visit two restaurants in Tokyo that featured home-style menu items. Originally I was commissioned to illustrate for a single article, but my work was selected to be used on the front cover! It was super exciting to see my watercolor work in stations across Tokyo.

Gallery Exhibit

2019年8月25日~2019年8月31日の一週間、銀座のアートギャラリーAsagi Artsの「It’s So Delicious」展に参加させていただきました。画家は8人で、一人は4枚まで「Delicious」をテーマにした絵を展開しました。私含めて在廊した画家も数人いました。広告など絵の仕事を数年もやっていますが、ギャラリーで展示する経験がなくて、あまり考えたことなかったです。しかしギャラリーのオーナーに声をかけられて、ぜひ参加したいと思いました。「チェリー」をテーマにして、新しい作品を4枚書きました:チェリーパイ、メロンソーダ、プリン、あんみつ。作品や番組のファンもたくさん来てくださって、完売できました!


From August 25 to 31, 2019, I participated in a week long gallery exhibit at Asagi Arts Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo. Eight artists each submitted four food-related works, and throughout the week, stayed in the gallery to talk with visitors. I have worked in commercial art for many years, but I had never really imagined exhibiting my work in a gallery. However, the owner reached out to me, and I was very glad to participate. I created four pieces especially for this exhibit, all with the theme of “cherry.” These were cherry pie, melon soda, pudding, and the Japanese sweet “anmitsu.” Many fans of my work/fans of my TV show came and visited, and I was able to sell all four of my pieces. 

For descriptions of each of my pieces, please see my instagram (http://www.instagram.com/kailenefalls)

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