by Charles Ying

Archive for October, 2003

Ebbs and flows

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

“Fortune favors the brave.”


Monday, October 6th, 2003


One of my recent piano ballads, written over a one day period in September. I’m currently drawing up the score, should be ready in a few weeks.

Lost In Translation

Friday, October 3rd, 2003


Welcome to New Tokyo International Airport, Narita.

Viewing the trailer for Lost In Translation brought back so many memories of my trip to Tokyo two and three years ago. This movie captures the mixed-up dazed, confused feelings I had while lost in Tokyo, without knowing anyone, or the language. And at the same time, experiencing the exhilaration and thrill of exploring and adventuring through the neverending depths of Tokyo.

Anyway, it moved me enought to draw this portrait of Scarlett Johansson. Pencil on sketchpad, color correction in Photoshop.

For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.