Piece description from the artist
This is an early painting I made in college for my Worldsound universe. I always liked the view depicted in Anime which shows the characters from behind eating at an outside street ramen restaurant. The characters are children because I was inspired by the Harry Potter movie of a story about education. Japan is similar to Worldsound city because it is safe during the day for children to socialize without their parents and there are many places close together that do not require a car for travel.
Jeremy Ronald Zschau was born in 1983. Growing up next to Wendell State Forest in Massachusetts has heavily influenced his appreciation for Nature. Origami, ancient Egypt, aliens, orchids and bonsai were his interests during elementary school. Middle school presented him with such exquisite games such as Myst, Myth and Starcraft. Learning about China and Japan was his first education to culture and applied arts. Other adolescent influences are Trouble for Trumpets by Peter Cross, Ralph Balkshi's Wizards, Marco Patrito's Sinkha CG novel and Macross Plus because these stories present elaborate and elegant worlds. He is especially fond of moss, mushrooms, moths, fish, insects and the Protoss. The Protoss squid-like aesthetic continues to be his motif. Some works are mounted in kakejiku (Japanese wall scrolls). Please visit the artist's gallery website under "Worldsound" to view.