『A unique career that started from digital and achieved great success on the analog path』
It's very interesting that you didn't pursue a career in art until you graduated from a general university and went into multimedia art.
Is that where you came across the poster colours?
Wow, you started from digital!
So, were you originally familiar with digital applications?
It's unusual for many background artists to start from digital painting and then move to hand-painting, right?
Ah, that was Studio Wyeth, right? It is a long-established studio that handles a lot of hand-painted backgrounds now while many other studios are going digital, isn’t it?
I don't think you can categorically say, of course it depends on the scene, but how many backgrounds did you draw in a day?
Whether it's a game or an anime, a lot of people interact with each other to create a single work, right?
Poster colours are difficult.
But once you get used to it, it can be used for both transparent watercolour and acrylic style painting.
You are well known now for representing Shonan with your watercolour paintings. When I saw your work for the first time, I was impressed by the scenes that made me want to go to Shonan. I was surprised and delighted that you used NICKER Poster Colours for those paintings.
Even if you've never been to Shonan, you'll want to go there once you see your paintings. If you come from an anime background, you don't draw moving characters, but you can draw trains and animals with great precision. Are these paintings based on your own photographs?
Do you have any other favorite painting materials or paints besides poster colours?
You are active as a watercolour instructor?
Do you have any advice for people who don’t draw much, how to draw better?
In the end, it's all about form and balance (laughs).
When it comes down to it, I feel that the draft is important. But the poster colours do erase the line drawings.
What kind of activities and developments do you envision for yourself in the future?