My Process

  • People, read my article before asking.


  • It’s a great honor to be interviewed by Robert Newman for the American Illustration Profile.
     
    アメリカのイラストレーション年鑑が連載しているAmerican Illustration Profileというシリーズのインタビュー記事(英語)です。
  • I’ve been featured on the 1st issue of Rising Artists Magazine. They kindly allowed me to distribute PDFs of the article, where I talked about my work and process. You can download and read it if you like.

    ブルネイのRising Artists Magazine第1号に上の絵の制作過程やインタビューが掲載されました。そのPDF(英語)を配布しても良いとのことでしたので、興味ある人はどうぞ。
  • Here is my making video of the 2013 Masters 15th hole illustration for Golf Digest April issue 2014. The line drawing at the beginning is one of my sketches I made at the golf course last year. I scanned it and colored as you see in this video. The entire process recording was more than 15 hour long but I edited and shortened it, sped up to approximately 12 times faster. Music by my friend, Tumbleweed.
     
    ゴルフダイジェストの仕事で描いた2013年マスターズの絵の制作動画です。動画全体の長さは15時間以上ありましたが、不要な部分やつまらない箇所を大幅にカットして、さらに12倍速に速めてあります。これを見ると、うまく描けずに何度も描き直しながら形を探っているのがわかると思います。仕上がった結果にその跡は見えないかもしれませんが、実はいつもかなり苦しんでます。音楽は佐々木悟郎さんとヒロミチイトらのバンドTumbleweedから曲を使わせてもらいました。
  • Making of Ski Jump illustration by Tatsuro Kiuchi.
     
    早見和真さんの小説『春、風まとう』の連載時に描いていた挿絵から一点、その制作動画です。
  • I tried to show a little about my process, explaining how I used textures. Read more at Drawger.

    上の絵の制作過程をDrawgerに書きました。レイヤーを統合する前のPhotoshopファイルをダウンロードできるようにしてありますので、興味ある人はどうぞ。
  • Before going into textures I use, I would like to talk a little about brushes.
     
    These are basically the only brushes I use in Photoshop. I draw lines with the one (chalk/pastel like brush) indicated here in bold border. I use either this one or just the round brushes to paint flat colors, in dissolve mode with no pressure sensitivity. When using as erasers, I use the same brushes in pencil mode, again with no pressure sensitivity. No tricks, very simple.
     
    Only very occasionally, I use chalk/pastel 236, which is set to be pressure sensitive. In this case too, in dissolve mode. The reason why I only use brushes in dissolve mode is that I don’t really like the soft edges or gradations of digital brushes. The softness looks a bit too smooth and perfect, and it just doesn’t feel right in my works.
     
    I draw directly on screen using Wacom Intuos. I used to draw traditionally on paper with pencils and then scan in to use as a basic drawing but not anymore. I found it difficult to alter “traditionally drawn” lines with digital lines when I need to fix my drawings in Photoshop. So why not draw digitally in the first place?
  • Here is my “unflattened” photoshop file of the above image (low-res), which you can download and scrutinize.