Interview & Message

I n t e r v i e w

1.When did you start production? What made you start?

I've always liked drawing since I was little, but I think it's around 2018 that I started drawing original digital art in earnest.

There are various reasons, but I think the first thing I wanted to do was to know Twitter, an SNS, and to know that there are various artists.

2.Please let me know if you have been influenced by anything in the past

I liked watching anime, so I think it was the visual expressions such as that animation that influenced me in drawing the illustrations.

I just like going to museums and galleries. I think the reason why I started to produce in Japanese style as I do now is because I saw various masters of Japanese painting there and was attracted to their way of expressing Japanese design.

3.Please tell me the flow until you complete the work

Basically rough (draft) → line drawing → coloring → processing etc. → completed.

4.Is there anything you like or are enthusiastic about other than creating your work?

umm.. The thing I'm most enthusiastic about is making works, so I can't really pinpoint it... I think I like walking, listening to music, and touching other people's works (movies, manga, etc.). I'm doing it always.

5.Do you have any thoughts or stories in this work?

With the theme of "Zipang, the land of gold," I thought it would be nice to have a peaceful city rich in gold. However, I also thought that perfect peace was very difficult in human history.

So, on the contrary, I wondered if there could be other "something mysterious" as well as humans with us. I don't know why, but I thought it would be nice to have a mysterious setting of a peaceful city because we are with them.

A traveler who got lost there was stunned on the bridge, and a tradesman talked to kill time. Then, let's show you around this city. I drew while thinking about the story of the relationship between such people.

But maybe I don't need to be caught up in this story, so I'd be happy if you could imagine it freely.

6.Is there anything you would like to try in the future?

I would like to publish an illustration book. I'm a little scared because I need to make a lot of works...

7.Please give a message to the person who received your work at the end

I'm glad you to see my work. I intended to make it a gorgeous illustration, so I think that you are in various situations, but I hope that people who received it will feel gorgeous. Have fun!

Rindo Karasuba