Recently when I draw illustrations, I use ball inked pen much more than watercolor. That’s because, in my opinion, it looks cool. The ratio of them is pen: watercolor =6:4 or 7:3. Meanwhile, I increased the ratio of watercolor at latest work, because I wanted to express a fluffy fur of bird. But it got ugly one 🙁 the color combination might be one of the causes of that.
It’s about a month till going to Germany. The stay period is from 7th January to 31st March. Now I feel restless a little bit due to piling up a lot of things I have to do. I worry about language, making works and something, but I just need to give it a go, anyways! And expect that I’ll join an art event at Spain in May. I’ll let you know about that in the future:)
I purchased textbooks about German grammar and vocabulary at second hand store to learn basics because I can’t predict the contents of German class during my residency program. Although It’s not bad to memorize only phrases, it efficient to study basics because of getting theoretical understanding. I’m surprised that the variations of verb are too much, though. It’s so fun to learn about new things 🙂 I have a headache to study hard like a student before test 😅
Various people gave me some opinions with bad or good about my works while displaying. When I think about that deeply, I tend to suspend drawing and lose my way about direction of works. It’s by no means easy to manage myself, and drawing is surely solitary work. But I love drawing after all, and I’m relieved while facing paintings. I wanna be a painter of principle and having objectivity.
I have been studying science discipline since high school, even though I by no means excelled at science. At University my major was biology, and I worked as a chemical engineer and was in charge of chemical analysis and fundamental research. My boss gave me a theme titled “Construction of evaluation method using an analytical instrument”, so I learned a foundation of physics to understand the principle of instrument. If I find out the link between these career and my paintings, I could write a statement having a persuasiveness more. It needs deep consideration.
I started to prepare for drawing small sized work, but I couldn’t do that well even a draft because, probably, I kept drawing big sized ones. Now I’m under consideration that which size of work is suitable for me. The reason why I changed painting style from watercolor to Japanese style painting that I was drawn to big sized works which have huge power, and also it’s my origin. However, after finishing to draw a small sized work, I should judge my suitable size:)
I enjoyed BBC proms Japan from classic fest in England. Everyone definitely has to listen to orchestras live because you can enjoy the fluctuation, vortex and vibration of sounds. The playlist was Overture by Mendelssohn, Piano concerto 1 by Tchaikovsky and Symphony 5 by Mahler. Although all play was amazing, I was especially drawn to Piano concerto because it was gorgeous performance and also I love playing the piano. I wanna listen to play by Berlin philharmonic during my residence there 🙂
I drew three big works continuously for six months and drew some illustration during making above works, and friends whom I met them after a few months said you look thinner than before. Oh… That’s because I consumed big energy for drawing probably. For 2 months until departure, I’ll make small sized works for break and do physical fitness in order to prevent me from illness at Berlin:)
Unknown Asia 終了しました。色々な方と知り合えて有意義な三日間になりました。その一方で、絵の配置の仕方、絵の統一感などが人目を惹く大事な要素だという事を知れて勉強になりました。それから、私の日本画を見たお客さんの方から『強さの中に優しさを感じる』と言ってもらえて感動しました。ずっと立っぱなしでめちゃ疲れたのでゆっくり休みます(-_-)zzz
Unknown Asia is over. They were meaningful days to be able to meet a lot of people. On the other side, I learned what’s the most impressive arrangement for works and unifying the theme of works would be important element to attract attention. I was moved by a comment from an observer who said I felt the gentleness and the strength from your Japanese style painting. I’ll take a rest for a while because of exhaustion 😴
ちょっとドイツ語の勉強始めてみました。レジデンス中にドイツ語の授業もあるので予習です。余談ですがベルリンには日本人美容師がいるそうです。髪が超多いので3ヶ月切らないなんて頭が爆発するやん、と思ってたので良かった。日本の人なら細かな注文が通じるから安心^ ^ Sehr gut!👍
I started learning German recently. It’s preparation for residency program which includes German language class. This is a off topic, but seems there’s a Japanese hair stylist in Berlin. If I don’t cut my hair for 3 months, my head will explode definitely by too much volume of hairs! So I was quite relieved to their existence 😌