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Jay Sato
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Current Residence: Chiba
Favourite style of art: illustration
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so i`ve been getting inspired by Inoue Takehiko`s way of controlling his lines by the brush using Sumi. my way of translating it would be to use calligraphy pens and work my way from there. just been doodling a lot with it. lately managed to control the brush pen and learned to control the weight of the lines and write pretty good with it. now the problem is to draw well with it.

ive actually adapted this concept to the kids. i gave them a tabloid piece of paper. they had the choice to do it vertical or horizontal but make sure to leave a window space or border around the actual composition. they first have to draw in pencil. they have to draw a giant object, thing, creature, or person. a main character. a background or landscape. it could be anything as long as those three elements were in the picture. then after they`ve sketched and pencilled. they trace those lines with the brush pen. before they did this i did a quick exercise for them to get used to the usage of the pen. after tracing the pencils with the brush pen, they will color using coloring pencils. they can use any color they want. they can use only three colors. so their choice is to blend the colors, hatching, or using the fade in fade out shading, technique and overlap the colors. it was a pain-stalking experience for them at first. but after 4 hour sessions of this, basically two weeks. their works were amazing.

i basically learned that kids can do well as long as you push them and give some type of restrictions. make sure to guide them of course. give them suggestions. let them see what you see of course without taking over it too much of course.

so anyway. going back. i`m gonna try and push myself on this brush pen idea. see where it goes. and maybe deal with traditional color pencils.

ill try to scan the sample drawing i did for the kids. although i didnt color it. the piece gives an idea to where i might i wanna go.
  • Listening to: our lady peace
  • Reading: up in the air
  • Watching: the end of the line
  • Eating: cupcake
  • Drinking: water

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capitanicopor Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
とてもすばらしい絵があります!!ガレリとスタイルも面白いです、すみません、さとうさんはどこに勉強しましたか、私は日本にイラストレーションを勉強しに行くつもりだので、今、大学を探しています、どの美術大学を勧められますか。
日本語も練習しているので、あなたはこのメッセージをわかること希望します

ども、

カミロ
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Shozen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
hey kamiro,
thanks for the message. i studied illustration in chicago in the US. thanks for the visit and the complement. when do you intend to study here in japan?
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capitanicopor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey thanks for the reply!, well I have been applying for the monbukagakusho scholarship for about 2 years ... with no results... however I feel that the next year is the year...if I got this scholarship, I will study in japan on 2013, I am planing to study a masters in visual communication, with enfaces on children's book illustration.... my dream is to create digital interactive books for children intended for iPad or any kind of digital tablet, is curious to know that you are a designer and also a teacher in a school for children... have you ever illustrated or design some kind of children's picture book?
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Hi Jay

I hope you don’t mind, but I featured your work in my FB note: “An Ode to Coffee”
[link]!/notes/john-paul-lakan-olivares/an-ode-to-coffee/10150199688466185
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PERSONALITATI Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
INVITATION
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS AND CARICATURES

- Cartoonists Association from Romania preparing a bigger exhibition.

- We invite you to participate in this cultural project.
For this you need to send the portrait or caricature of Ion Luca Caragiale ([link]) and/or Mihai Eminescu ([link])

- Will be printing a catalog of exhibition. All participants will receive the exhibition catalogue free of charge.

- Digital designs must have 300 dpi resolution and size 21x30 cm or bigger.

- You must send, also, artist photo and a brief biography. They will be printed on the album.

Email Addresses: muzeu_personalitati@yahoo.com ; ionita@personality.com.ro

The deadline for submission of drawings: 15 May 2011.

We wish you much success,
Nicolae Ionita (www.personality.com.ro/ionita.htm)
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ClutchoftheGGs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You have a lovely gallery!:)
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TenshiNoKage Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
dude...I am in one of your favs! hahaha awesome.
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Sprats-Lief Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
do u take requests???
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Shozen Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
what work are you looking to ask for?
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Sprats-Lief Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
a drawing of my OC possibly??
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