Thursday, December 1, 2011

Random Fantasy Moment

I've been practicing too much anatomy stuff recently, so just taking a break. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upper Torso Study1

I've attended one of workshops at Charamake Gym(which stands for
Character Making Gym) taking place at amps. That day was focusing
on upper torso. They used really unique ways to teach so that was fun,
and of course I could understand about upper torso much deeper than
before. Hopefully this study shows some of my improvement in anatomy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Simple Modeling

My first character and environment I modeled in my life! I was overwhelmed
with MAYA first, but I'm slowly getting used to it. We'll start animation from
next week. I can't wait!

Monday, October 3, 2011


I just cleaned up one of my doodles. I guess i was hungry when i drew it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Business man & middle aged woman

Random character design from my sketchbook2. I'm getting used to Cintiq.
This thing makes my workflow much much faster, I love it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Punk Guy

Random character design from my sketchbook. Testing Cintiq I got last week.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop is one of my favorite TV-series anime on this season.
This heartwarming anime is done by Production I.G known for 
Ghost in the Shell

I love how character's acting choices are really subtle and believable.
There are lots of child characters in this anime but all of them are 
really realistic and cute in natural way not like moe. I'm pretty sure 
that they studied lot about kids. 

Really recommended for anime fans who's already tired of moe, 
real cuteness in here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vol.4 Cutesies

My illustration posted on July 16, "Child with Monster"was featured on
cutesies magazine at It's small on the page but it was
the first time for me to be exposed like this, so I'm pretty happy.

Check lots of cute illustrations at Vol.4 Cutesies here,

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kung Fu Panda2

I've watched Kung Fu Panda 2 today! I was waiting for this!!! Sucks
thing about living in Japan is that theater shows foreign movies sooo
late...I'm still waiting for Rango, Damn it! anyway

the movie was great! Lots of cool actions, funny gags, and impressive
acting. Generally, sequel tends to not really good, but this one was
awesome. Some actions were way too fast and I couldn't see what
characters exactly doing, but at least I could feel that there's speedy
fighting going on. I liked last one's story better but this one was good too.

I can't wait for DVD!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shinya's b-day

This is a drawing I did for my friend's birthday. He is studying architecture
so some how related to that.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Figure Drawing - July 2011

I really enjoy drawing but I often be too lazy to scan and edit my works...
finally finished uploading last month things.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sketches July~Aug 2011

I started to use pencil from last month. I like how it's easy to put tones.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Animation Mentor

I was accepted to Animation Mentor last week. The class is starting from
September and I'm so excited!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Quick sketch after watching Tangled again at Japan. Such a nice
animation and characters. I can watch again and again. I love it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Child with monster

another work for the contest at! I don't really like
working for background but i guess i did okay this time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time Exploration

This is a work I submitted for the contest at It's such a
good practice thinking of how character gets old or young.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Buddha(手塚治虫のブッダ -赤い砂漠よ!美しく-)

I've watched feature animation, Buddha which is an adaptation from Osamu
Tezuka's manga. I LOVE Tezuka's manga so I was expecting something
good, but It was pretty disappointing...

Weird acting, cheap super natural effect, and even one of voice acting was
so terrible so that some audience laughed because of that. From technical
view, they seem using 1's for scenes that they don't need and using 2's for
scenes that they should do in 1's. I can't believe that this happens on
feature animation. I didn't enjoy the story too.

If there's someone interested in this,I recommend to check original manga,
much better than this movie.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Figure Drawing - June 2011

Some of conte pencil drawings I couldn't put last time. I was experimenting with color pencil recently but I guess conte pencil works better for me.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sketches May~June 2011

My sketches during May and June. I've done most of sketches around station. Second ones are done in a figure drawing class that I go every week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Random illustration of Miku Hatsune. I just cleaned up(?) and colored my daily doodle.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Aim for the Top2! (トップをねらえ2!)

I've just finished watching all of Aim for the Top episodes. I really enjoyed
lots of classical robot anime expressions. Extreme actions and story,often
fool but somehow freakin cool! I could see the origin of Gurren Lagann.
Good stuff.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lupin The Third

Lupin III has been one of my favourite anime heros since I was little. So cool.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I watched Kick-ass today so I drew Hit girl. I didn't really like the story but there were some cool actions I guess.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Despicable Me

I got the DVD for Despicable Me so I drew 2 favorite characters from that.
Maybe the first fan art in my blog.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Figure Drawing - April ~ June 2011

Some figure drawings done between April and June.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Animatable Cloth tests

I'm trying to design a character for some simple flash animation practice.
exploring for appealing and also animatable design...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Old Couple

Continuing from last one, a practice for old characters...
I'm really busy getting driver's licence now. can't draw much recently...Darn it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Design Festa33

Last weekend, I went to Design Festa! It's basically a event for all creative
things. I went there to see mainly illustrations but I saw lots of other
interesting and inspiring creations there. Such an awesome event for
all artists!


Here's some pics

These are some post cards with crazily cute illustrations I got.
Japan is filled with CUTE things! I love it!!!

If you're interested in artists from these post cards, I've put some of artist's
links in "Great Inspirations"(right corner), so visit them! Most of links with
(JP)s are links added for that. (JP) stands for Japanese website by the way.
You can use translation website if you need.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Old Man

Back to character type practice. I found that it's pretty fun drawing old
people. This was inspired by a man I saw in train today. I liked his glasses.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mean Twins

little break from drawing not familiar character types. Drawing kids is so much fun!!!

Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below(星を追う子ども) Review

I've just watched Makoto Shinkai's(known for 5 Centimeters per Second)
new feature anime film, Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.

here's Trailer

Same as 5 Centimeters per Second, it shows lots of really well painted
background and I could see how Shinkai really focuses on making a
beautiful picture. Every frame got nice lighting and composition,
so beautiful.

There was big difference in story comparing to his old films. He often
showed somehow realistic and nostalgic love stories, but this time, it
was ghibli-like adventure story which is good for family. Personally,
I like this one better because it's so simple and got happy ending(some
people might say different opinion about ending but I assume as that).
5 Centimeter per Second is kinda depressing for me...

I could smell Ghibli-ish style from trailer like character designs, but
it really had Ghibli's influence than I thought. Some points I noticed are
how character's hair reacts with character's emotion(think of Nausicaa,
when she got mad in the scene when her dad was killed) , and how
character eats.(specifically, how character chews. It really reminded me
of Ghibli) These factors made me feel like this film is less original.

Overall, I really satisfied with this film. I think it was really well
animated for whole film and got good actings for anime. All technical
things aside, I could enjoy this film until the end without getting bored.
At least it was good enough to make me cry. I've watched several new
feature animes since I backed to Japan, and this one is the best so far.
I don't know when it's shown in US or Canada, but animators should
watch it. totally worth it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sexy(?) Girl

I'm trying to get various character types as possible as I can! I tried
"sexy character" this time but I think it's not sexy enough...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tough Guy

Random character I developed from my sketches. It's so tough to draw guy for me...