Tuesday, December 23, 2014

[Radio] Arashi Discovery of 23Dec14 / Arashi Discovery del 23Dic14

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2014.12.23 AD - Draw from the heart.

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!

"If I am touched by the model’s eyes, I start drawing from the eyes. If I am touched by the model’s nape, I start drawing from the nape. If, by then, the arms or the hair or the legs are thrown out of order, or that the left is longer than the right, it does not matter. The impression conveyed from the picture is simply whether there is an original intention or not."

[BGM ‘Wish’]

That’s a good quote.
This is a quote by the Japanese international artist, Fujita Tsuguharu-san, also known as Leonard Fujita-san. This was sent in by listener Mii-san. The message reads:
"Ohno-kun, you’ve mentioned that you often start drawing from the subject’s eyes. Has that changed? Do you also draw from the eyes when drawing animals?"

I see. Let’s see… Why do I start drawing from the eyes? If I’m not mistaken, I’m drawing dogs now… I draw starting from the eyes, too. For me, if I don’t start with the eyes, I can’t get it balanced. Ah, often artists draw a 十 and sketch in the outlines and can immediately get it all balanced. But I can’t seem to do that. I usually start from the left eye. Mm.

I’d draw a left eye, then if I can draw the right eye too… I’d draw the left eye, draw the nose, and then if that comes to life, I figure that the right eye should work too.

Well, I draw the eyes, the eyebrows, the nose, the mouth. I almost never sketch any outlines. That’s right, so, um, I just draw by eye. If it doesn’t look right to me when drawing the eyes, it can’t progress. Mm.

So for example, well, if I were to draw the mouth and nose first and then finally the eyes, I personally wouldn’t be able to accept that and it’d be kinda tough. So if I draw the eyes and they come to life, I sorta feel at ease. Mm.

So that’s the way I draw things. But what’s interesting is that when making sculptures, I start by making the nose. I’d make the nose, then the eyes and the mouth. For drawings, I kinda have a vision. Usually, I’d have a certain image in mind. And then I gradually get closer to the image in my head.

For sculptures, surprisingly, I’d be wondering, "what can I create?" Mm. I’d be making it without thinking of anything. Then while making it, it’d become an interesting face or something. That used to happen a lot in the past. Not knowing what I could come up with was the interesting part.

But I still haven’t finished my picture of the dog. Um, I’ve been doing choreography. Naturally, I’ve gotta do that first. Of course. Still, this year has been pretty busy, right? There’s Kouhaku as well. So once the new year begins. Next year, I’ll kinda… um, from the first day of the new year, I’ll shut myself in and do that! (laughs) I’ll shut myself in and finish that dog picture and visit my parents!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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