Echoing

If you keep bluffing all the time, sometimes the empty words become reality. 
Speaking of bluffs, the most famous man known for in the US failed to make it real. 

In the spring last year, I made a manga about a wealthy man. The setting of his character is impractical and his words are full of contradictions. 

There are so many aspects in one thing. But if a ray of light keeps shedding on only one aspect, it will burn just like concentrating the sun’s energy with a magnifying glass. 
But it makes you feel better saying the same things other people are saying and sometimes it’s even enjoyable; just like chatting about a funny TV show in a class room. 

But the masses find the seemingly absolutely right things and make a buzz. 
I feel that the chain of the seemingly absolutely right things are making the world much smaller than it is. 

The world will collapse if the politicians running the country say only bluffs. They would be only criticized. 
If this was happening in Japan, when the role of a bad guy disappears from the stage, maybe we would not notice the essence of things does not lay in him. 

We assume that there is conspiracy in everything happening in this world. 

Like clusters. 

I want to refrain from the habit to be attracted to go to a bright space.
Someone’s seemingly right tweets are echoing, always. 

chikara

I’ve been commissioned to make a storyboard

I’ve been commissioned to make a storyboard which will be used in a presentation for a national level event. 

I’m so thankful that Mr. O found me and my talent also Mr. A introduced me to the person who is organizing the event. 

When I saw some collections of storyboards made by Studio Ghibli I felt that the staged expressions of time and space activate the special imagination that I don’t usually use. 

コマ割りを登る人。

chikara

Painting on the walls

The other day, mokumoku studio was commissioned to paint on the walls of an IT company’s office in Tokyo. 

The request was to make a sumi-ink type of painting with some illustrated images of things the company is developing. 

We are of course used to painting on paper and even ipad but didn’t have many chances to paint on the walls. When you think of sumi-ink painting, you often see the smudge effects and the blurring touch with lots of water used but it is difficult to reproduce that on slippery walls…. so we used sponges and brushes to convey the sumi-ink touch. We were so concentrated that didn’t realize it was so late and we were hungry. 

The office itself is quite unique. It’s got shoji windows and chandeliers.. we believe our painting added a nice spice to it!! Most importantly, the client was very happy with the work we did so we are happy about it!!  

We are hoping to have another opportunity like this and also realized how fun it is to make a large scale painting…