Posted by: Ji-L87 | June 17, 2010

“You too can be an artist” is an interesting show

I just thought I’d give a little heads up and tell you about an interesting TV show NHK is currently airing: “あなたもアーティスト 誰でも描ける背景スケッチ” or “You too can be an artist – Scenery sketches that anyone can draw”, starring Masuya Osamu, who worked as a background artist for Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (just so you know he knows his stuff). In this show he teaches two pupils (which seem to be some kind of celebrities, I haven’t really bothered reading their bios on the homepage), but more importantly, you some simple but effective techniques for drawing the scenery around us.
There’s also an offical textbook for sale but I have no idea if that’s worth finding a way to import. . .

At the moment there’s only two episodes uploaded on Nico Nico Douga* but hopefully some kind soul will upload the next one soon. Not only because that’s how I watch the show but also because the next episode focuses on painting trees and that sounds genuinely interesting.

(Oh and there’s a thread over @ Futaba Channel where users talk about the show and posts their related artwork).

For those of you who instead prefer watching movies of people drawing people (and there’s a ton of them on Nico), look for the “yatte mita” (やってみた) category on the main page and then proceed to the sub category called “kaite mita” (描いてみた).

Aaaand that’s all I had to say.

*Both episodes seems to have been deleted : / Youtube doesn’t have it either. I hope that the 3rd episode will be uploaded but I wouldn’t count on it actually happening. . .


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