I repeat I am not impressed by people who draw/copy photographs

Please stop suggesting them to me with the idea I would like them. Technical skill does not equal artistic prowess.

As an artist there are many things I have learned. 2 of the most important are
  1. There will always be people who don’t like what I create
  2. Not to give a damn about them
When I draw an AKB48 member’s portrait I want to make sure it says either as much about her as one image can or it expresses one or a few very prominent qualities about her personality

I want my portraits to help spread AKB48’s popularity around the world and help people to learn about the diversity of the members

I’m drawing Rina Kawaei’s portrait and I have to admit it is a tough one

Not so much the execution but the interpretation. It hasn’t been too long since the incident so I want to portray the innocence of Rina. But I also want the portrait to be inspirational. It is a tricky balance. I’ve started over twice already.

One thing I refuse to do is show her “baka” persona. Rina may actually be that way but in my portrait of her she won’t be.

koisurufortunecephalopod:

sumo0172:

koisurufortunecephalopod:

okay but seriously people whose oshis are senbatsu members

how do you function

like your oshis are constantly in things and everywhere how do you deal with that and not die

It is impossible to see everything. A few years back Sae was doing this promotion with horse racing. I have no idea what she did, for how long and honestly I didn’t really care. I supported her efforts as much as I could but really how was I a person in America going to help a promotion for Japanese horse racing. Like you said popular senbatsu members pop up everywhere and almost everyday. You can’t keep up with everything and if you did that is kind of sad.

ah that is a good point. 

and also thinking about it, a large reason that i get so excited about shiichan being in units or shows or getting any screentime is usually just because it’s more rare, so if she were senbatsu status like sae and pretty much everywhere everyday it probably would be a little less surprising and in the same vein less overwhelming to me i suppose?

Shiichan like so many other veteran members deserves to be on everywhere and all the time too

Josh Gates is one of the coolest human beings on the planet. I’ve met him a few times and he was always laid back and funny.

But he is shorter that I thought

(Source: filminmotion)

intertnet:

Is there a scholarship for trying

Yes actually. Try looking it up

koisurufortunecephalopod:

okay but seriously people whose oshis are senbatsu members

how do you function

like your oshis are constantly in things and everywhere how do you deal with that and not die

It is impossible to see everything. A few years back Sae was doing this promotion with horse racing. I have no idea what she did, for how long and honestly I didn’t really care. I supported her efforts as much as I could but really how was I a person in America going to help a promotion for Japanese horse racing. Like you said popular senbatsu members pop up everywhere and almost everyday. You can’t keep up with everything and if you did that is kind of sad.