Learning to draw involves a lot of time and effort, but it’s a very rewarding experience. To find the perfect drawing technique, you only need to look around and practice, but the results are great. The best way to practice is to ask friends, family, coworkers, or someone who takes serious pleasure in drawing your favorite characters!
Do you have any hobbies and/or interests besides drawing?
I have some interests as well. One is my favorite hobby—playing video games. I also like to watch movies in my free time, and I enjoy watching TV shows. My favorite anime is Kannagi. I’ve been listening to “Fandun” since I was 10 years old. I have an interest in Japanese mythology and history, and I love to try to learn some English (especially when I’m alone). I’m planning to take a year in Japan so I can attend university, and I’ll do some research and try to start up a business in Japan, which I may also do at some point. I’ve got a few ideas, but I think for now I’m just going to sit back and enjoy the time I have in Japan.
Did you travel overseas during your childhood?
I’ve been planning to travel for almost two years now, but there weren’t a lot of opportunities to travel. I did have a lot of adventures though, so I went all over Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Japan was definitely my favorite country. It’s definitely the best place to learn how to draw. I think it takes anywhere between 5 and 7 years of travel to get it right.
How did you learn how to draw?
I learned how to draw when I was about 7 years old, and it was very difficult to explain. At that age, I drew in my bedroom on the back wall of my room. I was in my third-grade class, and my parents were really supportive. They gave me lots of lessons by showing me a few illustrations they had. When I was 8 or 9 years old, I started learning by reading books. One book by Aida Matsuhisa was a great tool.
What type of illustration do you like doing the most?
My current favorite is a little boy, holding a gun. He’s so small at that age, but he’s also so beautiful. I’m pretty jealous of all of their fans.
Have you ever gotten any hate mail?
The only time I