My favorite two

Introduce Japanese manga. From childhood, I’ve read a lot, this two masterpiece works. The interesting story is commonplace. Be evaluated only in painting, I like pretty as a work of art. 🙂 But, a few months ago, I was short of money selling. 😦

Parasyte (Kiseijū “Parasitic Beasts”)
is a manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki,
and published in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine from 1990 to 1995.

Parasyte centers on an teenaged boy named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasites invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi’s ear while he sleeps, but is stopped by his headphones; it accidentally burrows into one of his hands instead.
In the Japanese version, it takes over his right hand and is named Migi, after the Japanese word for ‘right’; Tokyopop’s version, in which the images are flipped horizontally, has the Parasite take over Shinichi’s left hand and named Lefty.
Because Migi infected Shinichi’s hand instead of his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect. This gives them an edge in battling the other Parasites, who frequently attack the pair. Initially other Parasites see them as an aberration that needs to be destroyed, but eventually come to see their pairing as a threat. Shinichi also feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who kill and eat humans for food.
From Wikipedia

Lone Wolf and Cub ( Kozure Ōkami)
is a manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima. First published in 1970, the story was adapted into six films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, four plays, a television series starring Yorozuya Kinnosuke, and is widely recognized as an important and influential work.

Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a dōtanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyū clan, he is forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigorō, they seek revenge on the Yagyū clan and are known as “Lone Wolf and Cub”.
From Wikipedia

Kumagai Morikazu (1880-1977)

Painter was called hermit. May be cut off contact with the art world, for 30 years, did not go outside the grounds of the home. He painted the simplistic, such as a picture of the child. He said “recognized a bad picture”,became a famous phrase.

「In some cases, draw a picture, do not know what to draw myself from the beginning, also new to me. Have you by drawing, but not in his come out, it is fun.」

「I can not tell you exactly the words. Even in one color in one line, performance, painting, it would depend on the draw. Blue is blue who can see. However, blue or any blue words, not exactly sure. I also explained in detail how much writing. I do not really trust the text.」

「Remains even in paper, also on campus, is the most beautiful not draw anything.」

Smiley face

Smiley face / 2011 / oil on canvas / 41×31cm
I wanted a poster of smileys. However, I do not find new and vintage are too expensive, I can not buy it. If so, I decided to draw on their own. Was able to be incomplete. Learned that by the arrangement of the eyes and mouth, the impression will change considerably.Salute to Mr. Harvey Ball! 🙂

Potted plants

Potted plants / 2012 / oil on canvas on cardboard / 74×23cm
Finally, the work of production this year,
I was able to include the level of satisfaction that can be introduced.
Is it a cactus or succulent, that is what by way of example,
we have created in the imagination.

Overall picture of the work, always looks in bad.
You going to do fine unevenness reflects the light of the paint? Picture this,
a portion of the texture and color? Stem? Leaves, I like the saucer.

I will nurture Bravo light

A part of work process

Where I finished painting the entire first.

… 😦

I did not like the color balance, I changed the background to white.
I want to stand out a little splint.

The darker the color of leaves, stems, I have to ensure that the part withered.
The black color of the pot.

Put the contrast to the background. Change color to yellow leaf I withered.
After this, instead of painted white saucer, then I repeat the detailed repaint.