May 7, 2017

新緑

天気のよい土曜日、ふと空を見上げたら、こんな景色が目に入った。
若々しい緑があまりにきれいで、家に帰ってすぐ筆をとり水彩で描いてみた。




描きながら、漫画を描きまくってた小学生の頃、シーンの変わり目にこういう画をよく描いたのを思い出した。その頃の少女漫画によく使われてた手法を真似したんだと思う。梢と空。日本の漫画や映画、絵巻物にしても、こういう一見ストーリーと全く関係ないような「間」が、いつも面白いと思っていた。それが全体に奥行きを生むというか。

そのせいかはわからないけど、私の絵にも空白が多いと思う。美術の先生によく「バックをちゃんと塗りなさい」と注意された。小さい時はただ大きな空白を塗るのが面倒くさかっただけだったと思うのだけど、大人になってからは作ったばかりの下地や紙自体の白がとてもきれいに思えて、それを残しておきたいという気持ちがする事も多い。作品は自分が上に描いたものだけでなく、素材を含めてその物全体だといつも思っている。

April 26, 2017

New Website

I don't know if I've announced it here, so I will: I have re-designed my website. I use Wix and it makes it so much easier to customize stuff around! Thanks Wix!

Screenshot of my home page.
What do you think?

I love the "drag-and-drop" feature – you can be pretty intuitive. I am curious what you use for your website? I've heard Wordpress is pretty good, too...

Since I switched to Wix, I've been pretty good at updating my website with new work, but I update my Instagram account the most with new sketches and finished visuals (with bits of my daily life), so please follow me there.

If you know friends who loves art, illustration, who are art directors or agents, please spread the words by letting them know the link to my site! 
https://www.yorikony.com/

xo



March 21, 2017

Live Painting @ Airbnb Press Dinner


In the end of February, Airbnb invited me to work as an on-site artist at their press dinner. I painted postcard-size watercolors from the media guests' vacation photos - it was challenging because of the number of pictures to be painted in the given time, but fun All the guests seemed very excited about having an artist paint from their photos live. Everyone was happy to bring home my paintings and it made me feel good. 


 

Above was my work desk of the night :) The event took place at the second floor event space of Haven's Kitchen in Chelsea. The staff was all very kind. I'd like to do a lunch sometimes.

The Bucket List Family—this amazing young family who travels around the globe—was the night's co-host and it was great to meet this adventurous couple and got to paint from one of their beautiful photos. I wish I had more time to talk to the interesting guests, most of them editors/writers; that is my only regret as I was too busy painting!


Thank you Aribnb for the wonderful opportunity!
And thank you Holly from DKC News for providing me with some of the pictures here.
You can see some of them at my portfolio site, too.

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