KAGAYA General questions about how to paint или часто задаваемые вопросы!
Q How do you draw and paint your paintings ?
A I use a computer in my painting.
I paint thoroughly on computer with an electric pen called graphic tablet like with a brush on canvas, looking at a monitor of the computer.
* I used to paint with a brush or an airbrush in acrylic paint until 1995.
In the studio
Q Do you draw and paint thoroughly by hand ?
A Yes, I do.I usually finish my works solely by painting ( on behalf of drawing ) with a graphic tablet by hand.
When I work out a composition, however,
I use so called 3D computer graphics or photographs.
* some of my illustrations of celestial bodies are finished with 3DCG technique.
Q Do you paint real persons or models ?
Or do you paint imaginary figures ?
A model in clothes helps me by posing
Q How do you make a composition ?
To start up, I draw a rough idea-sketch on paper by hand. I get most of my ideas in my daily life. They might come up to me from my memory or inspiration I got when I traveled various places in the world or when looked up the starry sky.
Q How long do you take for a piece of work ?
I don't take much time in rough-sketching on paper, nonetheless I cannot tell exactly how long it takes to make out my imagination on computer. In some cases I make rough-sketches and reserve them for a few years, and in others I make up rough-sketches in several minutes and go straight to paint them.