for those who give up easily ... (by Azusa Ushio)Shiro KotobukiMore Like This
Although Shiro Kotobuki became paralyzed from the neck down in a motorcycle accident 22 years ago, the illustrator refused to give up and didn't want to become a burden to his family.
So, he reached deep down inside himself and discovered a creative side, a talent he never knew he had.
Today, holding a stylus in his mouth, Kotobuki, real name Hiroshi Kobayashi, uses a graphics tablet to draw illustrations of "moe," fictional perfect young girls, at his home in the city's Tonemachi district.
He also published a textbook on illustrations two years ago to inspire disabled people.
"I want to find more meaning in things I do," Kotobuki, 44, said. "I want to share my courage with other disabled people."
A former motorcycle enthusiast, Kotobuki was a senior at Tokyo University of Science in the fall of 1991 when he had an accident on his way home on a motorcycle. He injured his cervical spine.
He initially thought it would heal soon. But no matter how much time went by, his lim
The Opposite of Speed Painting (by Matt Kohr)If youtube viewers (in general) have decided that speed painting is awesome, what must the opposite be? Is painting slowly a waste of time? In this post I'll argue that painting slowly not only saves time, but creates much better results.More Like This
The Allure of Speed Painting
I've talked about this particular issue in previous videos, so I'll be brief here. In short, speed paint videos create a very unrealistic expectation for art-making. Art takes time. Period. Not only are these youtube videos showcasing a sub-optimal painting method, they're also speeding up the playback to an absurd degree. It's totally understandable that a new digital artist might feel disheartened at the slow pace of their own mark-making after watching such videos. So if you're in this boat - you're not alone. The video below elaborates on this issue, as well as painting 'silhouettes' (and other visual development shorthand). So if