We interviewed Aiuabo who creates charming girls and colorful scenery!
Colorful scenery where you could feel the seasons, with a cute and charming girl in the center! We interviewed the artist Aiuabo who creates such lovely artwork, and asked about their secrets and tips!
Let's find out the secret to Aiuabo's lovely scenery!
Aiuabo： I guess the anime I saw during high school.
It's called "D.C Da Capo". I discovered the artist "Naru Nanao", and copied her art back then.
That's how I started drawing girls.
Aiuabo： I would say... the head.
The size, shape, position of the eye... everything about the head.
Aiuabo： Yes. I think I focus on the shape of the face the most.
Aiuabo：Um, in the past I studied a lot of artist sune's artwork. Recently, I think about DSmile's artwork more.
...But I might have shifted recently again...lol. I take inspiration from many different artists.
Aiuabo：Since I love expressing the season, I try to draw things that represents them. I do an image search for ideas.
Other times I just think "I want to draw XX". Or "I want this flower to have an important role in the artwork".
Aiuabo：Yes. It's easier to come up with a scene when the character is already decided.
For the decors in the background, I can just draw things she would surround herself with.
For example, if I wanted to draw a garden, I would think something like "She probably walked through this path" and draw that.
Aiuabo：Yes. The girls are the main character of my artwork. The props like cakes or frogs would be the supporting character. I want the main character and the supporting character to be noticeable.
I do worry that if I don't change around the supporting character, the viewers wouldn't know if the artwork is new or old.
So I try to draw things I have never drawn before.
Aiuabo：I realized I have a hard time drawing dogs...
Aiuabo：The face is difficult... and the fluffy fur. It's easy to over do the fur, and make the dog look like it's out of place in the artwork...
Maybe it's because I don't like dogs that much lol.
Aiuabo：Maybe frogs, although I wouldn't touch them.
Aiuabo：I tend to choose 1 or 2 colors to be the main theme.
The artwork I posted yesterday, I had the desire to express the rain season with pink as the main color, so that's what I did.
Aiuabo：After I draw everything, I add a layer with a light color on multiply, with about 45% opacity. Then I adjust the colors, so maybe that's why the colors seem to blend well.
Aiuabo：I adjust the hue, saturation, and curves after I add that layer.
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