We interviewed the famous artist, En Morikura. She creates a colorful and delicate atmosphere!【PR】
Artist En Morikura is known worldwide, and we had the chance to do a special interview!
We took this chance to get to know how she creates her amazing artwork!
Illustrator. Her characters has soft hair that makes you want to touch it, and eyes that gets your attention. She captures the cuteness of girls in their every day life with soft colors.
Known for: Character design of Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI, Anime "Neko ga Kureta Marui Shiawase", special New Years postcard for Japan Post, etc.
About her artwork
En Morikura: I decide the theme, and sketch all the different composition I can come up with. Then I compare them, and choose the one that seems the most effective.
En Morikura: Often from people in the streets, magazines, photos, and videos. But I also get inspiration from things around me if it speaks to me ,such as animals, plants, foods, packages, etc.
When I try to add movement to the hair like you do, it becomes messy...
En Morikura: I think when drawing the lineart, if you think about the hair strands, movement, and contrast in the lines, the hair becomes soft and easy to add movements.
While painting, the highlights, shadows, and colors can totally change how the hair feels, so you have to experiment and find the style that works for you.
En Morikura: When I see something that has room for improvement, I think of that as an assignment. I study artwork that I can look up to, and I try to do it my self. I keep repeating that.
En Morikura: I feel that way all the time, but if I start being depressed about it, it can take a while to recover. So I think about why it doesn't look like the way I want, but not overthink, and just move my hands. If I am hungry or sleepy, I might overthink as well, so it's important for me to eat and sleep well.
About FUN'S PROJECT
En Morikura: I create prints that are the highest quality that I have ever created, and try to build new types of merchandise.
En Morikura: The thing that amazed me the most is the color quality of the copy print. Also I never seen such skills with embroidery.
En Morikura: I used to schedule the print, and find ways to sell on my own. I did the best I could, but with my limited budget and knowledge, it was very difficult. With FUN'S PROJECT, I can talk to someone who specializes in printing, and it was easy to try out different colors and different items. I can see my illustration used with many types of products, and look for new possibilities.
En Morikura: I hope that with the support of FUN'S PROJECT, we could keep finding merchandises that people love and enjoy my illustration.
En Morikura: Thank you so much for your continued support!
I will keep trying to create artwork that touches your heart, and I hope you keep enjoying them.
En Morikura's illustration is turned into a beautiful merchandise using the advanced printing technique, "Primo art".
[ Reproduction ]
[ Acrylic art ]
Light will transmit with acrylic boards, so you can enjoy placing it on various places with different lights which would change the mood of the artwork.
[ Postcard ]
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