“ Transparent picture that you would want to stare at forever”
That is my theme. And maybe add a little spice to it.
A person who comes to the events differs from the exhibition I attend. So, I think about what kind of picture will remain in people’s heart more.
I would like a lot of people to remember my piece.
I want people to be happy by seeing my drawings.
When I was young, my brother liked anime and games. And we had Slayers (light novel) at home.
I was curious about how they colored the drawings.
But I lived in the countryside. It didn’t have any art materials.
So I used the water-color paint that I bought at school.
I was a member of the art club and illustration club when I was in high school.
I participated in the art show and my illustration had a really good reputation.
So I simply thought of doing an illustration.
I wanted to go to the illustration related art academy.
But for my parents, they were anxious about me going down a path where it’s uncertain whether you can survive or not.
I had done everything my parents asked me to do through then, and finally was able to persuade them after fighting and crying for half a year.
In the end, I went to the art academy. The things that I learned there have been very useful for me through now.
When I was going to produce an original artwork, there was a time that I was wondering whether I should go towards something art-related or illustration-related. I attended a post-card exhibition in Osaka, those days.
Then, my anime-ish illustrations were odd. Other people were more painter-like.
Those people told me about Sakura Exhibition. They told me that there are many kinds of people participating.
So I attended and was selected as a member of UK exhibition. This made me very happy.
I thought I might be able to slowly move in this direction.
I won’t show my drawings even to my close friends. I get nervous to have them see in front of me.
So, I don’t know their reactions. And because of that, I was pleased to be chosen as a member of UK exhibition.
If you participate in sokubaikai (art exhibition and sales event), there are lots of people who have the same hobby like me.
That is very fun.
I have a goal to win a prize at the large exhibition like Sakura Exhibition.
I feel a strong sense of confidence in each line drawn by writers and painters who draw in analog.
Even drawing in analog, I want to acquire a skill so that I don’t need to draw over and over again.
It doesn’t mean that you need to complete an illustration by analog. If I was asked instantly to draw a picture on a paper, I want to draw a high-quality picture.
I also would like to draw for a magazine cover.
Interviewed month：May, 2014
Nekoya-san was already determined that she would draw for living when she grew up since she was a little girl.
Until 6th grade, she was practicing her drawings using Oekakisensei (it is a magnetic-backed toy that you can draw a picture or write on a screen). Using this toy on your lap, no one could see her drawing and she was able to erase it quickly.