Creator Interview: Torigoe Takumi (8/14) | Tokyo Otaku Mode Gallery

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Creator Interview
*Name: Torigoe Takumi
*Experience: I’ve drawn pictures for as long as I can remember, but I started to take drawing seriously when I was in my third year of high school.
*Creator's Mypage: http://otakumode.com/4ffb8737fe4aa3a8240001f1/posts

Q&A
Q1: What do you draw the most of?
A1: I draw a lot of original and Vocaloid art.

Q2: Do you have any words for TOM?
A2: It’s really fun to be able to know a variety of creators’ works. I also want people not only in Japan but all over the world to know me.

Q3: What made you want to start drawing?
A3: I’m a huge fan of Dragon Ball, and I used to draw Dragon Ball on the backside of pamphlets and anything else I could get my hands on.

Q4: How do you draw?
A4: About six months ago, I started doing everything on the computer, from sketching the rough draft to creating a finished piece. From time to time, I also do the rough sketch on paper and finish it on the computer.

Q5: What was your most difficult work?
A5: http://otakumode.com/photo/240208236739821568/1
This one was quite troublesome because of the complexity of all of the lines.

Q6: Which work has been the most well received?
A6: http://otakumode.com/photo/211917555642662912/1
This work has been very popular; even I like it. The inspiration for this piece came from a Twitter post I saw that talked about noticing a high school girl on a train who was carrying archery equipment for her school club. The choice for the background is obvious, but I was liberal with how I arranged it.

Q7: Which work took the longest to complete?
A7: http://otakumode.com/photo/217796730857455616/1
I did this piece while doing a web stream on Stickam. I think it took about 40 hours to complete. The character only took about 30 minutes so the majority of the time was spent on the background.

Q8: Which work are you most pleased with?
A8: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/4
This is a tough question. There are other works I like just as much, but this piece in particular left quite an impression on me.

Q9: Which work were you the most particular on?
A9: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/5
I try to incorporate my other hobbies and interests into my work. Similar to Trevor Brown’s art, I wanted to create an “injured girl” piece using a character like Ayanami Rei from Evangelion. Since I often do Vocaloid pieces using a “robotic” or “living doll” motif, I decided to go with the living doll motif on this piece as well to create a completely dreary and inhuman feel.

Q10: Which work’s background were you the most particular about?
A10: http://otakumode.com/photo/237761610725195776/1
This piece is of Miki Sayaka from Madoka Magica. The background is of a factory scene from the anime and I obsessed over making sure the mood of the piece fit the scene from the anime. This is the second piece I have done based on Madoka Magica, and I have to say I like it the best.

Q11: Which work are you most proud of?
A11: http://otakumode.com/photo/228227032784306176/1
What if characters from Evangelion were put into the world of Gantz? That is the theme of this piece. This was quite an interesting experiment, and its a really cool piece if I do say so myself.

Q12: What is your flashiest work?
A12: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/8
I have many dark pieces, so I challenged myself to draw a bright and invigorating piece.

Q13: What is your simplest work?
A13: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/9
This piece is of Terra and Ultros from Final Fantasy VI. It’s just a quick sketch. Does that count as simple?

Q14: What is your most artistic piece?
A14: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/10
I want to draw many more illustrations in this sort of style.

Q15: Tell us about a fanart piece that you like the most.
A15: http://otakumode.com/photo/187986152274264064/1
This piece is of Akemi Homura from Madoka Magica. Originally this started out as just a quick scribble, but I came back to it after some time to practice with some new colors and I ended up finishing it.

Q16: Tell us about an illustration of a character you like.
A16: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/12
The character I like the most is Mami from Madoka Magica. From the time the anime was first broadcast up until now, she still my favorite character. I still haven’t done a cool illustration of her though...

Q17: Tell us about an illustration of a supporting character you like.
A17: A supporting character that I like is Nakazawa-kun from Madoka Magica. However, I’m sorry to say that I still haven’t done an illustration of him, so I have nothing to introduce. I also like the character Poorfag-chan, who seems to be popular overseas.

Q18: What are your favorite colors?
A18: I like calming colors like sepia tones and dark blues.

Q19: Do you like drawing girls, boys, or animals the most?
A19: I overwhelmingly prefer drawing girls. Other than for work, I very rarely draw males.

Q20: How do you practice drawing?
A20: I don’t really practice; I just draw what I like.

Q21: Tell us about an original piece that you like the most.
A21: http://otakumode.com/photo/211917555642662912/1
It’s the same piece I said for question six. It seems that my tastes are much in line with my fans’.

Q22: Tell us about your latest work.
A22: http://otakumode.com/photo/240208236739821568/1
It’s the same piece I said for question five.

Q23: Could you show us some of your art tools?
A23: I am currently using SAI and an Intuos 4 tablet. I don’t have a picture, so I unfortunately have nothing to share.

Q24: Could you show us a draft illustration?
A24: http://otakumode.com/photo/247519060638564352/13
All of my recent works are still very rough.

Q25: Could we see something you are currently working on?
A25: The piece I am currently working on is for work, so I unfortunately cannot show it. There are others that are just scribbles, but I have much more I want to draw on them.

Q26: Is there any work you did to commemorate something?
A26: I haven’t done any commemorative illustrations yet. I don’t really do illustrations for things like holidays or changes in season.

Q27: Which work exemplifies your style?
A27: http://otakumode.com/photo/221417951780143104/1
I think everything I have shown so far equally exemplifies my style. But assuming that I could only pick one, it would be this piece. More than being a lovely piece, I think I like this piece the most because it is saturated with surrealism and drama.

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