#DESKWATCH is a project that shines the spotlight on creators of illustrations, manga, anime, videos, music…. and their work environment. Discover how these gems of creativity are born, and what kind of tools professional creators use through photos and interviews!
This time, we had the opportunity to have a chat with the popular illustrator Kamogawa and learn more about Kamogawa's grand illustrations with a modern touch to it. Did you know that Kamogawa made pro debut as an illustrator a mere half a year since starting to draw? Let's dive into the mysterious world of Kamogawa who hasn't released any information about his/her age or gender!
Master of modern and vibrant colors to create optical illusions
You can't survive if you don't understand the feelings of the Japanese
- So you lived in Kyoto when you were younger. How long has it been since you started illustrating work?
"To pay attention to feelings" I guess.... I don't mean this in a bad way, but it's my observation that people who like illustrations and manga tend to be slightly conservative. They may get some prejudices against the work based on the sex or gender of the illustrator....... In order to avoid that, I haven't revealed my age or gender.
Using all five senses when drawing females
The most important thing is muscles?! A macho yet girly workplace
Your choice of the chair you use is important in this case. I used to get stiff, aching shoulders and headaches when I used to use a typical office chair. However, after choosing a chair suitable for myself, my posture became better and I stopped getting back or shoulder aches.
The key to success, from an illustrator who debuted after just half a year
With the weights and aroma oils, Kamogawa has managed to create a workspace unique to him/herself.
Making Kamogawa's professional debut in just half a year is no easy feat, but Kamogawa managed to receive job offer after offer. Kamogawa may appear to be a genius, but Kamogawa's rich experiences beyond the world of illustrations, and meticulous self-production cannot be doubted.
Even if you don't have much experience in the field of creation, you may be able to find something uniquely yours based on your own awareness. Look for your own strengths, and polish them to carve your path to success.
Find Kamogawa's 15minute drawing video here!
This serialization watches the inspiring desks of creators, and observes as they strive to deliver the best quality work.
Well then, till next time!