"pixiv ONE" is a one-hour drawing event that is broadcasted live on pixiv. After receiving tons of positive feedback for its first event, the second event is finally here! The highly anticipated second event is held on June 10 (Sunday) at a space specially installed for "pixiv MARKET" inside Sunshine City, Ikebukuro.
The second event of pixiv ONE can be viewed live or through online broadcast. Two popular illustrators who will be joining this event are Mai Yoneyama and Kei Mochizuki! The event is finally taking place this weekend and Torako, who was in charge of being the commentator in the first event, is here to unravel the two creators' enthusiasm for the second event.
I want to demonstrate my "hysterical strength"
I have never drawn anything within an hour before, so I'm very nervous right now. Especially because I'll be drawing together with the popular Mochizuki... (laughs)
── You also look like you can draw very fast, Mochizuki. I mean, you keep uploading new illustrations.
Tablets are much preferred after all
The main reason is iPad allows me to draw without much of a hassle. Also, I can produce rough drawings using Procreate. I'm the kind of person whose drawing time is heavily influenced by the types of tools that I use. I've tried CLIP STUDIO before, but I end up fussing over the little details and taking too much time.
Drawing while "sleeping"
Yes, that tends to happen.
── So you also draw while lying down in bed, Mochizuki?
You draw everything while lying down? Even commissioned works?
The two creators' opinions on the first pixiv ONE event
I regularly check the works of the four artists who joined the first event. Being able to watch these people draw within a limited amount of time that is an hour was such a new and fun experience. I remember how Naoki Saito drew his sketch on a piece of paper first (like he normally does) before giving it a digital form; he didn't skip a single step and he still managed to produce a neat background.
── None of them omitted any huge step for the event; they really just drew like they normally do. It was hard to believe (laughs).
Painting wise, I'd say sousou's was the most interesting. He's got the best concept.
I have so much fun learning about new things through an event like this.
The new theme is "rain"
"Rain" is a spectacle and, honestly, I'm still pondering on what to draw because I don't usually draw spectacles.
In my opinion, "rain" will be easier to express if I create an illustration that has a story in it, but maybe I should create an illustration which overall visual motif is "rain". Either way, I hope to incorporate the theme well in my illustration.
Yoneyama's illustrations are very scenic, I can't wait to see how your illustration will turn out!
── I have the impression that people who work in the animation industry tend to picture their illustrations as moving images.
"Believe" in one's style
Being able to properly incorporate the things that inspire you in your works is a terrific feat.
Live streaming should be "easy" to do
── Is pixiv Sketch LIVE easy to use?
── It's convenient because we can start streaming right from a web browser.
Making the market of doujinshi cashless
── The benefit of this "cashless" app does not stop only at the elimination of coins; it can also be utilized to manage various things as data. I feel like this app has many potentials.
── The idea of drawing live with all of these people watching may feel like a lot of pressure to you both, but we're all looking forward to your good performance!
The two creators will participate in pixiv ONE, which will start from 14:00 JST on June 10, 2018 (Sun.)!
So, how did you like the interview? You can watch pixiv ONE live from 14:00 JST on June 10 (Sun.) by going to the site which will be specially installed for "pixiv MARKET" or by accessing the URL below. It will be an hour filled with superb skills and anticipation, so be sure to enjoy it to the fullest!
- Mai Yoneyama
An animator and illustrator. He is well-known as a highly skilled creator. As an illustrator, he has been entrusted to design the illustration for "Racing Miku 2016", the character design of the anime "Kiznaiver", and to be the production and animation director of the ending video in "DARLING in the FRANXX", a 2018 anime.
- Kei Mochizuki
- A young illustrator who is gaining popularity for his edgy design. He does all of his drawings with a tablet. His participation as an illustrator ranges from character design in the video game industry to literature. He illustrators the cover arts for "Enmado sara no suiri kitan", a novel series by Kanata Kimoto.