Cannabis, with his excellence in sketching, austere color usage, compositional sense, and unique style of painting, has gotten him quite a number of really enthusiastic fans. Though, I’m of course sure that there are just as many people who hate him too (laughs). So, in today’s column, I’ll reveal the secret to the austere color usage in his artwork.
He’s great at crazy artwork.
And the truth is, in his crazy stay-at-home lifestyle, despite living as an illustrator, he doesn’t care about how he paints. For example, he limits his painting supplies to those available in the stationary corner at the convenience store on the 1st floor of his apartment building. Basically, he only uses a children’s sketch book and a pack of 12 watercolors, along with lead and coloring pencils.
Furthermore, he doesn’t really replace materials when he runs out, since the convenience store does not sell painting materials individually.
So, for example, when he runs out of light blue, he’ll paint without light blue. Next, when he runs out of blue, he’ll paint without blue. Or, he’ll mainly paint with all the leftover colors he has. Naturally, the painting’s color hue becomes one-sided as a result. Well, that’s the reason his fans praise the austere color tone in his work (laughs).
To be honest, until I had gotten to know him, I too had been fooled by this trick of his, and I would say something like “You put this together using only blue and red, didn’t you? These austere colors are really nice.” At one point, I suddenly thought “wait, could it be?”, then when I checked with him, he replied “Oh mannn, how’d I get caught? Masuda-san really is something” in a somewhat flattering tone. What a cute thing he is, totally making fun of people like that. (laughs).
That reminds me, I believe “Linda Cube Illustrations” is now on sale. At that price, and at that size and volume, if you’re a Cannabis fan, you should definitely pick up a copy. I hope you’ll commend it like “Huh? So you can paint awesome pictures like these using only materials from a convenience store?” (laughs).
Cool column about Tatsuyuki Tanaka, from Linda Cube director Shoji Masuda, from 1997.
JANE & SIF: A 32 page b&w doujinshi featuring two of my favorite marvel ladies having a good ol’ time in some seedy hotel after a night of drink and science.
So as of now, I’m going to be working on putting this doujin together in time for Fanime. Why? Because hot ladies, that’s why. Also, you all know my thoughts on how horribly these women were handled in Thor the Dark World, so I figure they can handle each other much better, and I can certainly handle writing a story about ladies better than the screen writers of that movie anyway.
More information as this develops, but for now know that this is a thing that will happen. Maybe. It really all depends on how much you guys want this. SO HEY show your support for my little project through reblogs and likes! Spread the word! I really want to know what you all think of this! I mean, science, ladies, ladies talking about science, naked ladies talking about science… what’s not to love!
… oh my god I WANT, hi awesome author, would you ship this to Singapore *___*