Tamiko shows off ComiPa's ability to work with shadow and light.

Tamiko shows off ComiPa's ability to work with shadow and light.


 

Please note: I know less than nothing about Manga, J-Pop or Anime. The artwork fascinates me.

From ComiPa’s Deviant Art profile:

Favourite cartoon character: Mahoro, Kururu, Kaskube-san, Anemone, Lanka, Aisaka Taiga
Personal Quote: Watashi no Uta o Kike~!!! Flat Chests are a symbol of status~!, Hayaku Hayaku~! Nu-thing is coming~!

FYI: Manga – the Japanese word for “comics” and consists of cartoons and comic books. Manga has a very rich history you can read here.
J-pop (Jpop) – Japanese pop culture. Also refers to Japanese pop music.
Anime – Japanese movie and television animation, often having a science fiction theme and sometimes including violent or explicitly sexual material.

1. Can you define Manga and Jpop as it relates to your work?

Manga would basically mean Comic whether it was made in the western or eastern part of the globe. Jpop… hmmm…. Really don’t know how to explain it… but songs are very inspirational and gets me to work most of the time.

2. What medium do you use?
ie water color, Photoshop, scan, photograph

I use the Digital Medium now a days since it’s much more efficient and convenient. As for the programs I use… It’s usually Mangastudio EX 4.0 since I mostly do linework. Though at times I use Illuststudio for coloring and Photoshop for effects and editing.

3. How long have you been an artist?

I’ve been an artist since I was little and became professionally involved for about 10 or so year now.

4. Tell us about your first attempts to be creative.

It’s like learning how to walk… you fall and fail but strive to be able to stand up and walk a path you’d want to dedicate yourself to.

5. Do you make a living with your art?

Yes I do make a living with my art. It’s practically almost the same as other jobs… you start small and walk your way up.

6. How many hours a day do you create?

On average I work for about 6 – 8 hours and go past it if there’s a tight deadline.

7. How did you pick your creative medium?

I was trying to find a way to be more efficient and at the same time convenient for me.

8. What is your favorite art book.

None really… I just look at things that catches my eye.

9. Which Is Your Favorite Art Related Website?

Deviantart.com, Pixiv.net, Tumblr… if it’s considered as one…

10. What do you wish you could do?

Fly… I was aiming to be an astronaut or fighter pilot before. Second one would be a race car driver.

11. What are your artistic goals?

Publish my very own graphic novel.

12. What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?

To hold and smell your freshly printed work. You can’t get the scent of freshly printed paper off your mind for days.

Megan Helix Ver by ComiPa

Megan Helix Ver by ComiPa the work has such a sharp level of clarity that it amazes me.

13. What do you watch/listen while you are creating?

Well it really depends on the theme of what I’m creating… if it’s something flashy or action based, I usually go with rock and upbeat songs. If it’s something music related I try to find a song which fits it. Sad songs for dramatic themes… Though most of the time I loop a single song just to have noise in the background.

14. Tell us about your Deviant art name.

I’ve been using the name ComiPa for a long time it just got stuck to me.

This beautiful piece of art , Elle, was posted on Facebook. It was signed by ComiPa and so beautiful I felt compelled to find the artist.

This beautiful piece of art , Elle, was posted on Facebook. It was signed by ComiPa and so beautiful I felt compelled to find the artist.

15. I found you when I came across “Elle 2100” how big is the original and how long does it take to create a piece like that?

The Original is 15751 x 11626 pixels at 1200 DPI. It usually takes me a day or two to create something though it’s usually faster if I have my assistants work on parts of the piece.

16. You have “Had this Design for my OC for a while” what does OC stnd for?

OC stands for Original Character.

17. Why isn’t your work signed?

Most of my work is signed though the pieces that I think are the best ones I did… are hidden from sight.

 

Nyan Nyan Nyan Nyan  Miku by ComiPa

Nyan Nyan Nyan Nyan Miku by ComiPa

 

ComiPa an abbreviation for Comic Party, a romantic adventure and dating sim video game by the Japanese game studio Leaf.