TAKEHIKO INOUE INTERVIEWQ: HOW DID YOU BECOME A MANGA ARTIST? WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU WANTED TO DO THIS FOR A LIVING?TAKEHIKO INOUE INTERVIEW by interstateninja
A: Well, I liked drawing--not just manga, I liked drawing anything from my childhood, so it came naturally to me that I would be working on something that relates to drawing. Right around when I was going to graduate from high school, even though I wanted to draw, I didn't have enough skill to become a fine arts artist, so it was natural and realistic to think of drawing manga--something that I liked. When I was in college, I started sending out manga to Shonen Jump's rookie awards [contest], and luckily I received a call from an editor. From there, it wasn't long until I debuted. I was really pretty lucky.
Q: DID YOU HAVE FORMAL ART TRAINING?
A: When I was a senior in high school, I wanted to go to a university of fine arts, so I went to a prep school for about a month and a half. It was just a summer program, and that's the only thing I studied for a
I'm making point commissions:
You can find the information here: mello-l.deviantart.com/journal…
I'll open 5 slots for now:
(starting lineart version)
- (almost done)
- (retouching the final sketch)
- (two chibis done, fullbody sketches are half done)
commissions: waiting list:
Mission: Making 's oc Trish eating mami's head like charlotte did on Madoka Magica. (digital sketch almost done)
Preferred language: English, Portuguese and French. (I know a bit of Japanese too)
Current Residence: Lisbon, Portugal