An Iro-Moji Work by an Artist, Ken Nishimoto -Tsuki(the moon)-
Hello! I’m Yonosuke, a writer of KARAKURIJAPAN!
At this time, I’ll introduce you a work of iro-moji(colored calligraphy).
The person who’s going to write is Ken Nishimoto, who is familiar to KARAKURIJAPAN!
Well, the work at this time is wonderful as usual. Please take a look!
Ken Nishimoto, who is a Musician as well as a Calligrapher.
Mr. Nishimoto is always writing wonderful works as an iro-moji calligrapher at KARAKURIJAPAN.
He has another aspect as a musician. He plays an active part as a guitarist participating in various groups.
Ken Nishimoto is not only a calligrapher but also a guitarist. He is the very person who should be called an artist.
The works of iro-moji written by Mr. Nishimoto are so artistic and so original. His works make people think “I never came up with such expressions!”
Of course, the work at this time is wonderful as usual. I’d really like everyone to take a look
The word Mr. Nishimoto wrote at this time is “Tsuki”, which means the moon in English.
At first, I’ll introduce you his work!
“Tsuki” Written by an Artist, Mr. Nishimoto
I’ll introduce here, but you can watch more details of how Mr. Nishimoto is writing with the video.
▲At first, He put the blue color and green color at the bottom of paper. However, he hasn’t written the word “Tsuki” anywhere. What does this blue color mean?
▲ He wrote the letter “Tsuki” on the top! He usually writes beautiful letters using whole space of paper, but this time, he wrote it in a small space on the edge of paper. This seems to represent the shape of the moon. If so, the blue color at the bottom of the work represents the sea, I guess. We can feel his playfulness from that!
▲He added more things into the work. The moon seems to be floating in the sky. The yellow color put on the blue at the bottom of the work seems to represent the reflected light of the moon.
▲ The more color he added, the more artistic the work became. I feel like to see a piece of picture rather than a work of calligraphy. Only Mr. Nishimoto can make this work as an artist.
▲ The completed one is here! This is a very art! As the paint got dry, the taste of the work came out! The style of the work at this time seems different from usual.
Let’s take a look an explanation by Mr. Nishimoto himself!
The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?
It’s shining alone and strongly in complete darkness.
The truth is that it’s just reflecting the light of the sun,
but for me, it looks as if it were shining strongly by itself.
So I expressed this strength here.
At this time, there is one point I cogitated.
When I wrote the moon, I used yellow as you expected.
Even though I put yellow, there was no reality like the moon.
Then, what I did is using a deep opposite color to yellow.
At this time, I used deep indigo.
I put it little by little from the edge,
then, at a certain instant, it became the moon shining.
Like that, if you think there is no reality in your letter,
it might be good to put a opposite color little by little from the edge.
He drew the sea at the bottom in order to make the yellow color of the moon more shown. That’s a unique idea of an artist Mr. Nishimoto, marvelous!
I felt like as if I saw a piece of picture rather than a calligraphy work at this time.
Thank you very much for another great work, Mr. Nishimoto!
Everyone can try iro-moji just with some tools. And there is no correct work of iro-moji! Your work is only work in the world!
Let’s try writing your only work in the world!
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