A fan asks Nino about presents from and for Sho (Baystorm 2/7/2016)
The other day, it really surprised me when Sakurai-san announced that he was overseas in his corner on Johnny's web. Did he bring anything back for you? Also, Sakurai-san's birthday was on the 25th of January. Have you given him a present yet? If not, have you decided what you're going to give him yet? Please tell us what if you have!
He brought back dried fruits. Where was it from again? The Philippines, I think? Yeah I believe that's where he went.
Must have been tough! Didn't he go there for work? No, I'm pretty sure he did. I rather doubt he'd announce where he was on the web while he was still there, if it wasn't for work. If he announced it after he come back, then that would've been more likely. I don't think he would have announced that he was overseas while he's still travelling around. He probably wouldn't have spread it around until he was done travelling.
So he must have meant that he went there for work. Anyway, apparently it was your birthday, Sakurai-san. I need to get him something... I'm contemplating on giving him something camouflage-patterned, naturally.
Something in an uncommon type of camouflage pattern would be nice. Hmm. I'll need to think about it some more, yeah.
Oh how I miss going to the fruit market every morning in Philippines.
This morning I was trying to focus on speed and environment. I started just by blocking out the main shapes in their respective colors. Then I finished it off by going through the entire piece adding details with line work. This is a great little warmup before illustrating things like children’s books.