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11 May 2014

還暦お祝い似顔絵 Commissioned: a family portrait

この作品は還暦お祝いのサプライズギフトとしてご依頼いただいた似顔絵☆

Here's a family portrait commissioned as a surprise gift for the clients' parents' 60th birthday celebration!
The request was to make the drawing have a warm, happy feeling.

還暦のシンボルといえば、赤いちゃんちゃんこと帽子ですが、私にはあのスタイルはちょっと古風だし、素敵にはあまり見えないので・・・還暦お祝いのご依頼をいただいた際は、被写体の服装に赤を取り入れるなど、さりげなく「還暦らしさ」を出すようにしています。

At the age of 60, the sexagenary cycle, consisting of 12 Animals, completes its one cycle. In Japan, this is interpreted as being symbolic of returning to one's birth state. The color red in Japanese is "Aka", and babies are called "Aka-chan". So, Japan's customary way of 60th birthday celebration is  to wear a red vest (and hat).
Personally I find that style a little too old-school and un-fancy... so whenever I receive a commission for
this occasion, I choose to simply add red to the models' attire in the artwork.

似顔絵はご本人に会って直接描けるのが理想ですが、サプライズの似顔絵はそうもいかない!ので、様々な角度、光、表情の写真をなるべく多くご提出いただいています。そこから出来る限り被写体となる方々を勉強して、ご満足いただける似顔絵作品に仕上げるようにしています。特定の写真をそのまま使って描く事は滅多にありません。^^

For this type of "surprise" projects for which I am unable to meet all the models requested to be depicted, I ask my client to submit many photos (the more the better) showing the subjects in different angles, expressions, and different lightings.  The more variety I have to study with, the better I could understand them and hopefully create a convincing portrait.


Acrylic on  290gsm Canson Figueras paper 325mm x 200mm  2014.April



xxx Maiko

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