In 10 Years, You Can Become An Incredible Artist

In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist

That is, if you have talent and a relentless work ethic. Don't believe me? Ask Kouji Tajima. Just look at his work. Fantastic stuff. But Tajima wasn't always this good.

He's worked as a character artist, concept artist and matte painter on an array of projects, including big Hollywood productions like 2014 Godzilla movie. (You can read his resume here.)

Below, you can see some of his portfolio, including a very cool Attack on Titan concept poster that was made for fun.

In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist
In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist
In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist
In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist

I kind of feel like even if I had 100 years, I couldn't draw like this.

Recently, Tajima uploaded a photo to Twitter, showing how his art has evolved over the past 10 years plus, since he was much younger. In the tweet, Taijima wrote, "A comparison of old and recent art."

You can really see the difference a decade makes — a mastery of both technique and technology. I probably couldn't do much better than the year 2000 stuff!

In Ten Years, You Can Become an Incredible Artist

If you like Tajima's work, check out his official site for more.

Kouji Art [Official Site] 昔と最近の絵の比較 [@Kouji_Tajima]


Comments

    It's all about learning to draw what you see and not what you think is there. Easiest way to build on shapes, line techniques, shading etc etc that you can draw upon later without needing to reference things.

      To be fair a lot of this stuff (and concept art in general) relies heavily on using photos directly or painting over them.

        I'm talking about just drawing in general though and what I've learnt through personal experience.

      Yeah this concept clicked with me recently and that perception shift really does help, everyone should try it.

    I would like to see that Attack on Titan movie, please.

      i dunno, remember what happened to dragon ball z live action? (i know this one isnt hollywood though)

        Im basing my desire on the unrealistic dream epic version of my imagination which is rather an expectation of the emotions it will instill when i see it, moreso than a realistic tangibly produced idea of what the actual movie would be.

    I love seeing those posts from artists, where they show what their style used to be - it's really inspiring!

    Those who say everyone can draw with practice will abandon that creed once they meet me

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