…and how they’ve influenced me.
1. RYUU FUJISAKI (Hoshin Engi, WaqWaq, Shiki)
…taught me character design, line work, stylization, unconventional colour choices, incorporating traditional Japanese art into manga art, humour and maintaining variety in composition.
2. YUUSUKE MURATA (Eyeshield 21)
…taught me colouring with markers, facial expressions, action poses and dynamic angles.
3. NAOKI URASAWA (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto)
…taught me conveying subtle yet complex human emotions, atmosphere, and keeping a loose and sketchy style.
Honorable mention: TAKEHIKO INOUE (Vagabond, Slam Dunk, Real)
…taught me how to use a brush and getting the most out of inks.