I believe that realism is the key to good drawing. How realistic can you draw? This is due to the fact that since I was a child I have always thought that a picture that looks like a photograph is a good picture, and even now I am practicing to improve my realism in terms of technique. However, I don’t think it is necessarily true that a good picture with high realism is a good picture. If realism were everything, there would be nothing better than photography. I think a good picture is one that stirs the imagination of the viewer. I think people are creatures that want to have their imagination stimulated. Because we know that our life can be changed depending on our imagination. My imagination has been nurtured by my paintings, so I want to become a painter whose paintings can stimulate someone’s creativity. I believe that in order to express imagination clearly, it is important to have a solid basic technique. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to fully express the image in your head on paper due to a lack of technique. I also believe that not neglecting the basics is the minimum manner and sincerity towards the pictures that make use of me. I draw pictures every day with the aim of creating powerful works of art.
Raoh Tanaka HP
Born in 1985. Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Graduated from Hokkaido Zokei Design College.
Started his career as a caricature artist in Tokyo in 2006.
In 2014, he won the first prize at the ISCA convention held in Nevada, USA. He became the Caricature World Champion.
In 2016, he became a painter who mainly draws animal paintings. 2020, he held a solo exhibition [Tanaka Raoh Painting Exhibition - Tiger Follows the Wind] at Sendai Mitsukoshi.
He also speaks at various events as a demonstrator of illustration using the latest devices, and was appointed as Adobe Japan Prerelease Advisor in 2019. At Adobe MAX, the world's largest creator's festival held in Los Angeles, he participated in Adobe Fresco Dojo: Japanese Blackbelt Illustrators Draw Live, the only Japanese session of the year.
Twice he participated in the iPad art workshop "Today at Apple" at Apple's Marunouchi store.
Numerous media appearances.
Nippon Television Network Corporation "Hirunandes! NHK E-television's "Tensai Terebikun YOU", Fuji Television Network's "Laugh It Up! TBS "Shimura Ken da da daishugo! TBS "Let me carry your bag", CBC "Honnou Z", AbemaTV "Rio Uchida's Otakare Wanted! Tokyo Gokyu Kyoshitsu", TOKYO MX "Tokyo Gokyu Kyoshitsu", etc.
He has won the Laugh Out Loud Portrait Contest twice.
Hirunandes! portrait contest.
Guest lecturer for Yuko Nagayama's class at Musashino Art University.
Currently writing a series of articles on LIG blog, one of the largest owned media in Japan.
ISCA Convention2014 in Nevada
First Prize, Exaggeration Category
Overall caricaturist of the year, first prize
Japan Grand prix in Kyoto
Japan Grand prix in Kyoto, Japan - First prize in the exaggeration category
Caricature World Convention ISCA Convention 2011 in Florida
Winner, Hyperbole Division
Best Likeness category - Winner
Caricature World Convention ISCA Convention2009 in North Carolina
Winner, Exaggeration Category
Caricature Japan ISCA MINICON2009 in Asakusa
Winner, Exaggeration Division