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March 06, 2016
March 06, 2016
Japanese artist uses software to create art
Reporter: Terrence Terashima 丨 CCTV.com
03-06-2016 19:38 BJT
Microsoft Excel isn't only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. Just ask Tatsuo Horiuchi. The 75-year-old Japanese draws intricate scenery, by just using this software. Before he retired from his company, he felt like he wanted to do something new. He went on to buy a computer, and started using Excel. He likes to create traditional and stunning Japanese motifs. In the past several years, he has established himself as a digital artist, even showcasing his work in exhibitions.
Visual artists can make use of a canvas or a drawing software to create a work of art, but there's a 75-year-old Japanese man who takes it to another level! He draws intricate scenery by just using a common software!
An exquisite art. Capturing the beauty of a Japanese countryside. Blossoms and leaves, drawn with a delicate touch. Detailed and colorful.
Tatsuo Horiuchi has been drawing these landscape pictures for 15 years, always seeking perfection. It seems there's no difference from any other artist, but Horiuchi is unique. He uses a unique tool. An excel spreadsheet to draw his pictures.
He said it was preinstalled in his PC when he bought it. And excel happens to be one of the first application he used.
Horiuchi said he never used an excel before, and learnt the functions as he played with it.
"It's a sense of achievement when I draw something I like. It motivates me to draw another and then another. And it continues," he said.
These beautiful pictures won several awards. The canvas got bigger as the years went by and more detailed. He (is) has a strong passion for nature, its strength and fragility fascinated him. Horiuchi is now a teacher, teaching his techniques to a group of enthusiasts. In the regular lessons, students exchange new ideas and methods. Some are already drawing master pieces. A challenged never ends for Horiuchi. He is now seeking to incorporate the techniques of Ukiyo-e, an art that flourished in 17th century Japan. And finding a difficult subject to draw..
"I'd like to draw a snow-covered scenery. It's peaceful yet grand. It's the most difficult to draw. But I will be happy if I can capture that moment," he said.
One of the motivations to draw nature, he said, goes back to his youth. When he saw a most beautiful cherry blossom, his favourite flower in his home town. A kind of flower that he also seeks to capture "that perfect moment" in is Computer Canvas.
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