Happy Birthday Miyabi 2022

It’s Miyabi’s birthday today! Welcome to the 30 year club. I hope this year is more prosperous and filled with happiness, thank you for everything you have given us.

I really liked this photo of her trip to Okinawa.
Seen here:

But just making a study is not that special (for birthday purposes) so I modified it a bit by having her bringing her sunglasses down but still having the wind blowing. I was thinking of having Miyabi wink, but the bonus accompanying painting I think fills that aspect perfectly.

The bonus painting is of her dancing with Karin Miyamoto “El Sonidito” Super Mario Bros 3 mix. Seeing Miyabi and Karin dancing Musica Regional from Mexico really made my day. It’s a shame Berryz Koubou never went to Mexico, that would have been a fun thing to watch like when ℃-ute and Juice=Juice did. So this was a nice surprise.

Hope you have a lot of fun today.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Karin Miyamoto’s Birthday 2021

By pure luck I managed to see Karin’s Instagram live celebrating her 23rd birthday. It’s funny that at the end she messed up the finger positions and was accidently showing 32. I debated making two more pieces showcasing this but I ran out of time. I wonder why the videos get mirrored? I’ve noticed that many photos and videos are in this format.

Happy birthday Karin!

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Miyabi Natsuyaki Birthday 2021

Happy birthday Miyabi!

Time has been a bit short lately, but I somehow managed to paint a piece in time (at least in my location) for Miyabi’s birthday. This time I’m trying out a new oil brush in photoshop from the dry oil brushes by Martina Palazzese. I quite like the texture it gives, especially to the line art. Hopefully I’ll have a bit more time to play around with it on my next painting.

I quite liked the outfit Miyabi showed on her instagram and the one Peace wore on another picture. So I decided to combine them.

Miyabi:

Peace:

Because of the lack of time today, I went with a flatter coloring style which I want to practice more and get better at. One artist whom I really look up to in this regard is Takato Yamamoto. You can see his work here:

https://www.instagram.com/takatoy999/?hl=en

It seems his style is called “Heisei estheticism”, sound freakin awesome.

Hasta la proxima,

-Nube

Sayumi Birthday 2021

I’m two days late, but happy birthday Sayumi! Wasn’t too sure what to paint this year, but I went with this. I used two reference photos from Sayu’s instagram.

References used: 7th photo and 9th photo (for the second link).

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Miyabi Natsuyaki Birthday 2020

Have been super busy lately with school and work so I missed it by a day but happy birthday Miyabi. It’s still the 25th of August over here though. I really love the recent photos she uploaded with long hair and her white dress. It makes her look like a cute elf or fairy. So with that in mind I searched for a photo that incorporated foliage and summer together. Seems like the reference for the background I used is from the movie “Secret Garden”. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. I wonder if people will know just by looking at it though.


I hope you have a great year in these coming months Miyabi. It makes me really happy when I find out that you not only see my work but also like it. I hope you like this painting as well. I really loved doing it.

Miyabi references used: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEJsut9FIX1/

Reference picture of the background: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/586875395162024592/


I hope you have a great year in these coming months Miyabi. It makes me really happy when I find out that you not only see my work but also like it. I hope you like this painting as well. I really loved doing it.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Happy Birthday Sayu 2020

I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish these presents in time but I was somehow able to do it. I thought I would also try out a new technique (for me) emulating Ichiro Tsuruta’s artwork that was used for the Noevir Cosmetic Renaissance ads. I would classify it as Japanese 80s Art Deco but of course I could be wrong.

Thank you for all these years of bringing happiness to your fans Sayu, I always look forward to checking out what you bring us.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE