speedpaint : 30 FACTS ABOUT ME | Working for Takashi Murakami | My Ethnicity | Aikawa Eri


So the other day my friend suggested that
I should talk about life in my speed painting videos but I don’t have a specific topic in
mind so I’ll just be doing the 30 facts about me. I should probably introduce myself first. My name is Aikawa Eri, and I’m an illustrator
from Japan. I’m half Japanese, part Chinese and part Filipino. I grew up living both in Japan and in the
Philippines. Mostly in the Philippines, basically, I go
to Japan every summer because my father lives here. I was born in Yokohama, Japan, then we moved
to Saitama, lived there until I was 4, then came to the Philippines to study, because
I think they thought it was cheaper there. The first anime I watched was Tonari no Totoro. I think I was 2 back then. I love Sailor Moon, I grew up watching Sailor
Moon. I used to dress up like her, my dad bought
me a wig that has a mic and a belt that connects to the mic. And say lines like. *speaks japanese* God, what am I doing,.. but yea those were the days… In my elementary and high school years, I’m
always the one chosen to join art related contests, especially “Poster Making Contests”. I have a few but trusted friends. I’m an introvert. My favorite season is autumn, I used to work
for Takashi Murakami as an assistant painter. I lived in 4 houses in my entire life. I live in a house full of supernatural beings. In my second house, there lived a family of
unfriendly ghosts, and another one in our front garden that is friendly. My mom would bless the house, and one time
called a paranormal investigator and she said we had a portal in my parent’s master bathroom. My fear is when I have sleep paralysis. I used to have sleep paralysis ever so often
but it somehow stopped. I’m not complaining tho. In high school I used to be a huge j-pop fan, especially Hey! Say! JUMP
. My…as they say…”bias” was Yamada Ryosuke And I actually went to their spring concert
once, back in 2009 in Yokohama Arena, and shook hands with Yamada Ryosuke. I have a fascination for supernatural beings
and I enjoy watching documentaries about haunted dolls and houses. I’m a cat person. I’m a night owl, I’m not really a morning
person. I play the ukulele. If given a choice between sweet or savory;
I’ll always go with sweet. My favorite artists are James Jean and Mark
Ryden, I met James Jean once at his book signing in Nakano Broadwat, I gave him a present,
a painting I did and he commented on my Instagram and thanked me. I was so happy that day. And I also met Kim JungGi on the same day,
and Katsuya Terada on a different occasion. I’m a creature of habit. I met the love of my life in college and we
got married on Sept. 26, 2015 I have a very sensitive nose, meaning I could smell the
faintest odor. My favorite colors are pink, white, and black. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. My house is in Gryffindor, My Patronus is
a Falcon, My Ilvermorny house is Wampus and my wand is a 11 1/2 sycamore wood with a dragon
heartstring core. I don’t have a favorite music genre, I listen
to jazz, blues, and rock… but I’m not really into country music. My top 10 musicians are… I went to an art school and I majored in Painting. And the last fact is… I love the rain. Oh and a bonus fact, I sleep while listening
to ASMR. My 2 favorite ASMR-tist? I think that’s what they’re called..

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