Yoyo The Ricecorpse
Born from an egg that came out of the 'mountain of flowers and fruits', flies across madagascar, drifts away through the ocean into london.
*sound of an egg cracking*
Who is Y.T.R?
A doodler, gif maker, bunny head who is obsessed with sweatshirts, known as Yoyo The Ricecorpse, based in London.
What does your name ‘Yoyo The Ricecorpse’ mean?
Its my darkest secret.
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I do. Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
What program do you use for your illustration/animation?
What pens/markers/brushes do you use? Where do you get them?
These are the ones I use the most. Don’t feel restricted by them though, experiment as you go.
- Staedtler pigment liner
- Staedtler fineliner
- Stabilo pens
- Muji stantionary (coloured pencils+fineliners)
- Letraset aqua marker
- Akashiya sai brush pen
- Zip real clean brush pen
- Windsor watercolour set
I get my supplies from Cass art, or any art shop I bump into. The brush pen sets I picked up on my trip to Japan, you can probably get them on amazon or eBay.
- Acrylic paper
- news print
- watercolour paper
- sugar paper
- moleskine sketchbook
Can people re-create your drawings and upload on their own blogs?
Yes, you can. As long as it’s for personal use, and please if you can credit Yoyo The Ricecorpse when upload.
I think my imagination is my inspiration, and my imagination is made from a tower of things. They are things I’ve heard and seen from my everyday life/past experience. They settle down in my brain and wait for their turn to come out!
Here’s a tiny list of whom I admire
- Roald Dahl (Writer)
- Hayao Miyazaki (director/animator)
- Eiichiro Oda (Manga artist)
- Grayson Perry(Artist)
- Soda Green (Taiwanese Indie band)
Seeing your older stuff in your blog and it seems to be a little bit darker and sad when it comes to art style, is there a reason you changed so much over the time, and that now you’re a happy noodle bunny?
I was really stressed in the 2nd year of university; future was bleak at the time. I don’t remember at which point in that year I started to draw but letting my stress out on paper felt good so I carried on doing it. And now I am much happier in life so I guess my drawings became lighter too! Also I think when I started making gifs I had to simplify my drawings a lot to make it work…so that’s partly why. Hope it makes sense!
Words for aspiring artist
You can never go wrong with drawings. Its a subjective thing, so never be afraid of trying out new things. i wouldn’t worry too much about drawing techniques as such etc because you could gain that from books or through practice. just go with the flow!