Some people just have too much talent…save some for the rest of us! 

If you’re one of those people who’s insanely jealous of natural-born artists, then you may want to stop reading now because you’re about to get supremely frustrated.

We’ve seen a fair number of impressive drawing skills over Asian social media, especially inside of the classroom, but this next stuff blows it out of the park.

Prepare to be amazed by Twitter user @PonkichiM, an illustrator and occasional manga artist who has produced artwork for prominent video game companies such as Square Enix, Sega, and Capcom. He also teaches at a drawing school, where his “casual” whiteboard reference drawings (for the benefit of his students, of course) have the rest of us retrieving our jaws from the floor. Check out some of his recent gems:

“A whiteboard drawing of some old dudes I did for my students. I may never draw such giant old guys again, so soak it in now.”

▼ OK, I seriously thought these were decals before enlarging the pictures. Even his writing in both languages is perfect…

“A collection of medieval armor and warriors that I did for my students which includes the names of the various parts. For any drawing you’re doing, research the subject, accumulate new discoveries, deepen your fundamental knowledge, and from there everything will become habitual. Your breadth of artistic choices and designs will expand at once so let’s work on researching our drawing subjects even more and deepening our knowledge.”

Sadly, erasing his work seems equivalent to a funeral…

“Everything is hand-drawn. The students worry about me because I don’t eat lunch and use the break to keep drawing (lol). If I just leave the drawings on the board without erasing them the school staff will get mad (the drawings are just too big and hard to erase), so I erase it like this with big swipes.”

OK, this one might be our favorite one of all:

▼ Canine warriors about to set off on an epic quest! 

“I’ve been drawing a lot of fluffy animals recently.”

As a professional artist, @PonkichiM is also skilled in other mediums as well. His social media presence suggests that he particularly enjoys drawing animals and people’s pets:

“Cat eyes”

▼ The most squishable cheeks in the world

“Good night”

A style undoubtedly influenced by traditional ink paintings

“#Cat and owl #Tanabata (the Star Festival, traditionally celebrated with branches of bamboo and written wishes)”

If you’ve enjoyed @PonkichiM’s artwork and want to see more, be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his online gallery of work for (mostly fantasy-themed) video games and trading card games found here. For the rest of us, who aren’t as talented as Japan’s many artists, it’s time to go back to basics…

Source: Togech
Featured image: Twitter/@PonkichiM