Famous painter from Japan – level 3

Famous painter from Japan – level 3

06-12-2016 15:00

In Osaka, Japan, an office worker name Seikou Yamaoka has created a name for himself as a finger-painting artist, although he does not do it in a traditional way.

He has a degree in art but did not think that he could make a decent living as an artist. After a seven-year break, he returned to painting, but he felt too busy to spend time on his art. Then he found an iPad.

The app that Yamaoka uses cost less than five pounds, and yet he uses it to draw everything, from recreations of classical masterpieces to his own original portraits or compositions.

His digital finger-painting skills are popular on YouTube, as each video showing him painting on his iPad are getting over 100,000 hits every time.

Difficult words: create a name (become famous for something), decent (good), masterpiece (a high quality work of art).

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