When I was growing up, one of my favorite sports was basketball, and even in Japan, there was one name that everyone talked about whenever the subject of basketball came up: Michael Jordan. He was such an impressive player. I also loved drawing at that time, so I combined my two passions by drawing Michael and other NBA heroes. Seeing what Michael can do on the court gave me so much excitement and I wanted to capture it in my art. I also wanted to share the excitement that I felt for the people around the world. The best way for me to express my excitement is through drawing. My goal hasn't changed much since I was a kid. I still feel excited when I draw athletes, and I want to draw illustrations of athletes all over the world!