Small hand, big ambition

  Fourteen years ago, when he encountered a foreign model in a toy store on the street, his dream was instantly pryed. He is Kan Siji, the founder of Mana Studio.
  At that time, the original painting “Spider-Man” designed by the Canadian McFarland Company made Kan Four Seasons feel deeply. The price of buying a single one for three or five hundred yuan is equivalent to his salary for nearly half a month, but he feels particularly worthwhile. Until one day, he was shocked after seeing the work of Japanese model archeologist Tatsuya Takeya in a domestic magazine. In order to buy a collection of idol works, Kan Siji entrusted many friends, and finally bought it from Japan for 2600 yuan. Next, Kan Siji began to ponder, research and imitate his works.
  At that time, there were only a handful of people in China, Kan Siji did n’t know anything about materials, techniques, and processes. He bought all the materials he could buy. After a long exploration, he slowly figured out how to do it. .
  Nowadays, the works of Morna Studio are obsessed with handicraft enthusiasts all over the world, and a work is even as high as 480,000 yuan. But in 2010, when Kan Siji and three other like-minded friends set up a studio, they didn’t expect today’s “fights.” Among the four people, Kan Siji was originally engaged in real estate advertising, Bingshan was doing the pre-production work of film and television production, Dapeng was doing mobile game art work, and tea was the director of TV station. At the beginning of their establishment, they relied on their own blood, and only one business, the cost of their expenses spent their savings. But they are not tired of it and they are fully devoted to it.
  What is hand-made? What does it represent? This is a question that Kan Siji has been thinking about.
  The hand office of Mana Studio exudes the charm of traditional culture. Chinese traditional culture is extensive and profound, and foreign counterparts are also studying, not to mention Kan Siji and his partners. In the creation of Mora, he will integrate the characteristics of Chinese and Western myths, and more clearly reflect the traditional culture.
  When Kan Siji discovered the connotation of some works, such as historical considerations were very little, he would reconsider. On one occasion, Kan Siji got the design draft of the lion camel from the Journey to the West by Party A. Among them, the golden-winged Dapeng bird is the most powerful monster. Kan Seasons boldly added his own creativity: when making the forearm, he deliberately lengthened its proportions, made a lot of bird skin texture on it, and mixed it with the characteristics of people. Party A greatly appreciates the finished product .
  Doing it by hand is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, from design to prototyping, and then carving, clay sculpture, coloring … It takes several months or even longer. The pursuit of near-perfect details makes Kan Siji and his friends not to be negligent. In the production of the “Black Cat Sheriff” series, the hair of the Black Cat Sheriff alone was modified four or five times, and the angle of plucking the beard was adjusted numerous times. The effect of the “one ear” silhouette of the reverse character has been repeatedly modified more than a dozen times. The tools and materials used are carefully selected for the most wonderful presentation.
  ”God of War” is an important turning point for Mo Na. During the three years of cooperation between Mo Na and “God of War”, it took a lot of effort to design and model more than 120 days and nights, each work Almost perfect. It is precisely because of this cooperation that everyone knows the end and knows that there is such a team born in China for the rise of domestic handicrafts. The twenty hand-made works of “God of War” as a kind of inheritance, let Mo Na enter the hand-made industry from a studio that is almost self-entertaining.
  Kan Siji often asks himself: “The collision between tradition and the times, how exactly should our culture be passed on?” With the advent of a piece of work, he has long realized that he should be given the soul of the hand. You can feel the essence of oriental culture coming out of every piece of Mana. This is the inheritance of culture.
  Nowadays, at the end of the day, there is a sunny avenue out of the thorns. Now, they have extended their hand-made productions to anime, movie sculptures, etc. In addition, Sina opened the Sue Art Museum.
  As Kan Siji said: “Niche, it is possible to grow bigger.” Although the domestic handicraft industry is still very green, it is because of this that it is necessary for someone to always be afraid of the difficulties. Kan Siji and his The partners have taken on a great historical and cultural mission and have “great ambitions”.