This Art Club Has A Problem! Episode 7 – The Spirit of the Artist

First off, it looks like I was mistaken about Imari!
She IS a chuuni! Which is great. I thought she was just referencing an anime in the last episode, and that was it – but I guess she is a chuuni in the end.

I was also wrong about Imari joining the art club, so far at least. I think it’ll still happen, but I wonder when. It seems a little odd that last episode she was inseparable from Subaru, and yet in this episode she was just on her own the entire time. I guess they didn’t want to rush Imari into the club too soon. It also looks like Subaru might not be the reason she ends up joining the club, but maybe her new pupil! Very interesting.

Anyways, this post is about the spirit of the artist.

Check out the episode 7 themes list and other theme posts here!

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The spirit of the artist was on full display in episode 7.
So let’s go over some examples of this.

1. It’s all about winning.

Art is pointless if you don’t win. Getting first place in an art competition is one of the most important aspects of being an artist. Why create art if you aren’t winning? Luckily, the art club members have Tachibana-sensei to remind them of this. Hard work and talent are great. Second place is nice. But go for first place – that’s what it’s all about.


2. Studying is important.

It’s important to be read as many art study guides as you can. The more the better. While theory alone may not improve your art, it will allow you to trash talk other artists more effectively. It’s also great for bragging. Don’t underestimate the importance of studying in art!

3. Channel your anger into the art.

Anger is a great source of motivation. So use the anger you feel from being trash talked and turn it into an amazing work of art. Use it as a kick to get you started. Oftentimes you’ll find that the art just finishes itself once you have managed to get the ball rolling. You may even end up forgetting what motivated you so much by the time you are finished!

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4. Art can be a team sport.

While many may believe that art can only be done alone, the truth is that it is possible to work with others in order to create art. Working with others is a great way for like-minded artists to get inspiration and feedback. In the end, the benefits of teamwork might just propel your art to the next level.

5. Have a rested and relaxed mind.

It’s not easy to create art under stress. Try to rest when you can, and relax your mind. The art will come to you in time if you just do what you can.


The spirit of the artist is an elusive thing. It can be difficult to put words to what it is exactly, but there is something about an artist that makes them an artist. Hopefully these examples help you to better understand the spirit of the artist as it is found in Konobi.

I forgot to write a poem!
It’s fine though, I’ll make sure to write something in another post. This just means it has to be good enough to merit its own post, which is no problem for a poetry genius like myself.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.

6 thoughts on “This Art Club Has A Problem! Episode 7 – The Spirit of the Artist

  1. Pingback: This Art Club Has A Problem! – Episode 7 Themes List | Umai Yomu Anime Blog

  2. Can we just take a moment to appreciate Collette’s outfit at the gallery? I thought it was a real winner. I didn’t get to really talk about her much in my post lol.

    Enjoyed reading your take on the spirit of the artist. It was pretty different than the time Karandi did it but still hit on similar core themes. Fun to see how people take things in other directions. I can see what you mean with your comment on my post earlier, it was like totally different episodes XD

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    1. I spend at least half of the episode getting Collette screencaps, and yeah I loved her hat at the gallery.

      It’s interesting for me too, because when I come up with the themes I generally have an idea about how I would use them, and oftentimes everyone manages to do something different.

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      1. Yes, that is the right way to be watching this show lol.

        For sure, just goes to show how everybody has such unique perspectives. Even when two people take the same theme, the articles they each write aren’t boring because they have such divergence.

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  3. Y’know, I really can’t believe that the school gave Subaru’s picture #1. I mean, yeah, it was good art, but…I mean, I think his first one that got last place was better! I guess his artistic spirit shone through better on this one, lol.

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    1. I don’t think either really deserved much praise haha. But I guess when you consider that this is anime characters painting anime characters… it would be the equivalent of a painting a very realistic looking person for us?


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