Art

15-Year-Old Japanese Artist’s Tricky 3D Coca Cola Art Is Good Enough To Drink

2018-11-26 04:50

We’ve seen optical illusions used in everything from special shirts to give appearance of a bigger breast size and bringing anime characters to life, but 15-year-old Japanese artist Keito (@Yassun0222K might have found the most effective way to use them by drawing everyday objects all around him. Keito says he likes to practice copying objects he sees in his daily life, but one of his most recent illustrations had many convinced it wasn’t a drawing at all. コカ・コーラ描きました!!🍹#コカ・コーラ #色鉛筆 pic.twitter.com/DJdZc9x84k — 慧人 (@Yassun0222K) 2018年11月20日 Outside of producing a very realistic illustration of the bottle itself and a tricky 3D effect, Keito seems to have perfectly captured the image of a…


Professional Anime Artist Continues Transforming His Sons’ Sketches Into Amazing Characters

2018-11-26 02:43

In the past we’ve had the pleasure of introducing Tokyo-based French anime artist Thomas Romain (Symphogear, Space Dandy, Aria, Macross Delta, and Basquash!) and the collaborative series of artwork he produces with his two sons titled “Father and Sons Design Workshop Illustrations”. Working together, Romain takes the deceivingly simple looking (but definitely creative) doodles and sketches made by his sons, and then applies his skills as a professional animator to turn them into detailed illustrations that help shine a light on the imaginative power of character design and world building that can stem from a child and a piece of paper. In the series (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,…


Final Fantasy Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano Designs Awesome Original Ninja Character For Beautiful Shamisen

2018-11-26 12:09

Highlights of the prolific career of revered illustrator Yoshitaka Amano include lending his beautiful combination of Art Noveau inspiration and traditional Japanese brushwork to iconic titles such as the Final Fantasy series and Vampire Hunter D. The world famous artist has taken on some quite surprising side projects along the way, however, including a beautiful Cinderella picture book and other renditions of European and Japanese fairy tales. Now Amano has lent his elegant artistic touch to a shamisen he helped design with an original female ninja character! It is a beautiful woman ninja Shaura painted by game FF Amano Yoshitaka.Everyone in London is pleased with the shamisen of Yoshitaka Amano…


Japanese Papercraft Artist Expertly Turns Empty Pringles Cans Into Dashing Potato Chip Boyband

2018-11-19 03:08

You may remember super talented Japanese university student and papercraft art enthusiast @02ESyRaez4VhR2l (Haruki), who just last month impressed Twitter and even garnered national television coverage in Japan for his awesome reconstruction of an empty Pringles can into a dapper figure of Julius Pringles, the Pringles mascot. If you need a refresher, here’s the original. プリングルズの空箱で工作しました!#papercraft#packingart pic.twitter.com/l8Wx38MXt0 — 晴季 (@02ESyRaez4VhR2l) 2018年10月16日 Now Haruki has outdone himself a group of five Pringles gentleman (from orginal, sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, bbq, and honey mustard if you’re counting) that are so colorful and lively posed, they could double as a potato chip themed boy band or Japanese sentai superhero group!…


Japanese Artist’s Charming Bunny Illustrations Will Hop Into Your Heart

2018-11-13 12:13

It’s hard to express the joy of living with a pet unless you actually have one, but Japanese illustrator and bunny lover Schinako (@schinako) may be doing as great a job as possible with her charming artwork. In her illustrations, Schinako shows some of the simple pleasures that these adorable and fascinating animals can bring to daily activities such as cooking, reading, or simply relaxing around the house. In her profile, she writes that she loves drawing “the happiness of bunny and bunny lovers”, and her delightful art style captures that perfectly. Source: Schinako The Fukushima based artist clearly understands the curious and affectionate nature of rabbits (inspired by her…


The Hauntingly Beautiful Skulls And Wearable Sculptures Of Shinji Nakaba

2018-10-25 01:44

As seen with the stunning animal skull bonsai series from Tokyo Bonsai Lifestyle, sometimes the most fascinating art finds a way to combine the macabre and the gorgeous into a striking aesthetic. Jewlery designer Shinji Nakaba is an artist definitely accomplishing that. Perhaps best known for his pearl skulls, Nakaba’s creations feature intricate carvings, ranging from pearls to even disregarded items such as pieces of trash. View this post on Instagram Repost from @milla_maroc_01 Shinji Nakaba is a master of carving carefully into miniature objects, creating skulls and other anatomical forms from pearls no larger than the end of a finger tip. Nakaba considers these works “wearable sculptures,” as each pearl…


This Instagram Account Of Wool Felt Kitty And Puppy Adventures In Japan Is Just Too Cute

2018-10-24 03:14

Whether it be award-winning felt and wool creations of Shiba Inu and corgis, or these creepy but cute gigantic wearable cat heads, Japan seems to have tapped into wool and needle felt artistry in adorable fashion lately. One artist impressively proving that is Chata528, a wool felt artist whose handmade creations are sure to brighten up your day with their charming adventures. cha-taさん(@chata528)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 7月 23 4:02午後 PDT cha-taさん(@chata528)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 8月 2 5:01午後 PDT Chata528 brings these outstanding furry felt animal creations to life by taking them on their own mini-excursions throughout Japan, dressing them up and using carefully-made props to convince you that they are out touring…


Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Pringles Can Into A Stylish Pringles Mascot Figure

2018-10-17 01:26

In the past, we’ve seen talented artists take to Twitter to show off impressive papercraft artwork, including the beautiful and intricate traditional Japanese art of kirie. Japanese university student and papercraft art enthusiast @02ESyRaez4VhR2l (Haruki), however, may be setting the standard for creativity when it comes to inspirational sources. Haruki reconstructed an empty can of Pringles into a lively figure of the Pringles mascot! プリングルズの空箱で工作しました!#papercraft#packingart pic.twitter.com/l8Wx38MXt0 — 晴季 (@02ESyRaez4VhR2l) 2018年10月16日 If you’re not aware, the Pringles mascot is actually named Julius Pringles, and while we really don’t know much about his character, Haruki seems to have captured him as quite the classy potato chips gentleman. 側面から pic.twitter.com/Y9QYCbC04g — 晴季 (@02ESyRaez4VhR2l)…


Japanese Artists Embrace Bowsette With Sexy Fan Art And Cosplay

2018-09-26 11:25

Japanese fan artists and cosplayers give their best versions of the Bowsette meme. If you’re into video games, you may have noticed that your Twitter feed for the past couple of days has been dominated by artwork of a sexy hybrid of Nintendo’s Bowser and Princess Peach. While many are familiar by now, here’s a quick refresher course on the origin of the meme. In the port of New Super Mario Bros. Wii U for the Nintendo Switch, Toadette can use an item called the Super Crown that transforms her into a more human-looking character called Peachette, like so: Toadette's transformation into Peachette upon collecting a crown in New Super…


Japanese Artist Turns The World Around Us Into Food In Charming Illustrations

2018-09-25 03:26

Japanese artist Maruimichi (@maruimichi) has a comforting talent for taking food and using it to create comforting and fantastical images out of even the most mundane moments of everyday life. Marumichi’s artwork creatively blends delicious-looking food with everyday surroundings, allowing us to fantasize about a charming world of cuisine that has to life all around us. In one image, a pillowy cube of tofu acts as the impossibly comfortable kotatsu, a low-situated table with a heater installed underneath, which the heat with a heavy and comfy blanket. Of course, no blanket is needed here. Source: Maruimichi Here, a slice of watermelon (which is seen in Japan as a traditional summer…


[Part 2] Japanese Artist’s Dark, Deep And Powerful Illustrations Will Definitely Make You Think

2018-09-19 11:54

Avogado6 (アボガド6) is a talented Japanese artist doesn’t offer much information about himself other than their fondness for chemistry and creating video works, but there is a ton of conversation to be had about their dark and though-provoking artwork. Avogado6’s illustrations, which we’ve had the pleasure of introducing before, often use powerful imagery and symbolism to reflect on societal problems, but also personal depression and trauma. All of Avogado6’s work can be seen on their official website and Twitter account, but below are some recent standout pieces that will leave you thinking! Hollow Avogado6 Responsibility Source: Avogado6 Affirmation Source: Avogado6 Disassociation Source: Avogado6 Powder Avogado6 Path of Humanity Avogado6 Changing…


Japanese Figure Artist Shows How Monster Energy Drinks Get Their Claw Marks

2018-08-30 01:07

Energy drink fans are familiar with the iconic “slash marks” that adorn the label of Monster Energy cans and help illustrate the brand’s “unleash the beast” slogan, but Japanese original figure maker @nendoseizin1987 couldn’t help but imagine just what creature was causing those marks. The freelance artist mused in a Tweet, “After drinking a Monster Energy, I imagined just who was behind these claw marks, so I tried making it.” The result is a cycloptic taloned creature with a a psychedelic aesthetic fitting of the energy drink brand, made from sculpey polymer clay. Source: @nendoseizin1987 Source: @nendoseizin1987 Source: @nendoseizin1987 モンスターエナジーを飲んだ後、この爪痕の主はどんなのだろーと妄想してたので作ってみました。#モンスターエナジー pic.twitter.com/ToOXeDhUvK — RYO@ねんど星人 (@nendoseizin1987) 2018年8月28日 @nendoseizin1987’s talented works and garage…


Japanese Cardboard Artist Turns Boxes Into Incredibly Detailed Sculptures

2018-08-29 04:55

Over the past few years, several Japanese cardboard artists have impressed by crafting awesome Gundam Mobile Suits and tanks, and even giant mechas for their cats. Japanese Twitter user and cardboard artist @odonger2 might be outshining others with his outstanding level of detail, however. ダンボールで工作をしています動物やポケモンを作るのが好きです!シンプルな構成で綺麗な曲面やディティールを作ること、正確さより魂を込めることを心掛けていますご興味有る方は、以下モーメントを覗いてみてください!!https://t.co/cJQB8ZlpZFInstagramhttps://t.co/SZwbygBaUH… pic.twitter.com/ZyoN6Tatv4 — オドンガー大佐 〈シンクリ10/13〜10/21〉 (@odonger2) 2018年5月9日 @odonger2 says that the theme of his projects are creating an element of density, as well as works that appear to have no unused or empty space no matter what angle they are viewed from. As you can tell from the intricate folds and detailed flourishes, he’s done well to accomplish that. The long-tailed rooster took nearly two months…


Japanese Artist Illustrates The Hilariously Frustrating Daily Life Of A Crocodile In Human Society

2018-08-21 03:35

Japanese artist Keigo illustrates the sad but funny life of a Crocodile in human society Japanese illustrator Keigo has a talent for depicting absurd fictional situations in a comical and quirky style. While the artist doesn’t have a lot to say about himself, his simple but eccentric work has gained quite the following of fans looking for slice of life humor on Instagram and even been compiled into an art book. Many of his illustrations show bleak but humorous in a creative way that despite their silliness, capture an element of frustration just easy enough to relate to. keigoさん(@k5fuwa)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 7月月12日午後3時38分PDT keigoさん(@k5fuwa)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年 7月月28日午前6時48分PDT One of Keigo’s most…


These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them

2018-08-09 12:30

Japan: A Paper Craft Paradise When it comes to creating art with paper, Japan, with its long history of making exquisite washi paper and its internationally recognized art of origami, has produced its fair share of amazing artists. From paper toys animated with paper and rubber bands such as Haruki Nakamura’s pop-up penguin bomb, Seiji Tsukimoto’s clockwork pop-up art, or Risa’s intricately carved paper texts and animals, we have seen some remarkable artistry. Paper Craft Artist Scissorhands Combining realism with attention to detail and remarkable technical abilities, artist Masanobu Azami, who goes by the name Scissorhands, also deserves honorable mention among his Japanese paper-crafting peers. Just as comfortable making skeletons,…


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