Tuesday, April 26, 2011

早紀蔵 - Sakizou

I don't really know much about her other than she's a japanese illustrator, but I absolutely adore her work!

Each painting is incredibly detailed! From laces, frills, patterns - you name it! - they are outright gorgeous! Each one feels like the window into some luxurious fantasy world, with Victorian and Baroque elements abounding! It also reminds me a bit of lolitas, especially the classic lolita style with the character's sweet and innocent looks, indulging in meticulously drawn fashions!

(If you want to google her for more images, I recomend that you use her name in japanese as I put it on the title; you'll get much more [relevant] hits!)

She has several published books (12 in total so far), each with it's own theme and all around the same price of ¥1500 (which is about 12€! Amazingly cheap for the kind of book it is, since most of the illustration books we have are all far more expensive than that!). If I managed to find one I wouldn't hesitate to buy it!

So here's a sneak peek of several of her works!

Don't forget to visit her site!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Audrey Kawasaki

So, to start: Audrey Kawasaki.

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.

2 years Pratt Institute, Brooklyn - Fine Arts Painting

Audrey updates her online journal frequently with new work, pieces in progress, information about shows and more.
She's the amazing artist who painted the image I  use as a new template, Yuuwaku.
Here's some of my favorite paintings:

Mia & Mai


"Hitorigoto" ひとり言

Blue Girl



"Mezameru maeni" 目覚める前に


Saying Goodbye


Be sure to visit her site!


Well, over one year of neglecting I've finally decided to come back and share my findings with you.

I’ve decided to alter the template to fit the changes I’ve gone through in the last year or so. And I find this one suits my personality much better than the last.

For now I'll try to organize my folders and later I'll share some of the things that have influenced me in this absence.