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I know it's not exactly winter, but doesn't this illustration by Natsu Wakabayashi put you in the mood? Snow, skiing, hot chocolate…doesn't sound so bad! This was the first image I saw by the Japanese illustrator, but it's not the last. Natsu's enthralling portfolio is full of busy scenes that are fascinating in the amount of detail. Using pen and colored pencil, she draws tiny patterns, architectural details, lettering on sinage. It's impressive—make sure you spend time really looking at each piece. You won't be disappointed.
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Ohrai Noriyoshi (1935-2015) is a renowned Japanese illustrator whose widely acclaimed art work include posters for Starwars : The Empire Strikes Back and many motion pictures, on top of the innumerable illustrations he has done for books, magazines, games and more.
This book is the official catalogue for the Ohrai Noriyoshi II : 1966-1984 art exhibition held at the Miyazaki Art Center in Miyazaki, Japan back in July 2015. The book collects over 500 pieces of illustrations and is the single biggest collection of the artist's work that can be found in a book.
This is a spectacular art book from Ohrai Noriyoshi, who sadly passed away just a few days before the time of writing. His work endures, and I give this my highest recommendations.
Existing copies of this book were printed for the exhibition and isn't widely available, so if you spot a copy available on Amazon don't hesitate. A small caveat on the binding used – it allows for the book to be opened fully without curving the pages near the spine and makes for great viewing, but looks pretty delicate. Handle with care.
I also suggest checking out the artist's other art book Green Universe.
– Dimensions – 30 x 22 x 2.4 cm
– Softcover, 299 pages
– Full color, in Japanese ( book contains mostly images )
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