Category Archives: Illustration

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

On November 21, 2018 we posted a botanical calendar created by Japanese painter Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi.  We are revisiting this artist posting his enchanting utopian paintings of fishing bears, rowing deers and a few chimeric humans.  The artist lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan, studied at Kanazawa College of Art and began working in 2012.

You can view more of his work on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  A few of his paintings can be purchased here in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi.

Fiona Hewitt

Have always loved vintage Chinese kitsch, the style of art created by Scottish illustrator, Fiona Hewitt.  The Brighton-based artist is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been used for animation, product design, editorial, advertising and publishing.  She has spent four years living in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai soaking up the colours, textures, icons and graphic styles of Asia. Upon her return to the UK she along with Asian kitsch expert, Andy Tainton,  created a company called Wu and Wu.  This move enabled her to transform her love of the Asian design aesthetic, nostalgia and sweet childhood memories into her art and her product range. 

More of her work can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her products can be purchased in her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Fiona Hewitt.

Moleskine Planner Project

It’s still pretty cold out there so you may want to stay in and give your Moleskine planner an embroidered cover.  We found this project and the full instruction on the blog, What’s Next? by yukiko.

The designer and maker is Japanese illustrator, Yukiko Otsu.  She graduated from Sheridan College for Computer Animation in Canada and also completed a 3-year Interpretive Illustration course.  She started as an illustrator, then expanded a variety of art like digital art, blogging, sewing, knitting, crochet, fashion and any decorative art you can think of.  

You can follow the artist on her website, blog and Facebook.  She has shop on Society 6 and on Etsy.

Images:  Courtesy of Yukiko Otsu.

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