Category Archives: Illustration

Morita MiW

We don’t know the full name of this Japanese illustrator but she does work under the brand, Morita MiW. We do know that she was born in Osaka, Japan and that she graduated from Osaka University of Arts.  She started her brand in 2016 and has been illustrating and creating store logos, confectionery designs, stationery goods and textile. She has lived in Tokyo since the year 2000.

More of her work can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Morita MiW.

Wayne Tsay

Admiring the paintings and traditional work of Southern California-based artist, Wayne Tsay.  Couldn’t find too many information about this artist.  We do know that he is currently a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks and a feature animation instructor at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, teaching “Color and Lighting”. He contributes a lot of his current career success to plein-air painting and his past architecture school training.

More of his work can be found at Cargo Collective, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Wayne Tsay. 

Ikki Matsumoto (1935 – 2013)

Ikki Matsumoto is the son of the artist we featured yesterday, Katsuji Matsumoto.  Ikki travelled to the United States to study at the John Herron School of Art in Indiana, where his older brother was a sculpture student. He transferred to the Art Academy of Cincinnati to study under the renowned wildlife artist, Charles Harper.  After an unsatisfying work in the advertising field, he established a new career as a painter and printmaker using the native birds as his subjects. Matsumoto intended for his work to make people feel good as he said, ‘there are no heavy messages in my work, I just simply wish to delight’.

More of his art can be viewed here on his posthumous website.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

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