Admiring the incredible work of Japanese artist Takashi Nakamura. The freelance illustrator graduated from the Design Academy of Omiya and is currently residing in Saitama prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. He depicts scenes and details of ordinary life in a style influenced by reading manga, hence the precise line work and light applications of color. The illustrations are all handmade starting with a faint draft and then patiently painting textures and colors with gel ink pens.
You can see follow the artist on his his website and on Tumblr.
Images: Courtesy of Takashi Nakamura.
Going to have fun creating this woven look using an embroidery technique. Found this project on the Japanese site, Tetote Note. The swatches would be great for darning or decorating cloth. All you need is: 1) cloth, 2) embroidery thread, 3) embroidery frame, 4) round template, 5) embroidery needle, 6) washable chaco marker and 7) threading scissors. The instruction in Japanese is located here but the photos make this DIY project easy to follow.
Images: Courtesy of Tetote Note.
Kyoko Sugiura is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Japan. She is the creator behind the brand, Kyoko Création Broderie, an atelier and shop in Paris. The artist uses a variety of hand embroidery techniques and materials that show the richness and complexity of her designs. Much of her work is inspired by the diversity of nature. The last four images show her collaborative
effort with Japanese ceramist, Akiko Hoshina.
You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Kyoko Sugiura.