- Full Description
This unusual series is the first collection that turns the spotlight on the scenes and background illustrations exclusively. With only a few characters in ordinary clothes, attention is focused on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds. This first book in a two-volume series is a collection of background artworks featuring familiar scenes from daily life: nostalgic townscapes, detailed architecture, fantastic forests and landscapes, and rooms too perfect to be real.
The illustrations are extremely realistic and detailed - almost like photographs - but at the same time give readers the sense that we are looking at images of a parallel world.
Nearly all the pieces actually do have at least one character in them, usually a Japanese girl or woman. Not only does this add to our appreciation of the work, it sets these sometimes panoramic scenes into perspective with a figure to relate to.
Three of the pieces were done especially for this book, by artists Akima, nanakawa, and mocha. Also includes work by Hirotaka Tanaka, You Yoki, Mic Maeda, Yukihiro Nakamura, SHOICHI, and many others. The cityscapes by Asano we find particularly appealing, with warm rich colors and astonishing detail, which remind us of the work of Moebius and Geof Darrow.
The works featured in this title are by 39 well-known, mostly Japanese creators, illustrators and animators. Some creators featured have made their entire careers specializing in drawing backgrounds.
In addition, a section that explains drawing techniques and materials used is included. Profiles of creators with messages from each, descriptions of each creator’s techniques and preferred materials are written in both Japanese and English text.
This stunning collection will appeal to all art lovers and is sure to bring creators massive inspiration, too.
- Additional Information
Item Code EVESC Publisher PIE Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9784756249586 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 10x10 # Pages 160pg Color Full Color