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A Plague of Dragons, and Enjoying Drawing Again


Justin Gerard

Today I've got a new drawing from my series A Plague of Dragons to share with you and I want to talk a little bit about getting lost and found again in art. The above image was drawn on Strathmore Smooth bristol with 2H and HB pencils. The image below shows the various iterations the drawing went through before arriving at its final form. Rough Sketch with Concept Work-ups Have you ever stepped away from drawing…

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Artist of the Month: Takato Yamamoto


Dan dos Santos

May 20, 2019 - Takato Yamamoto (b.1960) is a Japanese painter and manga artist. He is most known for developing a unique style that he termed "Heisei aestheticism", which blends influences from Japanese ukiyo-e painting with Western gothic art to create dark, but beautiful images. His surrealistic and highly detailed works often explore themes of violence, death and sexuality to create unsettling and highly symbolic imagery. Yamamoto's art often deals with crude themes, but explores them in a startling delicate manner. It's this delicacy that entices a viewer to appreciate often horrifying images in an unusually adoring way. One of my favorite things about Yamamoto's work, is that this sense of delicacy extends to his books as well. Because he doesn't do much commercial work, if any, Yamamoto showcases his art in series of wonderfully produced books. These small format books…

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