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Artist of the Day: Utomaru

Utomaru (Yuko Motoki)

LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan
PRIMARY MEDIA: Digital [Photoshop]
EDUCATION:
Tama Art University [graphic design, 2005-2009]
MAJOR PROJECTS:
Poster art for Kanazawa Film Festival 2013 and 2014
A series of illustrations for the album cover and the music videos of the Japanese two-piece band ORESAMA
Art for voice actor Sumire Uesaka’s live video Yami-Yami Young Paradise in Tokyo [illustration]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
“Takashi Akiyama (one of the greatest illustrators and my professor at the university) taught me the importance of the signature. He didn’t worry much about the art techniques of his students, but he thought they were not good at selling their work. He also told me other valuable lessons on colors, shapes, and all about art, and all of them are still very important for me. However the lesson about importance of the signature is the unforgettable one.”
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  • BurntToShreds

    Simply fantastic work.

  • ddrazen

    I imagine that if Peter Max had done manga this is what it would look like.

  • Terri Calhoun

    Ooh such bright vibrant colors!

  • l

    Nice!

  • Watermelon Man

    This is amazing work.