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May 29th, 2005 #1
Hokusai is pretty much the godfather of the modern comic and manga style. He is the one artist to turn to for beautiful composition, for great linework and gesture. He died in 1849, and left behind a gigantic body of work. Much of it can be found on the internet, although the reproductions are generally of a pretty poor quality.
A link to many good reproductions, i don't know how they'd feel about hotlinking though
When i see this one it triggers NES music in my head.
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I have been looking for a good uke-o site (hope I'm spelling it right) for a while. This stuff is great. I have allways tried to adapt it into my style, specificly fire and water. I use it alot for greazy afros and wool. It has allways served me well.
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October 26th, 2006 #3
I don't know but I've never been a fan of his...maybe it's because his sense of perspective seems so whacked out. I do love his water though. I'll have to take another look through his work for composition though!
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October 26th, 2006 #4Originally Posted by munkcee branes
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October 26th, 2006 #5
October 27th, 2006 #6
I admire a lot japanesse art till 19th century and I'm always looking for their works. I think they are the best in learning composition. Here is a link with some large reproductions, but this are not all in very good condition http://metro.tokyo.opac.jp/tml/tpic/...1_001_001.html
October 27th, 2006 #7
"From the age of six I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was fifty I had published a universe of designs. but all I have done before the the age of seventy is not worth bothering with. At seventy five I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am eighty you will see real progress. At ninety I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At a hundred I shall be a marvelous artist. At a hundred and ten everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokosai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing." -- Hokusai
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October 27th, 2006 #8
That pretty deep Elwell, how old was he when he passed?
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October 27th, 2006 #9
He died at 88. Check out this super high res version of the wave: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...th_century.jpg
October 27th, 2006 #10Originally Posted by Ian Mack
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October 28th, 2006 #11
October 28th, 2006 #12
That dude was so awesome. A while ago i saw a documentary about him. He never stopped trying to improve himself, even when his sight was getting all bad and he couldn't see shit. Pretty sad how he ended, at 80+ still working cos his family fucked up or something.That wave one is hypnotizing. Once you really start looking at it, it kinda sucks you in. Great art this is still.
October 29th, 2006 #13
Hokusai's one of my favorite artists, and I'm willing to brag that I have a couple prints made from his actual woodblocks in my apartment...I'm a dick, I know, but I rarely get to talk about em.
Some other Ukiyo-e guys that I like are Hiroshige & Yoshitoshi; great design, draftsmanship, and narrative... lots to learn from them.