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Hisanori Yoshida Japanese Illustration

February 9, 2013

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It’s with thanks once again to the lovely Helen Terry and her inspirational blog The Art Room Plant that I came across a link to the work of Hisanori Yoshida. He manages to create, beautiful scenes and moods using inks and bleach. I feel a great delight in his lights and starry skies, a nod to Chagall perhaps but definitely a warmth and safe feeling there too.

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I must say my Japanese doesn’t stretch much beyond speaking one to ten so I can’t find out much about this amazing illustrator apart from that he graduated from Osaka Prefectural modern craft Konan High School in 1990 and then started working as a freelance illustrator in 2004, until the present day. Here are some of his magical creatures in the woods and animals on the land.

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A beautiful sunburst, again offers a warmth to Hisanori’s work.

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It’s the soft and often fragile moments in his work that capture my attention. They force you to pause and observe, and suddenly your life slows down and you feel quietly peaceful. Well it works for me anyway lol

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His fish (above) really reminds me of the work of Paul Klee (below), what do you think ? Beautiful work.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. 54paintings permalink
    February 9, 2013 11:23 am

    Very nice indeed. I was thinking Klee too. Particularly like the bleach effects. A lovely start to Saturday-thanks!

  2. February 9, 2013 11:47 am

    Ohhh – so lovely! :-)
    b.t.w., do you know Tadahiro Uesugi? http://www10.big.or.jp/~tuesugi/
    Thought you might like this…have a nice weekend

  3. February 10, 2013 12:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful work! I only recently saw one of his sweet bear images on Pinterest and wondered about his other stuff. Love the characters’ eyes and agree, it all has a soft magical look that is very appealing and different, too.

    • February 10, 2013 9:28 pm

      Thanks Allyn, yep lovely work here. I like the softness too.

  4. February 10, 2013 5:11 pm

    Hisanori I really like, his compositions are so full of magic that gets you. Its simplicity, its sweetness, its themes combierten one of my favorite illustrators. Thanks for so many imagnes. Many did not know me and I keep them.

    • February 10, 2013 9:27 pm

      Great to hear I’ve been able to show you a few new images of one of your fav artists. :)

  5. February 13, 2013 1:26 am

    thank you so much!

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