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Shigeya Yamamoto Water-colouring the world around him.

May 16, 2014

Shigeyay Yamamoto is from Japan. Born around 1964, he’s got an amazing eye for watercolour detail and can capture light or illustrate a season with a real flair !

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He is a whizz with people too, look at these endearing illustrations of children playing together.

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You can easily see how his little sketches then come to life and transform into pages from a book.

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Also a keen sportsman and band member, Shigeya illustrates his passions for advertising and promotional literature.

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How beautifully observed are these small ensembles ?

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My favourite is definitely Shigeya’s use of colour and how he depicts light. Soft warm sunlit tones caress these roads.

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You can sense the flutter of cherry blossom in the air here too.

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And hear the scrunch of frosty snow underfoot.

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Uplifting and quietly expressive work here. Delicate water-coloured postcards from Shigeya’s world. Many thanks for sharing them with us and letting them brighten our day too. More examples here.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2014 9:48 am

    Marvellously talented artist !

  2. May 18, 2014 11:58 pm

    I have never, ever in my life seen watercolors such as these! One moment they are dramatic (love the black night sky/city lights) and Impressionistic and the next moment they are detailed and realistic. The line drawings are so simple, yet they catch playfulness of the children. A master of light, and shadow, color. Just fantastic, so talented. Each one I looked at, I thought, “I like this one best… and then I would see the next one, and have the same thought. I went to his web site… my computer would not translate… is there a way to order any postcards? (probably all I could afford).

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