Saturday, January 18, 2014

Artist Series - Day 18: Hokusai

Alright, almost everyone out there know's Hokusai's print work, and it's amazing, but it's not what I'm here to talk about.  He created a book series in the early 1800s of his pen & ink sketches, called Hokusai Manga.  Dear lord!  This stuff is what inspires me to be a better lineworker.  I picked up a compiled book of the series yesterday, and I haven't been able to put it down since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai_manga


This series has everything from gestural cartoons to detailed examinations and studies of objects from life.



Should you be interested in picking up a copy yourself, you can grab the book from amazon.com