Shibuya River re-imagined.
I made this illustration for the Japanology Plus television program run by the NHK World and hosted by Peter Barakan. I was featured in an episode exploring the relationship of people with Tokyo and a special episode about my art.
This piece was made as an example of what I'm often thinking about when making my art — not only showing Japan's cityscapes in a way that makes them look cool but thinking and indicating what could be done to improve them. And so, this is the Shibuya river as I would like to see it — not a pitiful concrete-clad stream running through grey backstreets but a place that would be fun to visit and rest at.
- 300 g watercolors paper
- LAMY AL-Star M
- Sailor seiboku ink
- Schmincke watercolors
By the way, this is how that place really looks like:
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