LOOK: Artist ‘paints’ illustrations with nature’s autumn colors
INQUIRER.net / 03:12 PM November 29, 2018
A Japanese artist added life to illustrations with splashes of color from nature itself.
Illustrator and Twitter user Kotetsu (@kotetsu_of) recently drew a series of illustrations that caught the attention of fellow Twitter users because of their vibrant colors. But rather than being the one to take credit for the color work, Kotetsu borrowed from mother nature through the Japanese art of paper cutting called “kirie,” as reported by SoraNews24.
Kotetu’s illustrations mainly featured a kimono-wearing girl with a bob cut demurely posing in slightly different ways. Japanese kimono often feature designs and motif that reflect the four seasons. These were shared online through a Nov. 17 tweet.
Kotetsu took full advantage of Japan’s current fall season and added its warm colors to his kimono girl. The artist did this by cutting out parts of of the illustration where the outer layer of the kimono would be. Kotetsu then held up the illustration against a scenery to “paint” the spaces with the different colors of fall.
The illustrator then matched the girl’s expression of different scenery to properly convey the emotions the artwork portrayed.
Kotetsu’s earlier works also borrowed from nature to paint different colors on another girl’s dress with blue-sky patterns, sunny yellow leaves, and a mix of blue and green.