i think i made the biggest strides in my artwork and lost my art block forever when i realized:
not everything has to be beautiful,
not everything has to be anime,
not everything has to look like something i’ve already seen,
not everything has to look on model,
and mistakes don’t really matter, nor are they something to be afraid of
Kazuo Oga (various watercolour works c.1988)
Kazuo Oga is one of the most inconspicuously famous artists, which is inspirational in its own right by how humbling it is. You would think they were digital from an immediate approach, however upon closer inspection of the textures, lighting and layering it’s clear they’re perfectly hand crafter watercolour pieces.
His works, featured in the backgrounds of various Studio Ghibli films, are subtle enough to blend into the background of the films yet stand out alone as perfection of watercolour techniques and command of lighting.
Just considering there are scenes where the camera pans across his works for several long moments reflects the sublime quality of his work. And that he was able to develop enough artworks to supply several films with stunning backdrops is nothing short of breathtaking.
That’s a good word for it, “breathtaking”.
Met Ball. Jennifer Lawrence photobombs Sarah Jessica Parker.
The. best. thing. ever.
Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.
fuck these are old and I remember seeing them such a long time ago, so fucking glad someone brought this back
“I’ve decided what to do with my life. I wanna be a cleaner.” – Léon: The Professional (1994)
Lana Del Rey | “Young and Beautiful” (Full Orchestral Version)