Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Leaping Warrior

Here's a preliminary sketch by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) of a warrior leaping from a rooftop.

He used exploratory colored lines just as modern animators and comic artists do. The jagged lines of the figure contrast with the rounded lines of the landscape.

Thanks, John
Wikipedia on Yoshitoshi
Image from Aleyma

9 comments:

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Jane said...

I was just thinking of asking you to speak to the training received by the Chinese artists who do the street portraits in NYC -- yes, I KNOW China is not Japan! The beautiful draftsmanship of one Asian country reminded me that I'd been thinking about the beautiful draftsmanship in the other. Have you seen them in action? They start with the eyes, contrary to everything I've ever learned.

Chloe Cumming said...

Stunning drawing, thanks for sharing.

Torbjörn Källström said...

Those Ukiyo-e artists are pretty amazing... Would be cool to learn to do that. :)

jeff said...

Ukiyo-e artists did not make the prints. The drawings were done for the printers, but it was from what I have read about it a collaborative effort. Some of these prints would take up to 30 to 40 blocks depending on how many colors they used.

There is a wonderful film called Sharaku by Masahiro Shinoda (1995) which is based on the life of Sharaku and it has some great scenes that show how Utamaro lived.
He was an art star in his day.

The best part of the film is procession of the concubines which is one of the most erotic street parades ever filmed.

Stephen Southerland said...

More good stuff. I have learned more from your posts than I have from four years of college. Many thanks.

Sketching Artist said...

I love his little wooden shoes. He's got to be one tough ass warrior, running around, leaping off buildings in those uncomfortable shoes.