Cannabis Works 2 is the much awaited follow-up art book to renowned Japanese concept artist/illustrator/animator Tatsuyuki Tanaka’s original Cannabis Works, released more than a decade ago. This book is so good I don’t even know where to begin, and more than makes up for cancelled “Boiled Head” art book.
Filling the pages are Tatsuyuki’s stupendously detailed illustrations spanning concept art for numerous anime, storyboards for commercials, magazines and personal work in between; the context of the art work serves only as background information – everything is top notch in here.
(above & below) Storyboards for a short film called Angel Mask by Hongkong photographer/filmmaker Wing Shya, who is a frequent collaborator with Wong Kar Wai.
(above & below) Character concept art on Otomo Katsuhiro’s anime Farewell To Weapons, based on the manga of the same name. The full collection of concept art for the film can also be found in the Farewell To Weapons art book.
Tatsuyuki Tanaka is one of my favourite Japanese artists and this book easily makes it into my top art books of 2016. Highly, highly recommended.
Cannabis Works 2 – Tatsuyuki Tanaka” art book details :
– Dimensions – 26.7 x 19.2 x 2.4 cm
– Hardcover, 160 pages.
– Full color, in Japanese/English language
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