Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook Review

Posted By yonghow on August 12th, 2012

Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook

Kow Yokoyama is a Japanese artist/sculptor and creator of the science fiction series Maschinen Krieger ( formerly called SF3D when published in the magazine Hobby Japan ). His mecha designs bear a unique and distinctively organic look and have over the years garnered a cult following by mecha and model kit fans.

This sketchbook is a compilation of his many sketches, a brain dump of his visual ideas if you will.

Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook

The book is broken up into 5 main sections, including art work on Maschinen Krieger, Mars Troops, Zoids, and his personal sketches. Yokoyama-san has numerous publications to his name but this is a great one to start off with because of the wide range of subjects it covers.

Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook

(above) Yokoyama’s somewhat unorthodox mecha designs must have served as a useful source of inspiration and reference for many a concept artist when they were researching ideas and images for sci-fi mecha and machinery.

Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook
Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook

“Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook” art book details :

Dimensions – 28.4 x 21.8 x 2.2 cm
Soft cover, appr. 210 pages
B&W sketches with some select color prints, in Japanese

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2 Responses to “Kow Yokoyama Ma.K. Sketchbook Review”

Rey

insane work, thanks for sharing, very inspiring!

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