Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.
Celebrating 25 years of manga/illustration work since his first commission in 1986, Hiroyuki Asada has released “Water”, a compilation of his best pieces including illustrations from his comic series “I’ll”, art work published in “Kikan S” magazine and more.
Asada-san’s use of muted colors in his illustration brings to mind another artist, Tatsuyuki Tanaka. ( read the review for his art book Cannabis Works here. )
(above) A hint of influence by Range Murata. Asada-san rise to fame is mostly through his popular Steampunk manga series Tegami Bachi, with its own respective art book. If you like his style of illustration, its definitely worth taking a look.
Asada’s artistic contemporaries are Sho-u Tajima (Psyche) and Obata Takeshi (Death Note), and they are often referred to as the “Aquarius Trio” ( for sharing the same horoscope ). Coincidentally I’ve picked up both their art books in Tokyo as well, ROSARIO YETI and 「blanc et noir」, so do look out for their book reviews coming up soon.
Water – Hiroyuki Asada Illustrations details :
– Dimensions – 11.7 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
– 120 pages
– Hard cover
– Color, in Japanese
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