Yamada Akihiro – A Collection Of Paintings Book Review

Posted By yonghow on May 7th, 2014

Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book

Yamada Akihiro is a Japanese illustrator/manga artist best known for his work on Rahxephon and Lodoss War – Lady of Pharis, of which the hugely popular Record Of Lodoss War anime is based on.

This art book is a collection of his illustrations and drawings, some 480 pieces in all, with about 150 colored pieces.

Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book

Besides illustration work, Akihiro-san also does concept art work from time to time – like the exquisite character designs he created for the film Shinobi – Heart Under Blade

Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book

(above top right) The character depicted in the illustration is Ishikawa Goemon, a legendary master thief in Japanese folklore not unlike Robin Hood. See this older post.

Goemon was eventually captured and boiled alive in a giant vat – till this day the vats often seen in Japanese hot spring baths are called Goemonburo (Goemon baths).

Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book

(above & below) The latter 1/2 of the book features monochrome illustrations.

Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book
Yamada Akihiro - A Collection Of Paintings Art Book

A beautiful collection of art work from a veteran illustrator with exceptional draftsmanship skills. Highly recommended.

Yamada Akihiro – A Collection Of Paintings art book details :

– Dimensions – 11.6 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
– Softcover with dust jacket, 150 pages.
– Full color / B&W, in Japanese language ( book contains mostly art work )

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3 Responses to “Yamada Akihiro – A Collection Of Paintings Book Review”

Kenouki

I need this book!!
The artwork looks awesome.

yonghow

He has a couple of other art books that are just as good but they’re out of print, I hope to get some of them for review in the future. :]

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