Monday, 29 August 2011

Kazuo Oga/Ghibli Art

I've been looking at Kazuo Oga's work a lot lately- he was the art director on Ghibli films such as Totoro and Princess Mononoke, and is the chap to thank for many of the jawdrop backgrounds that fill Ghibli's catalogue. He had a solo exhibition in Japan in 2007, and several books of his work are out there. His use of light and evocation of luscious slices of nature are incredible.

I'd thoroughly recommend sticking this YouTube vid on fullscreen 1080p and kicking back to enjoy for the next forty minutes:

And by all accounts he paints largely with poster paints.
Picture taken from the Oga Art Collection on the French website 'Buta Connection'.

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