Insanely Real Manga Drawings Of Japan

By Brian Ashcraft on at

In manga Yotsuba&!, artist Kiyohiko Azuma draw characters is a stylised, not-so-realistic way. But the backgrounds, however, are the complete opposite.

[Via Spoon & Tamago | DesignStack]

According to Spoon & Tamago, in a 2014 interview, Azuma explained this contrast, saying, “I lean toward realism, but at the same time, it’s not like I’m trying to make things actually realistic–what I’m going for is more like having a somewhat strange character within a realistic world. Now, that’s pretty standard in manga, but what I’m aiming for is to strike the right balance of being ‘somewhat’ strange–not too out there, but not too normal, either.”

[Via Spoon & Tamago | DesignStack]

[Via Spoon & Tamago | DesignStack]

[Via Spoon & Tamago | DesignStack]