Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

These are a couple of yokai inspired spooky swamp dwellers for Halloween.  I had been impressed by the designs of Japanese netsuke in the V&A museum London then later saw an incredible exhibition in Paris on the supernatural yokai of Japanese culture.  The designs are based on traditional Japanese deities & goblins.


 The rough sketches above developed into these more abstract painted sketches I did for fun as I was painting the larger one
This amphibious swamp creature was a leaving present for Story Commando James 'Zero Dark Thirty' Baker

5 comments:

Jamie Iles said...

Love this. Really inspiring work.

***** said...

the one-eyed triangle is my favorite. btw is your book available on-line?
Peter

*****

Matt J said...

Thanks! Peter, email me at the address in my Blogger profile for more info on the book

Hannah Tuohy said...

Such great work!

Nicholas Hong said...

great interesting shapes and design!