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


Jamie Iles said...

Love this. Really inspiring work.

***** said...

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


Matt Jones said...

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

Unknown said...

Such great work!

Nicholas Hong said...

great interesting shapes and design!