My Orochimaru painting, will be for sale at Black Gold Studios exhibition. Excuse the poor quality photo. size is a2
Badass Jiraiya ukiyo e, I would presume this is kuniyoshi
(Source: jibadojo, via superkintaro)
Hey UK folks, if you are close by be sure to check this out, some pretty big names here, should be fucking awesome! I will have a few pieces on display there too
Horimatsu has a new blog entry regarding the importance of Ukiyo e in irezumi
Hey guys, I wanted to point you all in the direction of this article written by Horimatsu, good for both artist and tattoo collector, he discusses what makes up a good design when it comes to Koi tattoos. Have a read, some really valuable information there!
astndnbr asked: When tattooing shishi dogs, is it appropriate to have the male (mouth open) climbing up the left or the right side of the body, leaving the female (mouth closed) to the opposite end? I've seen it done both ways but was curious if you had any insight on the correct side position on the body.
Hey mate, sorry about the delayed response, I haven’t found any evidence to suggest that it matters, I would recommend having a read through the following link, though I don’t think it covers the subject…. http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shishi.shtml
Another option could be to gather up several photos from temples across china and japan and compare the positioning of each gender, if they are all consistant then you have your answer. ‘
Just a side note, they aren’t actually dogs, they are considered to be a form of lion! Good luck!
excuse the lack of posts, I still don’t know what to cover next! Any suggestions? Here is some latest work from me! Enjoy! (Trying to resource a good printer to make prints of this too)
Monument to last Japanese wolf.
Wolves in Japan became extinct during the Meiji restoration period, an extermination known as ōkami no kujo. The wolf was deemed a threat to ranching which the Meiji government promoted at the time, and targeted via a bounty system and a direct chemical extermination campaign inspired by the similar contemporary American campaign. The last Japanese wolf was a male killed on the 23 January 1905 near Washikaguchi (now called Higashi Yoshiro) Honshū Wolf monument in Nara Prefecture, Japan. This monument inscribed with a haiku was erected in the village of Higashi-Yoshino. The haiku by Toshio Mihashi says:
With that wolf
That is no more.”
first finished painting for the year… Hebi, Botan and uchide no kozuchi