Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sagaki Keita Recreates Classic Painting With Cartoon Doodles

From a distance, these look like normal sketches of classic paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, but a closer look reveals these amazingly intricate artworks are created from thousands and thousands of childlike sketches. The artist who created them is Sagaki Keita.

Blending abstract cartoon animals and iconic characters such as Ronald McDonald in his hand-drawn creations, the artist combines his training in the arts with a childhood love of comics and graffiti to create the whimsical pictures. Sagaki’s works are completely improvised and drawn directly onto paper without being drafted first.

“I usually use a 0.38mm pen, and sometimes ink thinned with water to achieve a grey tone, but that's all.” says Sagaki Keita.

Some of his pictures take months to complete. The Last Supper, which took the longest time, was completed in ten months. Few others were comparably faster, taking two to three weeks for each apiece.

Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo.

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[via DailyMail and Collosal]

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