The Japanese illustrator Shohei Otomo creates incredibly complex drawings with a ballpoint pen.

Shohei Otomo's incredible ballpoint pen drawings
Tokyo - AUG 26, 2013

Shohei Otomo is a Japanese illustrator that combines tradition and modernity in his images. His illustrations are often black and white, with a few strokes in red, and are made entirely with ballpoint pens. His style stems from Japanese tradition, from traditional art to manga characters. This he combines with touches of pop culture and western tradition, adding baroque elements and a complex composition.

The resulting images are complex and highly detailed, showing elaborate scenes and characters. His singular illustrations are born from a style that is built from a good dose of humour, violence from samurai like characters and a strong vitality.

Shohei Otomo's incredible ballpoint pen drawings

©Shohei Otomo

Shohei Otomo's incredible ballpoint pen drawings

©Shohei Otomo

Shohei Otomo's incredible ballpoint pen drawings

©Shohei Otomo

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