WhatIWore: I’ve been cooking up a storm in the past week and documenting many of my meals on Instagram. Since my Whole30 in January, the majority of my diet follows a paleo approach, which is how I cook at home. (But I still have a sweet tooth and love a glass of wine, so I let myself…
Kazuo Oga (various watercolour works c.1988)
Kazuo Oga is one of the most inconspicuously famous artists, which is inspirational in its own right by how humbling it is. You would think they were digital from an immediate approach, however upon closer inspection of the textures, lighting and layering it’s clear they’re perfectly hand crafter watercolour pieces.
His works, featured in the backgrounds of various Studio Ghibli films, are subtle enough to blend into the background of the films yet stand out alone as perfection of watercolour techniques and command of lighting.
Just considering there are scenes where the camera pans across his works for several long moments reflects the sublime quality of his work. And that he was able to develop enough artworks to supply several films with stunning backdrops is nothing short of breathtaking.
That’s a good word for it, “breathtaking”.
The last in our lil’ series of James Beard Award-nominated stuff from LP: The Secret Lives of Chefs by Lisa Hanawalt! This comic also appears in her upcoming book MY DIRTY DUMB EYES, published by Drawn & Quarterly.
Here’s this comic in full! Thanks Lucky Peach!
We’re showing some Valentine’s Day love to our wonderful Tumblr followers by giving away an awesome Toro y Moi prize pack!
You’ll get a vinyl copy of Anything In Return signed by Chaz, a keychain, and a sticker. All you have to do is follow us and reblog this post. Also, you must live in Chicago/be able to pick this up from our box office.
Contest ends tomorrow at noon. We’re giving one of these packs away on Twitter later today too, so head there to double your chances of winning.