I still remember when I first saw a Japanese Ukiyo-e illustration.
I was at the library - I went to return some books- and there was a nice well-edited Ukiyo-e book on the shelf. An enormous compilation of illustrations, drawings, etc.
"Um... it looks nice. Let's take a look".
3 hours later they were about to close the library and I was still contemplating those masterworks. I was fascinated.
In these illustrations I tried to use some of the colours that the Japanese masters choosed back then. Mostly flat and desaturated colours and very subtle gradiations. Strong silhouettes and thin contour lines.
I enjoyed a lot drawing these ones.