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.
If you liked it, you can also check my Instagram where I post daily artwork and WIP illustrations. 
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