Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Shadowpath, my journey back in the past



Just in case you are wondering, what I'm up to at the moment, I'm currently working on the third fox commission and since April on a VERY, VERY old project of mine, which is still very dear to me. It's a comic called "Shadowpath" and I started this in 1995 and stopped in 1999. Now I dug out the old pages and realized I HAVE to redraw and finish it as my characters have suddenly decided to jump up and down in my head again telling me, what they did in the past 20 years and how the story will continue up to now.
In fact, most of them were in my head already, when I was 15 or so, they helped me through times, when I was bullied, misunderstood and alone. They were MY very motivation to start drawing and painting, because they wanted me to tell their story and I went on a lot of epic journeys with all of them. Some died, some new ones came in and I feel honored that some close friends of mine encouraged me to carry on and even went together with my characters and me on that crazy journey.

I never spoke here about this story or that I also did and do comic ever. Simply, because it all slept very deep until the beginning of 2017 and simply because I will probably never publish it, but as I said before, I always take good and trusted friends on a ride to join my charactes and me on that crazy journey, where there is no good no bad, just different shades of shadow.  ^^

Just giving you a very small snippet here. The original story (Part 1) is actually over 500 pages and still going on and on and contains lot's of characters. I'm now redrawing page 244 and having so much fun ^^

German only... sorry... ^^"
















Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fox Commission part 2

Here is the next part of my huge fox commission I'm currently working on. One more painting to go and it'll be finished.
Done with polychromos pens, ink, acrylics, watercolor and airbrush on 60x90 cm paper.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Commission for a friend


Working on 2 huge paintings (2 foxes) now.
AND I was really lucky with the paper of my newfound art supply store here.
At first, I was a little bit frightened to do a polychromos/mixed media painting on a 90x60cm Format, but the paper turned out to be very smooth and just great for those pens and also for the blending pen.

I will keep that in mind for my next group show in January.
On top of that, I'm very, very busy at the moment. Working on 2 comic projects... covers and illustrations and one more commission.
Will be an exciting Summer for me.

Commission
Done with polychromos pens, acrylics, watercolor, postercolor and airbrush on thick paper
Format is 90x60 cm
   

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fox with momiji

Done with Polychromos, Acrylics, Watercolor and Airbrush on paper
(size 27x39cm)
**** SOLD ****


Friday, January 27, 2017

Koipond with mixed media

Here is some more Koi art, done with Polychromos, watercolor, acylics and several layers of black and white airbrush.
Took me a long time to finish. But I learned a lot about Polychromos pens again, especially, that you can paint with them on acrylics and use an alcoholbased blending pen (did so on the lotos leaves). 
Size is 27x39cm 

*** SOLD ***


Monday, December 26, 2016

Some new art

I'm still amazed how much fun it is to work with Polychromos pencils combined with "mixed media" like airbrush and postercolor. In December I worked on a few new paintings. Now I gut the big 120 pencil set as X-mas present from my father.
Looking Forward to do more with those pens soon ^_^

Here are some new paintings.

*** Available ***

*** Available ***


*** SOLD ***

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hoffnungsschimmer Anthologie

So much is happening at the moment... and I can finally announce a very special and wonderful project, I was able to take part in to my German friends:

Ich freue mich RIESIG, daß ich die Möglichkeit hatte an dem wunderbaren Projekt von Alexander Grun mit 2 Illustrationen mitzuwirken. DANKE !!!
Das Buch kann man nun bei Amazon bestelle. Der Erlös geht komplett an Herzenswünsche e.V

Hoffnungsschimmer – Im Dunkel ein Licht


Das Leben hält für jeden von uns wundervolle Momente bereit. Doch jeder Lebensweg führt auch über steinige Pfade. Wir verlieren Menschen, die für uns die Welt bedeuten. Treffen falsche Entscheidungen oder haben Träume, die in so weite Ferne gerückt sind, dass wir das Gefühl bekommen, sie nicht erreichen zu können.
In der ersten Hoffnungsschimmer-Anthologie finden Sie Geschichten, Gedichte und Illustrationen über Menschen, denen es ebenso ergeht. Über Kinder, die ihre Ängste überwinden müssen, um ihre Träume leben zu können. Über Kinder, die sich selbst aus einer Hölle befreien, in die sie hineingedrängt wurden. Über Mädchen und Jungen, die schwer krank sind, aber jeden einzelnen Moment genießen möchten, der ihnen noch bleibt. Über Männer, die in den Krieg ziehen, sich jedoch nichts sehnlicher wünschen, als ihre Familien in den Arm zu nehmen. Und über Frauen, die erst durch das Wunder eines heranwachsenden Lebens spüren, was wirklich wichtig ist.
Es sind Geschichten darüber, wie bedeutsam Hoffnung ist. Wie wichtig es ist, sie zu bewahren und nicht zu verlieren. Aber vor allem: Wie wichtig es ist, niemals aufzugeben!
Der komplette Erlös wird an den Verein Herzenswünsche e.V. aus Münster gespendet, der schwer kranken Kindern und Jugendlichen ihre sehnlichsten Wünsche erfüllt.
In Hoffnungsschimmer finden Sie
  • Geschichten und Gedichte von:
Alexander Grun, Ava Innings, Bernd Daschek, Bettina Schott, Charlotte da Silva, Curly Sue Glander, Doreen Kirsche, Dorothe Reimann, Grete B., Jil Aimée, Jörg Olbrich, Katharina Rambeaud, Linda Marie Haupt, Mila Summers, Miranda Rathmann, Nicole C. Vosseler, Rose Snow und Stefanie Heggenberger.
  •  Illustrationen von:
Corinna Herntier, Csilla Decsei, Frida Adriana Martins, Julia Takagi, Mary Cronos und Melanie Stoll.

Link zur offiziellen Homepage:

http://.hoffnungsschimmer-anthologie.de/

Link zu meiner Vita dort:

http://hoffnungsschimmer-anthologie.de/mitwirkende/julia-takagi/





Thursday, November 17, 2016

more Koi-art

I'm falling more and more in love with the polychromos pens. Working with them alone, is not really my cup of tea though, but combining them with my usual "mixed media" technicque is so much fun !!! ^_^
Worked on this one for several days... done with acrylics, airbrush, watercolor and Polychromos pens.
Size is A4, original availabe...



Friday, November 11, 2016

Some new paintings


Now I finally have more time again to paint and a few days ago I decided to buy Polychromos pens. I never thought it's so much fun to work with them, especially when you combine them with other media, like waterolor or airbrush.

I was totally amazed and blown away, that I instantly sold two of my works with them.
I'll definetelly work more with them in the future.


*** SOLD ***

*** SOLD ***
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

News and postcards

Just want to share the new postcards with my motives, which will be available at www.kreativ-kosmos.de in early June.
For orders outside Germany, please contact the shop directly via E-Mail. Worldwide shipping is definetelly possible.

Die deutsch-japanische Freundschaft geht in die zweite Runde!...
Heute habe ich die Druckfreigabe von Julia Takagi erhalten und diese 3 Motive zum Drucken losgeschickt. Diesmal handelt es sich nicht um Briefpapier, sondern um wunderschöne Motiv-Postkarten.
Diese werden voraussichtlich ab 06.06.2016 auf www.kreativ-kosmos.de zu einem unschlagbaren Preis von je 1,00€ zu kaufen sein.
Vorbestellungen werden gerne entgegen genommen.






Here is the announcement in German by the shop:

Sunday, December 13, 2015

update and new project

After a long silence, I can finally anounce one of the laterst projects I was working on:
 
Out of a wonderful cooperation with "Kreativ-Kosmos"
stationery with my artwork will be available there.
 
Here are the Samples, for further Information,  
please check out the homepage of this shop for further details:



 
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mejiro and Ume

 
Here is some new artwork: Mejiro and Ume. I love Mejiro birds. They always come in Spring to drink the nectar of the plum- and cherry blossoms.
Done with acrylics, color-pens and watercolor on paper.
Size is A-4, Original availabe.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Futamigaura

 
After several commissions and other projects, I finally had the time to do some new work.
 
This is Futamigaura, a famous spot not far from Fukuoka City.
Done with acrylics, watercolor and airbrush on paper.
Size is about 23x33cm.
*** Original available ***
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waterfall

Done with Acrylics, Airbrush and Watercolor on Paper.
Size is 32x22cm
 
***SOLD***
 
Right now I'm working on all kinds of different projects. Do Illustrations for some more books, translation and also a project which has to do with cooking.
Not much time for painting, but sometimes I HAVE to sit down and finally bring something down on paper. This one literally flew out of me and was sold to a wonderful friend, who already has a nice place for it. ^_^  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Group exhibition in Wiesbaden, Germany

 
Dear friends,
I will take part in a group exhibition in the Wilhelm Kempf Haus in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The opening party will be on October 26th at 4 p.m
Unfortunatelly, I can not come personally, but some of my wonderful Japanese collegues will be there.
 
For further information, please check the homepage of the Wallauer Fachwerk:
 
Have a wonderful & cozy Autumn...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Butterfly on yellow rose

Here is finally the finished artwork.
Acrylics, watercolor, pen and airbrush on paper.
Size is about 22-32cm (B4)
Original available.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Commission and a new WiP

Just finished another commission, a smaller version of the huge one I had in the Spring Show in Tokyo.
 
 
and I also started working on a brand new piece today. It will be a black swallow tail on a yellow rose. I hope I can finish it soon, before it gets too hot and humid over here.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Commission and other things :)

 
Finally I was able to finish this commission for a friend.
Done with acrylics, watercolors, pen and airbrush on paper.
It was my first owl-painting ever and so much fun to do ^_^
 
And inbetween I also illustrated another German book (a fantastic and very deep horror-anthology), which is available here:
 
I was very busy with a lot of different things and projects and I did not really paint much, but I hope it gets better from now on.
 


Friday, December 20, 2013

Some news before the end of the year

Well, before the year ends, I want to update my blog a little. This year was filled with a lot of events, especially in the last 3 months. As you can see I gave an interview for the Fukuoka Bi-ki newspaper about German X-mas and X-mas traditions.
 
Beside that I finally did some painting again:
 
And I did 3 illustrations for a book featuring horror, love and crime-stories written by
Constantin Dupien and illustrated by Melanie Stoll and me:
You can purchase the book here (German language only):
and for more info please check the author's page on facebook
and the official trailer:
 
Here are the 3 illustrations I did, featuring

Horror

Crime

and Love
 
Currently, I'm working on another illustration project and I also hope to work more with my graphic tablet again in 2014.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Photos from the exhibition

Here are finally some photos from the exhibition. It was a great show.
Thanks everybody for coming !!!! 



 
Right now I'm working on several illustrations. One book I did 3 illustrations for, will be published very soon and I will announce details in a few days :) 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Group show in Fukuoka

 
From the 19. Nov until the 24. Nov I will have a Group Show in the Tokunaga Gallery in Fukuoka.
I will be at the Gallery from 11 a.m until 3 p.m every day.
Looking forward to see all my friends there. 
Here are the paintings, which will be hanging at the show:
 
All of them are available.

"Himawari" (Sunflowers)
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"Poppies"
 
 
"Behind the wall"