If you are a fan of Japanese Style Illustrations, you probably know much more about Tokyo based illustrator Shohei Otomo. He creates his amazing illustration works with just a paper-mate ball pen. In his illustrations, Otomo adds the taste for the traditional japanese art with manga and noir, with a modern and distinguishing style. So suitable for tattoo art…
Working mostly in ballpoint pen, Shohei Otomo’s insightful depictions of Japan expose both its commercial facade and deepest underground culture. Delivered with an unmistakable level of biting political analysis and technical perfection, Shohei’s work straddles the worlds of art, graphic design, anime and punk.
Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo the prolific author and illustrator who has shaped so much of Japanese culture with titles such as AKIRA,Shohei’s work takes his fathers legacy into the next generation.
If you want to see Shohei in action, check out the latest tie-up he did with Pilot, the Japanese stationary company, creating an portrait of epic proportions using only their Justus fountain pen.