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East Meets West: Matisse Manga



This concept should probably have a question mark: Matisse Manga? I love the Modernist drawing style where simplification was a focus. Matisse had his sweeping line for a face shape and the eyebrow / nose combination that Picasso swiped plenty of times. Add some really kawaii Manga eyes and the style just clicks, at least for me it does.

I have been drawing these cartoon people when I need something fun to draw from my imagination. Bold lines and bright colors give it a stained glass look or coloring book look. The inchie set above I decided to keep for myself. I rarely keep my work. maybe keeping on thing a year for hand-drawn and had-painted work. The artist trading cards, mail art envelope and drawing below have all been exchanged in the mail


ATC Matisse Girl 02 300


ATC Matisse Girl 03 300


ATC Matisse Girl 01 300





  1. KIT
    August 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    They are all gorgeous! Yes, a stained glass effect. Paris HIlton once had this nose too.

  2. KIT
    August 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    But that was many noses ago for her. snort, funny

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