Category: Line Drawings

I came across some illustrations by a Japanese arttist called Setsu Nagasawa. Sadly he died in 1999, but he is still one of the most well known fashion illustrators in Japan. The majority of Setsu’s works are pencil line drawing with watercolor. His lines are  simple, but flowing and full of emotion. As an illustrator (trainee) i love the quickness of line and wash, and the movement created by what is left out, rather than what is put in.

As a young girl, aged 16 or so, i found myself very drawn to the Japanese style of illustration, and so it seems fit that i would now find it influences me in my own work.

Setsu Nagasawa


It’s then interesting to look at some of Quentin Blakes worka nd wonder if he was also influenced by this style?

Quentin Blake Poster

Matisse is one of my favourites artists, his simplicity of line is wonderful

and also my hero David Hockney, who has inspired me over the years with his use of colour – can also show the power of the line!