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Drawing Japanese Generals of the Sengoku Period - Sengoku, Sangokushi and Angels

Drawing Japanese Generals of the Sengoku Period - Sengoku, Sangokushi and Angels

Learn the oil painting techniques of popular artist Tsuyoshi Nagano, known for his stunning illustrations of historical figures! In this book, he teaches how to paint impressive portraits of generals from the Sengoku period and the Chinese text “Records of the Three Kingdoms,” as well as angels. Also includes a large gallery of his works.


Chapter 1: Tsuyoshi Nagano gallery
Chapter 2: Tools and basic techniques
Chapter 3: Step-by-step oil painting lessons
Chapter 4: The secrets of the Nagano style
Chapter 5: Collection of sketches


    ■ by Tsuyoshi Nagano, supervised by Kimi Tamagami

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 144 pages

    ■ Published in June 2019

    ■ ISBN: 9784798619521

    ■ Japanese title: 武将を描く 戦国・三国志+天使

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Tsuyoshi Nagano graduated in oil painting from the Fine Art Department of the Nihon University College of Art and went freelance in 1988 after working as a graphic designer. He has created art for the popular Koei Tecmo games "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and "Nobunaga's Ambition" from 1995 to 2012, and from 1999 to 2008 he has illustrated the covers of Star Wars spinoff novels. He mainly creates portraits and character illustrations for books, magazines, posters, card games, etc. He is widely known for his illustrations of historical figures, but recently he has been producing original art featuring angels and goddesses as well.


    Kimi Tamagami is a popular watercolor artist whose artwork has been featured in books, CDs, and a variety of products. He has held many private exhibitions, participated in TV shows, and authored watercolor manuals and coloring books. The German toy maker Schmidt Spiele has sold puzzles featuring his art all over the world.

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