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Painting People as They Are

Painting People as They Are

Painting People as They Are
Hiroshi Misawa’s Oils, Watercolors and Creation Process


First artbook of the popular oil and watercolor artist Hiroshi Misawa, known for his realistic and natural paintings of people. It also includes an explanation of his painting techniques and the creation process of about ten of his works. The book can be enjoyed both as an illustration collection and as a reference for artists.


Chapter 1: Start: the struggle of "observing things"
Chapter 2: Open: making art
Chapter 3: Focus: the era of large works and stage settings
Chapter 4: Turning point: toward drawing what you want to
Chapter 5: Evolution: symbolic representation of people


    ■ by Hiroshi Misawa, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 144 pages

    ■ Published in July 2018

    ■ ISBN: 9784798617213

    ■ Japanese title: ありのままに描く人物画 三澤寛志の油絵と水彩、その絵づくりのすべて

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    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Hiroshi Misawa graduated from Musashino Art University with a master's degree in oil painting. His artworks have been displayed in many exhibitions. He currently works as a lecturer at Yokohama Bay Art School and the Toyo Institute of Art & Design.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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