by Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Friday 8 April 2011

Tokyo-based illustrator Fmio Watanabe has managed to create beautiful storybook-like landscapes that look so perfect I’d swear they were digital. But they aren’t; they’re hand painted. These works of art are all done using ridiculously tiny paintbrushes, gouache, and acrylic paint.

The colours are what really get me. His combination of neon and pastel is so perfect that I’d give anything to be in one of his paintings. Maybe if I stare at them long enough, the gloomy weather that surrounds my place will turn into chartreuse, magenta, and baby blue.
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