I would like to show off the latest book in my reference book collection, “Girl meets Sweets” by Sakizo, a Japanese illustrator (http://sakizo.jp/). While picking up another book I reserved via telephone at Kinokuniya, I stumbled across this book and asked a customer service representative to open it. After flipping through the book, I fell in love and decided to buy it right away.
I love every aspect of her works, from the style and color combinations to sweets and of course, those Marie Antoinette inspired dresses! Costume design is always a field that I’m interested in, so I took a fashion drawing short course with Bunka Fashion School. Ever since I graduated from it, my art style has been changing dramatically. I moved toward surrealism and incorporated everyday objects, like candy sweets, into characters’ outfits and accessories. Here are some examples of my work, colored with copic markers.
I will mainly use it as an inspiration for not only my next artwork but also during “Food with ideas” watercolor workshop that my friend and I registered for next month. Can’t wait! In my opinion, this book is highly recommended for artists who interested in watercoloring and Gothic-Lolita or Victorian style cosplayers.
Girl meets Sweets
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (2017)
Language: English & Japanese
Source: Photos and cover are from Amazon.co.jp