Ukiyo-e of Winslow by The-Nocturnal-Rodent

Ukiyo-e of Winslow


13 August 2017 at 03:54:43 MDT

Had this sketch for a while and I wanted to get it out there. Wanted to try and a do Winslow dressed as he would be living in Japan when he was living with Yuuki (which was during the 1890s) but do it in a sumi-e style. Well that failed, the sumi-e brush was just...awful. So instead I made it more of a ukiyo-e style.

Ukiyo-e is a really prominent style of Japanese art, it's the most prominent art style from Japan and it has a lot of bold lines and flat colors. Subjects (at least to me) see more colorful than backgrounds so I tried to emulate that.

As well, since Winslow was living in Meiji Era Japan, I tried to keep to colors he could wear. Which, since he wasn't a higher up and dating an artisan, his outfit would have a lot of dark and solid colors. He also is wearing a sort of makeshift chonmage (topknot) in order to seem more dignified.

(Btw if you wonder why you can't see Winslow's eyepatch strap it's because at this time he was wearing a different type of eyepatch.)

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