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Japanese Artist Fits Entire Worlds Into His Drawings, And His Surreal Works Take Him Years (28 Pics)

Japanese Artist Fits Entire Worlds Into His Drawings, And His Surreal Works Take Him Years (28 Pics) 7

Our loyal readers might already be familiar with Manabu Ikeda and his works, but you will find something new in his drawings every time you take a look at them, whether you’ve just discovered the artist or have been following him for a while. His large, surreal masterpieces fit entire worlds, and they’re so intricate, it’s probably impossible to ingest them in one viewing, even if you spend hours gazing at every inch of them. The pen and ink pieces constantly offer you new details.

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Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Sometimes Ikeda sketches the broader picture in pencil on the canvas, but he primarily works with pen and acrylic ink using various forms of cross-hatching and brushwork to fill areas so dense with details, his true virtuosity reveals itself only when you’re standing right in front of the drawings.

‘Birth’ 2013-2016

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Japanese Artist Fits Entire Worlds Into His Drawings, And His Surreal Works Take Him Years (28 Pics)

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