Archive for February, 2009
So this one’s a pretty different style for me. This piece was inspired by Japanese Takarazuka theatre, in which every role is played by women. I find such androgyny interesting, so with my model Katie’s help (she plays both the guy and the girl), and the very talented makeup artist Aiko, I wanted to try my hand at the aesthetic.
I’ve included some examples of Takarazuka Revue posters, so you can see how the real thing looks:
As mentioned, Tadanori Yokoo, a Japanese artist who I’m a longtime big fan of, did the last two posters in the examples above. I’d recommend anyone who hasn’t seen his work before to Google him.