7 days in Japan

I had the good fortune to visit Japan in November. What an incredible place. I managed to squeeze in Koyasan, Kyoto and Tokyo in a week, scribbling and painting along the way. If something stuck in my mind I'd make a quick onsite sketch and then paint it up later.

From the 1200 year old temples of Koyasan to speeding past Mount Fiji on a bullet train and being dwarfed by Kyoto, the startling scenery came thick and fast- here's some of the work.




















19 comments:

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Beautiful, beautiful sketches and paintings. I love the night one.

Jamil R. Lahham said...

hey man, are you selling these?

Chris Garbutt said...

Awesome stuff, Mr Cruikshank!

Matt Jones said...

BANZAI!!

andreas schuster said...

Amazing work!

Gorillustrator said...

Fantastic stuff. They take me right back to Japan.

Dave 'Diamond' Merritt said...

As usual, too many favorites to list. Great work Matt

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Oh my god. Just WOW!

Lee Stevenson said...

Amazing, my eyeballs always leave your blog widened.

Mateus Pereira said...
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Mateus Reis said...

Thanks for sharing Mr. Cruikshank.

Tomi pee said...
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Tomas Pajdlhauser said...

Beautiful sketches. I especially enjoyed the people gathered on their bicycles in front of the purple building.

Upstart Thunder said...

Ha-maze-balls! Niiiice

Bagilla said...

Beautiful sketches! very inspiring!

Mike Bear said...

WOW! Holeee BALLZ!

Gnaws said...

My gosh!! Those are ALL amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.

Omar Borkan Al Gala said...

cara mengecilkan paha in japan =?

http://sherylmcdougald.wordpress.com/ said...

Beautiful work and super inspiring! Thank you!