Talent

Talent

Library of Creative Expressions, Baku Maeda

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on October 27, 2011 8:08 AM

Baku Maeda is much more than an illustrator.

Though people call him or define his profession as an illustrator, his outputs extend well beyond its definition. Baku Maeda, a Sapporo-based illustrator and beyond, is a man with a full of wicked expressions.

Speaking solely on his illustrations -- his touches and tones are extremely diverse -- as if each piece is drawn by different illustrators.

Baku Maeda

Baku Maeda

Baku Maeda

Baku Maeda

As Baku claims, "I simply love to move my hands and seek for expressions." Daily fiddling with fingers and hands is consistently pushing the envelope of his creative expressions.

To site a few examples -- this particular work, Baku attempted to use a glue gun to express a character's tear. A great incorporation of his illustration and an external tool.


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Also, this piece is a utilization of two windows and two illustrations. Two separate illustrations were drawn on each window and when the windows, or the illustrations, are superimposed, a whole new expression emerges.


Baku Maeda


Within the definition of "fiddling with hands", Baku also creates psuedo-illustration works.


Baku Maeda
Shadow of a bottle = King


Baku Maeda
Pine cone x Eyes


As Baku says, "All the fiddling and random illustration works are the source of new expressions in the future. When I have something in my mind I just make one -- create and visualize."

This trait ultimately lead to RIBBONESIA, a ribbon-made accessories. (featured on EDGY JAPAN)


Golden Crest on a Suit


More and more Baku's creative expressions to come in the future.

Baku Maeda's Website: http://www.bakumaeda.com
Baku Maeda's Tumblr: http://bakumaeda.tumblr.com/


Baku Maeda

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