Kei Meguro is a Japanese graphic designer and illustrator who specialization in typography, packaging design and illustration. She starts off her illustrations with a rough sketch and then adds detail using graphite and black/white pencils, some of her portraits are also created in programmes such as photoshop. Kei’s sketches take from 3-10 hours to complete, and she sells some of her work on Society6.
"For my ink drawings I use Sakura Micron pens, all different thicknesses- from 005 to 08. Other than that, I stick to graphite + black/white pencils and also drawing digitally on photoshop… First I sketch and get the basic details with pencil- i also build a base with graphite (mostly just shadows). Then I scan my work in and edit digitally:) I’m Japanese but live in New York right now."
Here are some of the images I created for Topp’s new series of trading cards, Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
It was a blast to make them, and I’m gratified that the folks who’ve seen them seem to dig them.
I love these.
I want all of these to post in my apartment.
Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan
School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960
Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.
A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour
The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately
Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz
Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.
The last Jew of Vinnitsa
Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.
Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century
I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did.