Akira by Raid71
Print Link: http://etsy.me/2BnxHCw
I could write essays about how much Otomo Katsuhiro has inspired me. His approach to telling realistic and grounded stories revolutionized the manga industry, and there are few artists alive who can match his craftsmanship and attention to detail. Otomo brought this same passion to the animated version of Akira. Each frame of the film drips with hidden detail, and the design simultaneously immaculately precise (Neo-Tokyo) and artfully loose (Tetsuo’s transformation).
To date this is one of my favorite posters I’ve designed. I spent a little over a month testing and tweaking, drawing wire after wire and trying to mimic Otomo’s detail putting this together. The print version is really gorgeous, and I feel like I pushed my limits getting this one made.
I’d love to make an 18×24 version, potentially on some top shelf paper, so if that interests you, let me know. Also, to see the fullsized version, pop on over to my portfolio page to see a less compressed version: http://www.cheshirecatart.com/portfolio
My piece for the Akira 30th anniversary QPop Gallery show. Go check this and other awesome pieces at @qpopshop in Little Tokyo!