Chikuwamiel is one of my favorite Japanese artists! Her work is a view of a chaotic and cute world with anime inspiration. I purchased two of her art books from her online store. I had to order them through a shipping service called Tenshi Shop, because the store doesn’t ship internationally. Tenshi Shop ordered them and shipped the books to U.S.
These art books are small and each one came in a thin plastic covering along with her cute business card. They don’t have much text other than website and contact information in the back. Each book is 8 1/2 inches by 5 3/4 inches and are very lightweight, thin, and flexible. Most pages have the painting taking up the whole page. There are a few pages in each book that have multiple artworks or sketches on a single page. On the website it says “20P”. The 20 pages counts the front and back cover since they also have an image.
I love both of these books, but I do favor Art Book 2. Many of the postcards featured on the web store (in August 2016) are found in this book along with a thumbnail of her children’s book cover. Here are some works that are featured.
Children’s book cover
Art Book 1 has her older works (about 2-3 years ago) and have more chaotic looking pieces than the second book. I was happy that one of my favorites was featured in here! Here are some of the pieces featured in this book.
I am very happy with my purchase! I hope there are more books released in the future. These would make a great addition to any cute Japanese art collection or a cute quirky gift. If you would like to see more of her work there are some links at the bottom to explore. Also I did mention her in an article way back when I was just starting out blogging!
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Let me know if you have any questions! Do any of you like this sort of art? Thank you for reading.
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