Gouache CGI Paintings by Kazuki Takamatsu


On first look you may just think the work of Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu are simply CGI models under the X Ray machine, but on closer viewing you realize that the works are in fact gouache (the method of mixing watercolor pigment with an opaque white pigment in a watercolor vehicle). Takamatsu mixes traditional and modern techniques, from one hand he uses gouache, hand painted monochromed based objects whilst from the other hand he uses “Depth Map” a technique where every pixel on the object is a shade of gray that is proportional to its distance from the object looking at it. The match of these two techniques give a real sense of surrealism, dark fairy tale computer workd and astonishing depth.


He is a graduate from Tohoku University of Art and Design and his stenciled Manga-esque figures seem stunningly dimensional even though we consciously realize they’re flat. More of his information and artworks can be found at Gallery Tomura Page and his own personal site.








Thanks for the tip Yatzer!