Modern Japan, Illustrated

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Mateusz Urbanowicz, aka Mattō, is a Polish artist currently working in Japan at Comix Wave Films animation studio.

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Which explains not just the focus on Japan in his portfolio, but how he gets past the cliches of cherry blossoms and neon lights and is able to capture some of the more everyday aspects of life.

Many of the background pieces you'll see here were done for Mateusz's 2012 animated short called Right Places, which you can also watch below.

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You can see more of his work at his personal site and ArtStation page.


To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

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Real inquiry: I've heard all my life that art classes are useless unless you're already moderately skilled. If I wanted to start painting, what the hell could I do? Do I just go to a hobby shop and pick up some supplies? Grab a few books on color theory? Sign up for classes at a community college?