Art

Ayumi Takahashi

22. September 2016
Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration


Illustrator Ayumi Takahashi is deeply in love with ancient Chinese and Japanese figurative paintings as well as contemporary art and fashion design. She says that her work is less about perspective, light and shadow or other traditional techniques in art, it’s purely about a sense of mood, emotion and the subtle relationship between the moment and the viewer. Ayumi Takahashi was born in China to a family with an interesting artistic background:

My father was an industrial designer and painter, and later became a very influential educator in China, while my step mother is a theme park designer. I moved to Japan when I was 12 and got introduced to Japanese pop culture and art. I then came to America and got my BFA in Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design. I have also lived and studied in Thailand during high school, and took courses in Central Saint Martins for graphic design during college.

Ayumi Takahashi perfectly manages to mix the ancient with the contemporary and I absolutely share her love for delicate features and patterns with bold colors and abstract shapes.

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Stilllife

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Stilllife

Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

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6 Comments

  • Reply Meagen Higginbottom 23. September 2016 at 19:06

    So inspiring, love these illustrations. Love your blog, definitely saving it 🙂

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 6. January 2017 at 15:55

      Thank you very much Meagen, this is so good to read 🙂

  • Reply Sinead 24. September 2016 at 15:31

    I studied Chinese art and history in college so these are right up my street. The colours are incredible. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 6. January 2017 at 15:57

      That’s super interesting, sounds like a great thing to study! And I am really happy that you like these illustrations. Thank you for your visit!

  • Reply Corina Nika 30. September 2016 at 10:57

    So in awe with the colors and shapes! Absolutely stunning!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 6. January 2017 at 15:58

      This combination of the colors is awesome, so true!

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