There has been a recent insurgence of artists taking traditional art styles and using it to depict contemporary scenes, and illustrator Rin Nadeshico is exemplary of that pattern. Seen here are a myriad of drawings in which Nadeshico channels ancient Japanese woodblock aesthetics in order to render images you would expect to see in modern day anime. Schoolgirls in uniforms wielding weapons, interacting with fantastical animals and playing musical instruments are among Nadeschico’s favorite things to depict.
What’s remarkable about Rin Nadeshico’s work is that the images look really authentic. If you were to simply glance at these pictures, you may be fooled into thinking centuries-old art magically featured anachronistic items. My personal favorite among these illustrations has got to be the Japanese schoolgirls frolicking about with the Loch Ness monster.
Contemporary Schoolgirl Woodblocks
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