Kei Kobayashi Paints Humans Amid Humungous Fruits

 - Feb 16, 2012
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Fruits and vegetables have never looked more appealing than they do in these Kei Kobayashi illustrations. The Japanese artist has rendered each ingredient vividly using watercolors, and their near photorealism makes viewers want to reach out and snack on the nutritious edibles. But that’s not what makes these images distinct.

Examine the pictures more thoroughly and you’ll realize that Kei Kobayashi has rendered people beside each food, making them either enormous in size or the people near microscopic in stature. Funny enough, Kobayashi depicts each human subject frolicking about on the fruits and veggies as though they’re city landmarks. They’re painted in a more whimsical fashion akin to Japanese children’s cartoons.

Kei Kobayashi’s portfolio is littered with gripping visuals that explore a variety of styles. The illustrations all have an imaginative, youthful quality to them, which is something other artists often lose sight of.