Friday, December 26, 2008

Sorceress II.

Sorceress II., originally uploaded by szilovicsadrienn.

a beautiful vector piece, some very nice elements here! the hair is a cool geisha style!

Friday, December 19, 2008


geisha.jpg, originally uploaded by ClaireM.crea.

a cool piece put together by artist ClaireM.crea! A composition of collage, photoshop and graphic design. love the green against the red of the kimonos!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


sci-fi-bot, originally uploaded by Rod Hunt Illustration.

some awesome robot - y goodness, by artist Rod Hunt!
he has a really great collection you can check out here:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mimi Chocolat Sakura :)

Mimi Chocolat Sakura :), originally uploaded by Mimi ♥ Chocolat.

Sigori Kawaii here, with this vector of a geisha. The bunny is even cuter!!
great detail on the kimono, and kanzashi. :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom, originally uploaded by kristahuot.

8x10 acrylic/mixed media on birch
July 19, 2008 - Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City CA

A beautiful geisha, love those pinks! The Obi is my favourite part!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

[ BD ] Travel photography : Kyoto, Japan 2008

Beautiful shot of some Geta Shoes, according to the artist, sold at one of the many little outdoor stalls inside Yasaka Jinja in Kyoto.
Fantastic colour and perspective :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Virgo - Revista TU 2008

This most amazing vector is by the awesome Lorena Alvarez, whi I've blogged about before... this work is for a magazine's horoscope section. Just can't get enough of all the detail, the colours...... just look at that kimono fabric! Superb work!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Koi tessellation on vinyl

Koi tessellation on vinyl, originally uploaded by Wakuda.

Awesome Seattle artist Wakuda has done it again with this amazing artwork a 12" vinyl record! The patterning and colours of each Koi are so detailed on their own, and work so well together

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stickers in Progress...

Stickers in Progress..., originally uploaded by camo*.

Some VERY cool stickers from Artist camo*. Really great characters, with a "more than just manga" sort of vibe to them!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

:: free ::

:: free ::, originally uploaded by : : M : :.

Gorgeous line work from artist : : M : : its a true testament to how such simple lines can be so effective!! Very Japanfluenced with the Tako (Octopus) like a modern geisha!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ninja Mau Postcard Sticker Set

Ninja Mau Postcard Sticker Set, originally uploaded by MAUstudio.

This is so Kawaii, Ninja Mau reminds me of Ninji of Super Mario Bros 2, so its gotta be a winner in my book! The Sushi is so great, I really admire work with no outlines ironically enough. There's Ebi (prawn) Nigiri, Salmon Nigiri, and some Futomaki! Truly a feast for Ninja Mau, and my eyes :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Japanfluence Featured Artist - September and October

lack of sleep by tsubakituesday
tsubakituesday tsubakituesday is October's Featured Artist at Japanfluence! Her work is gorgeous, especially this one titled "lack of sleep." See her interview here.

Jenny Hall Jenny Hall previously blogged here, was the Feautre Artist for September, which saw the Japanfluence Group's 1st Birthday!!

Thank you all so much for your support with this group, and this blog :)


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brown Teapot with Blooming Jacaranda Tree

This is such a wonderful painting by Bryan Collins! Its a 7 x 5 x 1.5" piece and its just gorgeous - I adore its complex minimalism, its very Japanfluenced, the colours are superb! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

fishstick massacre redux

fishstick massacre redux, originally uploaded by TushySqueeze.

some vector squiddy goodness!! I was told the other day at work the squid has 8 legs and 2 arms ;)

totally love the style here, and those "poor" fish fingers... hehehehe


Windy, originally uploaded by FLIM291.

Done in acrylics on wooden panel, this reminds me of some classic compositions, with the artist's, Flim291's own spin. Sometimes hard to pull off, this looks fantastic!! The hair is truly cool, and it all seems very liquid, for such a bold style :) The eyes are perfect!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

red dot series

Here's a gorgeous vector I came across... the artist describes it as "Japanese inspired minimalistic illustration series" and I couldn't agree more! I can see inspirations of the Flag of Japan, the flow of Kimono fabric and Obi, Geisha's hair, water, etc etc. Such beautiful work!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

More Stickers

More Stickers, originally uploaded by suspecto.

here some cool jpop goodness from Western Australian artist, Suspecto! he has the boldest colours the thickest lines (which can't be half bad) and a sense of action and kawaii all rolled into one! :D

Monday, September 1, 2008

... con su vestidito de origami

kawaii little geisha, done in coloured pencil, and orgami!
i love her eyelashes, such a delicate piece.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August Feature Artist - Angelique Price

Eternal Strength by Angelique Price Dream Weaver by Angelique Price The Healing Lily by Angelique Price Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Price Koi by Angelique Price
Angelique Price is the August Featured Artist for Japanfluence! First feautred here on the Japanfluece Blog, Angelique's work is so colourful and vibrant! Be sure to check out the images above on Red Bubble, In particular Eternal Strength, a beautiful piece with a phoenix and a dragon, the yin and yang animals, the male and the female.

Check out her interview here! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Catfish Rocket Alien

Catfish Rocket Alien, originally uploaded by tenaciousme.

I saw this one in the Street Art of Japan group on the flick!
Looks very cool, how can you not dig that Catfish Robot thing?

Sakuragicho, Yokohama, Japan.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Philadelphia Roll

Philadephia Roll, originally uploaded by aloveletteraway ♡.

Enough to make you want to convert to some sort of Sushi Religion, this is called a Philadelphia Roll, which is:
avocado, salmon, tuna with cream cheese, topped with salmon roe and black and white sesame.

I've been trying to have a bit of a food theme in the Japanfluence Group lately.... Sushi images are scarce in our Group, and we're very hungry!

I haven't heard of this one here in Australia, and like dishes such as a California Roll, unheard of in Japan. This would be considered "western sushi" and not eaten in Japan...... i think they are missing out! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Website Launch

New Website Launch, originally uploaded by thickblackoutline.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

too soon

too soon, originally uploaded by CRASH-candy.

absolutely gorgeous shot (and dress, i love that dress) this geisha tattoo is really inspiring for me. loving the swirly business of her kimono at the bottom.

Friday, August 1, 2008

"Cherry" on Design By Humans

Would really appreciate your support here:

Uploaded by thickblackoutline on 1 Aug 08, 9.10AM EST.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Da Newwebpick

In Da Newwebpick, originally uploaded by Apparato.

I'm not quite sure what this is all about (as its in spanish, i think) but i now i like it. From what i can gather its for some sort of magazine. LOVE the robotty business at the top, and the illustration of the girl on the bottom right.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

affinity blue

affinity blue, originally uploaded by thickblackoutline.

A piece from yours truely, on one of the best canvases a skateboard. this is my "Heat Treatment" Geisha, as seen on Red Bubble. Here in my favourite colour, the kanji says Affinity.

Friday, July 18, 2008


DESTRUCTO-SERIES, originally uploaded by juanangeldibuja.

There's nothing quite like some good old fashioned blasty robots...... and on deck to boot!! love the colours and the perspective

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Reshad Hurree


I'm very proud of this artists work. He has been Japanfluenced, literally.

Its pleasing to hear that someone can look through the Japanfluence group and be inspired like this, its my exact intention for the group!

I'm so honoured that Reshad Hurree Reshad has named this piece after this blog and Red Bubble group.

Check some of his tees:

Japanfluence by Reshad Hurree

Kabuki by Reshad Hurree

My Little Ninja by Reshad HurreeShaolin Monkey Kung Fu by Reshad HurreePirates of the Orient by Reshad HurreeNinja Eyes by Reshad Hurree

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hungry Koi

Hungry Koi, originally uploaded by andertho.

I've just realised that its not often I post a photo in these parts. this one caught my eye, without reading the title this morning. I was having a little look at the Last 7 Days Interesting on Flickr and this one came up. i love all the different colours of the koi, not a rare event, but a rare capture!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Japanfluence Featured Artist | July

Karin Taylor is Japanfluence's Featured Artist for July!

Karin is one of the most prolific members of Redbubble, and her star certainly shines here at Japanfluence.

I have chosen to feature this Geisha Girl piece, which really shows the gorgeous detail which Karin achieves with her work.

This also sees the 100th post for the Japanfluence Blog, and I'm so pleased to be able to bring you such an artist as this for it!!

I would like to thank all the visitors, lurkers, religious readers who are fans of these pages..... your support is overwhelming - thank you!


Monday, June 30, 2008


jp2k8_1526, originally uploaded by victoly.

I found this very cool piece in a Japanese Street Art Group.
I love the shading in this, its amazing what artists can achieve!
The thing that caught my eye first was actually that black ribbon!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tattoo Session #5 - Geisha

Tattoo Session #5 - Geisha, originally uploaded by

Gorgeous detail in this geisha tattoo of
VERY impressive shading on the face, and the colours are just superb.
just the right amount of kanzashi, and i love how the hair is over the face like that. so delicate for a tattoo!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Koi T-shirt

Today I am featuring a beautiful tee by Red Bubble member, Angelique Price

This Koi was done in Sharpies on Bristol paper, and is absolutely stunning!

I really love the style of the waves, and every detail has been taken care of. The colours work so well together.

Check out this other tee from Angelique, a wonderful geisha which was originally a tattoo design.

Graceful Geisha by Angelique Price


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Geisha Mugs

These are the cool mugs I got for my birthday yesterday. They're such a great size, and really unique geisha designs! :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Nape Purple

Nape Purple, originally uploaded by Wakuda.

I cannot go any further in looking at this artist's work until i feature it on this blog.

Wakuda's work is so AMAZING, this is so inspirational for me, and I hope for you too. There is not a foot wrong in this amazing geisha - i urge you to check out more of his work!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Detail of a vintage E-hon

Detail of a vintage E-hon, originally uploaded by P F C.

Printed around the 1850's.
Bought at a market in Ueno. Each page is very thin & the details extraordinary, considering everything you see printed had to be 'carved' in reverse first. (words by P F C)