Wood, Nails, and String. Incredible Portraits from Kumi Yamashita



From Kumi’s site:

“This body of work consists of three simple materials that, when combined, produce the portraits: a wooden panel painted a solid white, thousands of small galvanized nails, and a single, unbroken, common sewing thread.”

 See more at Kumi’s website >


Categories: Illustrators

Author:Marc Scheff

Marc Scheff is an illustrator whose work has appeared in publications including Spectrum, ImagineFX, and more. Marc teaches illustration at the Academy of Art University, podcasts with the good people at Drawn Today, and recently co-founded Awesome Horse Studios, the free livestream demo/crit channel. See and learn more at: www.marcscheff.com

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3 Comments on “Wood, Nails, and String. Incredible Portraits from Kumi Yamashita”

  1. June 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Absolutely incredibly beautiful.

  2. June 23, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    beautiful, painstakingly detailed, thanks for sharing

  3. emocrippled
    June 23, 2012 at 4:48 am #



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