Traditional ukiyo-e woodblock paintings may be Japan's most iconic form of art. While it thrived from 17th to 19th centuries, the style still survives today with contemporary subjects. Talented illustrator and manga artist Ono Tako ( @ono800 ) is keeping that trend alive with their absolutely gorgeous ukiyo-e renditions of Disney princesses and Sailor Moon.
There’s an enormous likelihood you’ve seen ukiyo-e someplace earlier than. And no, it’s not the droid character from the Star Wars sequence. Ukiyo-e is named one of the essential genres of conventional Japanese artwork. The title interprets to “the pictures of the floating world” and describes the Japanese woodblock prints.
However custom doesn’t have to face nonetheless endlessly, and that’s why fashionable remakes are at all times a feast for the eyes. So this time, ukiyo-e is getting a Disney rendition. You heard me proper! The illustrator Ono Tako, a Japanese Artist has created stunning prints that includes Snow White, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid all impressed by the standard Japanese method. Scroll down for Bored Panda‘s interview with the artist behind these beautiful prints below.
Ono Tako's gorgeous prints come with the label "西洋御伽草子" (seiyou otogizoshi, "Western Fairy Tales), and seamlessly reproduces characters from Disney favorites such as Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, and as an added bonus, Sailor Moon.
The illustrations feature an impressive level of detail and presentation, making it seem as if there actually characters straight out of Japanese folklore instead of simple fan art.