Tokyo-born and based artist and illustrator Mogu Takahashi describes herself as self-taught – and her fantastical, colour-saturated drawings suggest that she’s a very good teacher. Her work has found its way onto textiles, ceramics, wallpaper, tee-shirts and mobile phone covers. It’s little wonder that it took months to track the busy artist down for The Chromologist.
Followers of Swedish blog and shop Fine Little Day, a stockist of Mogu’s work, may be familiar with the products that are adorned with her imaginative markings. However, we wanted to share with you a glimpse inside her extraordinary sketchbooks, which are the starting point to everything else. Below, these are shown alongside her minimal-but-revealing answers to her chosen handful of questions. Make sure you watch the video at the end of this post of Mogu’s “Daily Doodles”, complete with it’s own strangely uplifting soundtrack. It’s just the ticket for a grey December day…
How often do you sketch?
Do you sketch from reality or are the images from your imagination?
“Both! But I like to draw from imagination. :)”
Where does colour inspiration come from?
“Everything around me! Especially from the memories of travel.”
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