Mike Daikubara (@mikedaikubara) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Mike is a Japanese-American industrial designer and urban sketcher, most of his posts are sketches he drew and colored on-location and the subjects vary from buildings to food passing through vehicles and people (and sometimes they’re mixed too).
The basic tools he uses (described on detail on his website) are quite interesting to me, because they show how little you need sometimes to be able to capture a moment on paper.
The fact that he likes to remember a moment is well represented by the amount of text, impressions and mix of figures he draws on a single sketch. It’s an all around experience and I love how he hides small stories and details in the bigger picture.
The last image you see is an amazing sketch, Mike believes that observing the world makes him a better designer. I especially like the wobbly lines, they make the sketch very expressive and I believe they’re made this way following the idea that’s also the title of his own book “Sketch now think later”.
What do you think about Mike? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!