Natsuki Otani, is a Tokyo-born illustrator currently working in England. We like the boldness in her colour choices, which create a rush of bright cheeriness on viewing them, and yet there is a more serious, thoughtful element to her work as well.
Natsuki’s hope is that her illustrations can make people happy, even if for just a moment.
I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.
My working process is simple, I do a lot of research then roughs, work on my original ink/pencil drawings as much as I need, sometime I digitally colour onto the original as well, then give it a clean finish!
© Natsuki Otani, 2012