Cat of Helsinki by Toshiyuki Fukuda. Size: MEDIUM 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30,5 cm.) in size and LARGE 12 x 16 inches (30,3 x 40,5 cm. Giclée print of an original drawing. Technique: after drawing a rough sketch with pencil on a paper, Toshiyuki pastes tissue paper over it with medium and waits for it to dry. He then colors it with acrilyc gouache and adds collage. Lastly, instant coffee is sprinkled on top, which is spread with water-based varnish, and coated as a final touch. Each print in this series of 25, comes with a certificate of authenticity, numbered and signed with the date of printing. Printed on artist- quality pigment and acid free cotton paper. Unframed. While all prints come unframed, they all fit standard frame sizes and standard pre-cut mat sizes (read: you won’t ever need to pay for pricey custom framing).
Category: Gouache. Watercolor. Illustration. Japanese artist.
About the artist:
Toshiyuki Fukuda is an illustrator based in Japan. Toshiyuki has designed CD jackets for Japanese band Spitz and book covers for renown authors like Kaori Ekuni and Kazuo Ishiguro. His work can be found in various genres, from picture books to general goods.
He also designs for original textile brand “Tenp” (https://tenp10.com/) of Japan and for Frösö Handtryck of Sweden (https://frosohandtryck.se/en/info/our-designers/). Publications:
“FUKUDA TOSHIYUKI SAKUHIN SHU <Toshiyuki Fukuda’s collection of works>” “FUKUDA TOSHIYUKI TO IKU FINLAND <A trip to Finland with Toshiyuki Fukuda>” (Genkosha)
“ANO HITO GA UTAU NOWO KIITA KOTO GA NAI <I’ve never heard them sing>” (co- written with Takaki Horigome / 888 books)
“AKAI KINGYO TO AKAI TOUGARASHI <Red goldfish and red pepper>” (co-written with Kumiko Takahashi / mille books)
“BOKU WA USAGI <I’m a rabbit>” (co-written with Satoshi Yamashita / Akaane Shobo Publishing),
“BABY BOOK” (co-written with Satoshi Fujimoto / Kokuyo S&T)