Cute illustrations of a touring otter and his many adventures by Beijing-based artist Simon Lee. The taste of the illustrations job my memory of the woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) of Ando Hiroshige (1797–1858). Ukiyo-e is a style of Japanese artwork which flourished from the 17th thru 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and art work of such topics as feminine beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from historical past and people stories; go back and forth scenes and landscapes; wildlife; and erotica. I don’t have any doubt that the final representation above was once impressed by Hiroshige’s Sudden Shower at Shono.
See extra of Simon Lee’s paintings on Behance or on Instagram.