Speed Sketched People of Tokyo by Hama-House

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Rarely do I write two posts in a row about the same person, but as I was digging through the work of Tokyo-based illustrator Hama-House for my previous post I discovered the artist’s Instagram account.

As I quickly learned, Hama-House, when not doing commercial work for TV ads and magazines, enjoys doing speed sketches of people in Tokyo like commuters, musicians and café dwellers. Hama-House quickly sketches a contour, fills in a few details and then adds a final touch – an Instagram photo of the subject in the background of the drawing.

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5 Comments

  1. Does he show them to the people in the drawings and sk their position before making them public?

  2. @Alan – I’m not sure if permission is obtained. Perhaps the artist felt that the subject was blurry and obscured enough to not have to get permission?

  3. I hope he asks their permission. It is legal in some countries not too but I still hope he asks the people first.

  4. not everybody wants to be sketched, photographed etc…don’t naturally assume that under the pretense of “art”, everything is permitted. this will of course fall on deaf ears.

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