Akiko Kobayakawa is a young, Tokyo-based artist who creates sensuous, delicate paintings with watercolors and Japanese sumi ink. Her work often features animals, flowers and landscapes with slightly surreal elements mixed in every once in a while. In her latest series of “animal paintings” Kobayakawa takes her surrealism to greater heights by depicting animals posing while showing off their long, sexy legs.
“What I draw is something changing, something imperfect, and something unique,” says Kobayakawa, who received her fine art training at Kingston College in the UK. “I draw these things found in everyday life, nature, and animals using Japanese ink and water color.” You can see more of her work on her website, as well as browse a small selection of works available for sale on etsy.