For this installment of JNC‘s Art Corner, we feature another artist from Japan. U井T吾, 27, is a Kyoto-based artist whose day job is in character design for board games and social gaming. Fortunately for us, he’s also an enthusiast of old Japanese cars and bikes, which he renders beautifully in a very Japanese manga-like style.
In his off time, U井T吾 plays with motorcycles, and that enthusiasm is reflected in many of his drawings. We particularly love the Honda SuperCub 50 in action, which looks like a scene from a Miyazaki film. He is also a friend of previous Art Corner artist San Mamiya.
Off-road and rally racers, like the Nissan Violet in the lead pic, are another recurring theme. Though the Suzuki Jimny and Mitsubishi Pajero Mini are favorite compact off-roaders in Japan, his art isn’t limited to J-tin. There’s an Alpine A110 and even a shoutout to the Kyosho Turbo Scorpion, one of the most famous radio controlled dirt-kickers of all time.
U井T吾’s latest acquisition is a 360cc Honda Life, similar to the beige one shown above. Race-modified kei cars are another running theme in his art. We particularly dig the bumper-less Subaru R-2.
Plus, any artist that can draw a beautiful Datsun Cherry Cab has a special place in our hearts. You can follow U井T吾 at his Twitter account.