I have a big passion for Japan. Culture, traditions, nature and of course Japanese food. It's been really on my mind lately so I decided to dedicate this course to it. Jiro Ono is an amazing sushi chef and I'd love to visit his restaurant one day.
For my 1st illustration I chose the master himself: Jiro Ono
I chose Tuna for my 2nd illustration. Jiro has first pick at the fish market for the best quality tuna. The tuna auction is a big thing in Tokyo. In the end I felt it wasn't enough so I added an octopus arm.
The 3rd illustration had to be sushi! I tried to pick simple but divers shapes and colors to create an intersting composition.
Pure and clean ingredients for the 4th illustration. I wasn't sure which one to choose but I went for the grinded fresh wasabi. It tells a little bit more of a story than just soja sauce or pickeled ginger.
The composition of the 4 illustrations. I like to use text as in the Jiro illustration. But I think I can give it a little extra to strengthen the overall story.
I decided to use Japanese signs (katakana) to write down the words Jiro Ono(Ono Jiro) Tuna, Octopus, Sushi and Wasabi.
Also I used a silk screen effect. I wanted to create some kind of school book feeling. To learn in a humble way about this master chef.
I really enjoyed making these and already leaned a lot from you Tom! Thank you very much!