Why Illustrator Yu Nagaba Dropped Colorful Realism for Simplicity

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In a chat with Highsnobiety, Yu Nagaba outlined how and when he developed his unique style in illustration.

Quality over quantity – that’s what the Japanese artist learned was more important to him as an illustrator, which is why he stopped using vivid colors and realism in his drawings and instead changed his focus to more minimal and simple-lined illustrations.

Ultimately, it came down to asking himself what the strongest style of illustrating was that he would be able to put out and his answer was to strip away everything unnecessary and refocus energy on the simple things.

Watch his in-depth explanation in the video above before taking a look at these cozy AF KAWS companion-inspired armchairs.

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