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Michihiro Matsuoka "Sculpting Imaginary Creatures"

Mechanical whales, rabbits, goldfish, etc ... the techniques of clay modeling artist, Michihiro Matsuoka is revealed in this book. Michihiro Matsuoka fascinates many people with his steampunk-style work that fuses living things and machines. This is his first technique book and work collection. 

His art is characterized by the taste of mecha that has decayed over the years and yet exudes the soft and gentle feelings of living things. He shows how he creates his worn out, hard mechanical devices from scratch and how they still exhibit soft fluidity. You'll see a lot of painting techniques such as creating the texture of metal using easy-to-use acrylic paint, rusty dirty painting technique and coloring with airbrush, etc. 

This book would be perfect for beginners who want to start modeling with clay, and for advanced modelers who want to see and learn professional skills. Surely stimulates the creativity of everyone who loves crafts and modeling.

In the fall of 2018, a large-scale solo exhibition was held in Beijing, China. 

Recommended by Kaiyodo President, Shuichi Miyawaki.

Texts in Japanese


Soft Cover


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