Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki has an incredible knack for seeing the potential for cool perspective drawings along flat surfaces. As we’ve seen before, all he needs are some colored pencils, charcoal, and a few notebooks to create his amazingly detailed illustrations that jump off the pages in lively and entertaining forms.
In his playful 3D art, Hideyuki has drawn everything from silly monsters emerging from paper to a colorful Spiderman who is poised and ready for action. The artist focuses on strong lights and shadows and uses multiple notebooks propped and angled to produce his clever illusions of depth.
From a direct view, the drawings magically transform into three dimensional scenes but the truth is revealed upon a closer inspection from various angles. To see the artist in action and learn some of his tricks, check out the two videos.
Okay this is something I’ve never seen people talk about Japanese Spiderman, which is the fact not only is it one of the first depictions of Spider-Man’s powers onscreen, but it does so with real stunt actors.
Shots you see here? They got a real person, in the Spider-suit, doing Spider-Man action (the climbing, the web-slinging) and goddamn it looks impressive.
The sheer guts it must take to actually do this stuff is nothing short of admirable, especially considering how modern live-action stuff generally use CGI (for completely understandable reasons, mind). In terms of live-action depiction of western superheroes, this was far ahead of its contemporaries, and is an important contributor to how the genre’s history.
Japanese Spiderman S01E01 - The time of Revenge Has Come!
"The first episode of the TOEI-produced Japanese "Spiderman" TV series sees motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro gain the powers of Spider-Man! With his new powers and the help of Marveller, he transforms into Leopardon in order to defeat Professor Monster and his evil Iron Cross Army"