Here on tumblr I have found an artist called Lars Otterclou. A swedish freelance illustrator, who has a ranging skill set from illustration, graphics to concept art. Searching for inspiration upon our chosen subject of the octopus, Lars creates ink studies that reflect the aesthetic of a traditional lino print. He imitates the mark making of the print like design. 

I have created a section study of the first illustration piece in my own style to trigger my thought processes towards the design of the sculpture and any other imagery that I could create for our exhibition. 

otterclou asked:

hey, absolutely adore this tumblr, beautiful taste you´ve got. i´m wondering what track(s?) is/are playing at the moment, and what the sources might be for those awesome photos from japan? : )

thank you, I really appreciate it! :)
you can find my playlist here
as for the photos, the ones I post are mostly from Flickr (I always put the credit below)

otterclou asked:

hi, great taste you´ve got. love most of the stuff on here! do you happen to know the artist behind the female with the boar head and spear? such a kickass illustration!

wow, thanks! i love your stuff. makes the heart go dokidoki. the mecha designs are absolutely precious :3

anyhoo, the artist (of this) is oonotutomu. he also has a blog.