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This book contains illustrations from the “Turning Japanese” and “Japan in my dreams” collections and other illustrations that invoke the same spirit and also some never published drawings of the author Marine Loup. http://www.marineloup.com https://www.facebook.com/MarineLoup.Illustrations/

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“The Journey”


The collection “Turning Japanese” refers to Japan seen in very traditional way, depicting samurais, cherry trees or dragons with illustrations very detailed and consistent in the use of colours. “Throughout the process there are more complex and simpler pieces. Some very dense with black backgrounds where I play with shadow and light and others with minimal color (black and white and a contrasting color, the red) for maximum emotional impact and to let the lines speak for themselves, almost resembling tattoos, but always with a common theme that connects them all.” Where did the inspiration for this series of illustrations come from? “Japan is an old passion! This collection is almost like a continuous dream, always under construction. Some pieces start with a sound, a story, a poem, a feeling … For example “Madame Butterfly” began with Puccini’s Opera (Madame Butterfly). “Yanone” with the story of Tomoe Gozen, a female samurai warrior (onna bugeisha) … “Cherry Blossom” with a poem, “Black Koi” with a simple word “Courage”… Other pieces come to mind with a well-defined visual image.”

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Madame Butterfly


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The Warrior and the Wind


The Warrior and the Wind

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Falling blossoms


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One legend tells that dragons are either born as dragons or are transformed from koi fish. In order for a koi fish to become a dragon, it must leap up the waters of a waterfall known as the “Dragon’s Gate.� The story says that those which persevere and leap through the fall become dragons. 14


Becoming a Dragon

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“Time is the longest distance between two hearts. if the soul wants, the heart waits Heart and heart. No distance.� 20

Memories of Her


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White Tiger


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“In these spring days, when tranquil light encompasses the four directions, why do the blossoms scatter with such uneasy hearts?� Ki no Tomonori

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Koi Pond

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Two Kois and a River

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"Turning Japanese", Marine Loup  

Formato/ Size: 20X30cm Capa Rígida/ Hard Cover Nº de Páginas/ Number Pages: 92 + capas/ covers Preço/ Price: €35,00 (+ portes/ plus shipment...

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