Andrew Browne - Artist in Tokyo

Andrew Browne

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I'm an artist based in Tokyo, Japan and Minnesota, USA.

I grew up watching films and drawing. I was later inspired by ukiyo-e and contemporary Japanese lithographs to move into art professionally. My work now pulls from numerous influences—film, ukiyo-e, gritty Tokyo streets, and contemporary Japanese and American pop culture.

My Creations

  1. The Demon Queller

    15 September 2015

    A contemporary take on [part of] a Kuniyoshi woodblock print. Ballpoint pen on paper.

  2. Contemporary Idols #1

    15 September 2015

    A look at contemporary Japanese and American idols. Ballpoint pen on paper.

  3. Contemporary Idols #2

    15 September 2015

    A look at contemporary Japanese and American idols. Ballpoint pen on paper.

  4. Contemporary Idols #3

    15 September 2015

    A look at contemporary Japanese and American idols. Ballpoint pen on paper.

  5. A ballpoint pen sketch of the Suehirotei rakugo theater in Shinjuku for IMANO TOKYO.

  6. Yokai Band Doodles

    25 July 2016
    Yokai Band Doodles

    An important part of my work is to fill up sketchbooks. Some pages are of nearly finished drawings; others are barely thought out. Some drawings have potential; others...

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  7. Black Hole

    26 September 2016
    Black Hole

    Ballpoint pen on paper (A3).I recently completed this drawing for a short story by Hengtee Lim. Read the story on Medium—Black Holes.

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  8. Salaryman Buddha | 傲岸不遜 サラリーマン大仏

    Ballpoint pen on bristol. This is part of a larger series on contemporary idols—the ideas some idolize and what others believe they themselves should be idolized for.

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  9. Schoolgirl Buddha | 人造人間 女子高生大仏

    Ballpoint pen on bristol. This is part of a larger series on contemporary idols—the ideas some idolize and what others believe they themselves should be idolized for.

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  10. Wine Shokudo Shonan | 和飲食堂湘南店

    The owners of the wonderful Wine Shokudo Shonan in Samukawa, Kanazawa asked me to create a piece for their restaurant. Their sole request was that it be based on their...

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  11. Feedback

    11 April 2017
    Feedback

    Ballpoint pen on bristol. Inspired by an ukiyoe print featuring a Japanese demon by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.And here is a bit of the process behind the drawing:

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  12. MMXV

    5 October 2017
    MMXV

    Ballpoint pen on bristol, 305 x 432 mmThis drawing was one of my first ballpoint pen drawings back in late 2015. Having been influenced so significantly by Tokyo, I wa...

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  13. Charger

    25 October 2017
    Charger

    Ballpoint pen, 6.9 x 9.8 in (176 x 250 mm), June 2017.This is the start of a new series I'll be working on, motivated by the state of the world and pulling from my own...

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  14. Throne

    21 November 2017
    Throne

    Ballpoint pen, 6.9 x 9.8 in (176 x 250 mm), August 2017. Based on an early 90s G&L Guitars SB-2 bass.

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  15. Sundaze Bonsai I

    28 November 2017
    Sundaze Bonsai I

    One of two collaborations with Switzerland-based Studio Sundaze, a table manufacturer inspired by surf culture. My bonsai drawings were meant to mimic the concept behi...

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  16. Sundaze Bonsai II

    4 December 2017
    Sundaze Bonsai II

    The second of two collaborations with Switzerland-based Studio Sundaze, a table manufacturer inspired by surf culture. My bonsai drawings were meant to mimic the conce...

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  17. Metalhead—Doomsday Cowboy

    Doomsday cowboy inspired by the metal scene in Botswana.Ink and screentone, 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in).

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  18. Metalhead—Electric Bass

    Inspired by the metal scene in Botswana.Ink and screentone, 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in).

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  19. Ninenzaka (Kyoto)

    A digital drawing of the Ninenzaka hill in Kyoto from 2014, based on a pencil sketch. Completed after a nighttime visit to the area; inspired and informed by 1960s Jap...

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  20. Neon Condor

    5 July
    Neon Condor

    A cyberpunk reinterpretations of Condor Joe from Gatchaman (©Tatsunoko Production). I was asked to create three ballpoint pen drawings for the official Tatsunoko ART c...

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  21. Neon Condor—Colorized

    A cyberpunk reinterpretations of Condor Joe from Gatchaman (©Tatsunoko Production). I was asked to create three ballpoint pen drawings for the official Tatsunoko ART c...

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