Rob Nugen - Artist in Tokyo

Rob Nugen

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I like to draw colorful designs without letting lines overlap! So in my drawings the background lines were actually drawn last, though they look like they were drawn first.

I give each of my pieces an online permalink which acts as a living history of the piece! New owners of my art are invited to take photos of the piece in their home, or write about it on the piece's permalink.

My Creations

  1. 21 Synchronized Drips

    29 March 2016

    Starting with blue and green stripes on a white field, I drew 21 circles of various colors. The circles slowly expanded without touching any existing lines!

    The main challenge for this type of piece is keeping the background lines shaped like circles! I drew everything freehand using markers, so there... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. This piece is drawn freehand with markers on canvas-board. It started as lines which formed the intersections of "highways" and then I began to fill in the shapes with a variety of patterns.

    Before finishing, I accidentally dropped a marker, which marked inside the paths which I had planned to... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Rainbow Turtle

    14 May 2016

    Starting with dots, I wondered if I could make a 3D lattice shape. It worked out okay, so I wanted to add a contrasting background. I connected a few of the outer dots with concave lines, to offset the straight lines. Hmm, maybe some not-so-curvy lines to offset them. Hmm... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  4. Yoko Five

    22 June 2016

    Yoko drew the five pairs of little dotted V shapes and I drew the yellow drop shapes around them.

    One yellow drop got a bad case of the flat sides, so I accentuated it with a larger line of green dots, and a hint of larger yellow drops.

    The green... continue reading (0, 1 image)