Description Nighttime at Dotonbori Canal, Osaka. On the right side is the Don Quixote superstore, with an oval ferris wheel on the roof. The rest of the canal is composed of restaurants, bars and vending machines.
John Gram Robertson, Ottawa Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement Illustration has always been my passion. In 2006 I was fortunate to visit Japan, having never been overseas it inspired me greatly. I came back with hundreds of pictures. The urban spaces had excellent, bold architecture which was unlike anything I've seen in the west and the nature spaces were one of a kind and inspiring. It may seem like an unusual choice to use pen and ink with cross hatching however as I've continued with these landscapes I have improved my technique considerably.