xi (彩) / Hideyuki MORI
Illustrator & CEO of AYANE International Inc.
Professional illustrator. Born in Tokyo in 1973. Graduated from Department of Japanese Painting, Musashino Art University. He learned traditional techniques of Japanese painting from Gyokkou Tanaka. Participated in an exhibition held at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 2003. Started activities as an illustrator in 2006 drawing illustrations of street fashion, etc. CEO of AYANE International, Inc. Running a gallery only for illustrations “12G” in Roppongi. Active domestically and abroad in book publishing, event planning and exhibition planning of illustrations. Planned many exhibitions in New York. He also made a cover illustration for a book.
After a preliminary sketch on rough paper, colors are painted with computer.
Main lines are unrefined because of the combination of rough paper and pencils but they give strength to his pictures.
His style of illustrations is quite unique and very impressive.
Drawing illustrations mainly with a motif of young women in street fashion.
Having a theme of "strong modern women who flatter nobody and nothing."
Rather somber colors are produced with the feeling of much worn jeans.