“Chimera” and “Gomen Gaijin” by Nomi Chi | Book Review
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Ok guys, I can die happy now, I have in my hands two of Nomi Chi’s sketchbooks.
She is one of my favorite illustrator and tattoo artist and it’s been something like MANY years since that day I started following her work on her Deviantart.
Just to give you the idea, I keep the back of my neck free from any tattoos because I know that I’ll have a rabbit tattooed by her there one day.
(I keep dreaming, yeah)
These two books are lovely because they aren’t the usual sketchbook or artwork collection. This is intimate.
Pictures, stolen pages, details. These are not books that elevate the author to a level you can’t reach, it’s the opposite, it makes you feel what she felt.
I can totally see her drawing in her Moleskine while travelling, I can feel the tremble of a train or car and the urge to draw in the raw lines.
As a person that drags the sketchbook everyhwhere when traveling, I understand and I find it beautiful.
Okay, I know I sound like a fangirl, and I totally am, so I guess I’ll let the pictures speak for me.