Monday, May 24, 2010

Artist ~ Naoko from Naokos Stoop








Her Shop ~ Naokos Stoop, Her Website ~ Naokos Stoop

"My artwork comes from the everyday life in my neighborhood. I draw, paint and print in my little loft studio. Most of the materials I use are from the neighborhood. I get inspiration from the beautiful Prospect Park. It is also my second work place in Summer."

Keio University in Tokyo
New York School of Interior Design in New York

Illustration
Graphic design
3D architectural rendering
Web design

Born in Tokyo, Japan,
Creating in Brooklyn, New York.


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WHAT I APPRECIATE ABOUT NAOKOS WORK:

I love the sweet simple themes, the vivid colors, and the whimsical mood to her pieces. She challenges me to want to take out my paintbrushes and watercolors and get going! Thanks, Naoko. :)

What do YOU appreciate about Naoko's work?

18 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore her work!

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  2. I love the sweetness of the work. Very peaceful.

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  3. Naoko is one of my earliest Etsy favourites. I love the simple and clean lines, punches of colour (oh that red) and the subtle textures that add a whole new dimension...

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  4. I absolutely adore how she incorporates the wood grain into the composition of her illustrations and how subtle and beautiful her color choices are. The two "newspaper" bunnies are too cute ;)

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful. My favorite (from this blog post) is the top picture. I hope to soon have a baby and would love this for a nursery. Thank you so much for sharing! And thank you, Naoko, for sharing your art!

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  6. So sweet and great composition. I love the multi media use of newspaper clippings for the bunnies :)

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  7. Her paintings make me smile!!


    Mom Jeanette

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  8. I love them all. Such treasures. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. i happened upon Naoko's work a couple of years ago and have been collecting pieces (as well as giving them as gifts to family and friends) ever since. her wonderful sense of whimsy and innocence is refreshing in this hectic world. a lovely tribute to her!

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  10. I have to say I love the softness of the colors; even the brighter colors are peaceful.

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  11. I love the colors, the whimsy, the bunnies and the birds, the clouds, and just about everything. Naoko's work has it all and makes me smile. thanks for sharing this delightful art!

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  12. Thanks for all of your sweet comments for Naoko everyone! I love seeing your input here! :)

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  13. i especially enjoy the illustrations that still show the paper beneath. super cute balance.

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  14. These are adorable! I enjoy how she "upcycles" materials and her whimsical, joyful style.

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  15. Aw, I just love the precious birds!

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  16. I loved all of them. So fresh, and loved the little bunny. I was born and lived in Brooklyn for many years and dated a guy from Prospect Park area. Nice to know so many talented people come from "Brooklyn".

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  17. I appreciate the soft simplicity of line coupled with small details - the shadows are nice. And those bunnies are so cute!

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki