Yakuza Games

UPDATE – this piece was selected by the jury for Lürzer's Archive's 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, and will be in the latest book out this summer!

Yakuza Games 200 best illustrators

What started as a bit of fun for an image of paper scissors stone, has become my new favourite illustration! I knew the game had come from China but never realised how popular it is in Japan, which gave me a whole new tangent of ideas to bring into the piece. Sansukumi-ken (three-way deadlock), Yakuza gambling and yubitsume – the possibilities were endless …ish! It also gave me a chance to play with my love of Japanese textile print and tattoos too – a bit of contemporary illustration in a Japanese style. Jankenpon!

I am so happy to have this piece selected by Lürzer's Archive, and be in such good company amongst the 200 best illustrators worldwide today. There are some great artists up there so have a look on their website to see the whole list.

Here are some close ups:

Yakuza Games close up
Yakuza Games extreme close up

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