Eye Spy: Makiko Sugawa

I am so happy that it is Friday today!

There have been moments during this week where I thought that it would pass.

I digress...again!

Since it has been sometime since I played Eye Spy.
I wanted to share who to me, is a new and exciting find and rather befitting this blog.

Eye spy........

Makiko Sugawa

"in private time, we remove not only makeup of the face, but also makeup of the heart. so then, the real desires and instincts of a woman are released...i want to express the precise beauty of eroticism. i want to catch the skin and its essentials, which are not shown usually. we can see the essentials of eroticism by peeping into a defenceless person's private life."

I don't know how you feel, but I like Makiko's provocative illustrations.
Her line drawings sit on the borderline of girlish and unsettling yet somehow, still playful.

Makiko Sugawa was born in 1974. She graduated from the Kyoto college of art and design.


  1. WOWEE! Absolutely fantastic and totally the kind of thing that appeals to me. I salute your excellent taste!

  2. I am right there with you on they Friday comment.
    Very interesting illustrations from Makiko. You are right they are beautiful, yet disturbing too. Great mix. I love things that make me go Mmmmm and think. Xxxx

  3. Fabulous. This is something I would have on canvas and hang around the home.

  4. makeup of the heart...that just strikes a cord with me. <3

  5. great post today OC.
    makes you think. evokes emotion.
    great introductory words...bring in the violins.

  6. beautiful...the illustrations are sweet like cotton candy.

  7. I love the illustration! I've always love provocative art with girlish innocent charms. Some of them include fafi, audrey kawasaki, aya tanako. Thanx for the recommendation! I'm definitely saving makiko site under my arts favourite.

  8. @ JO - Thank you for visiting! I am always on the watch out for new eye openers. Thank you for stopping by.

  9. wow these are such a beautiful drawings i esp. like the one with the umbrella XD

  10. reminds me of skeletons in a closet.. but more like carrying demons with oneself. once you get to the core of someone, that's when you see their faults!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a note, they are the stuff that keeps us going.