I first came across the work of Hiroshi Tanabe in 2001 in the book Fashion Illustration Now, which I have just dug out of a dusty box in the garage. Seeing as that book was published 10 years ago, a lot of the illustration styles seem a little dated…but not so Tanabe! Seeing his work again reminded me how much I loved it when I first saw it, and a quick visit to his website provides more elegant, minimalistic eyecandy!
This must be the most sophisticated image of the Playboy-Bunny erotic-cliche ever! I love how he uses silhouettes and clean woodcut-style linework to let the viewer’s mind fill in the detail.