Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. Sagaki Keita‘s work simply look like recreations of the usual, old classics. But as you step closer, you’ll see that each one is actually composed of compressed, manically-drawn doodles and iconic commercial characters. This unexpected tongue-in-cheek hybrid is the brainchild of the artist’s childhood love of comics and graffiti, and is drawn directly onto paper—without a single draft being done—with just a 0.38 mm pen.
With each piece being about a few feet in length, and taking anywhere from a few weeks to 10 months for Sagaki to complete, just how the prolific artist was able to create 12 pieces during 2011 alone is amazing in itself.