It should come to little surprise to long-time readers that I am a huge fan of Yuko Ota’s work. She was the one who inspired me to pick up a brush and ink traditionally. Her characters and creatures have such wonderful expressions and great personality. Even when she draws them in a static pose, Yuko breathes life into her figures. I especially love the way she draws hands.
She is also one of the most humble-to-the-point-of-self-deprecation I have ever met. It’s adorable and funny to see her hide run and hide while Ananth shows off one of her amazing prints.