With rainbows in their eyes (and occasionaly their middle fingers) the anonymous characters in Japanese illustrator Takeo Doman's drawings grasp at pure emotion. "I want to express a message in my works that goes beyond words," he tells The Creators Project. Wiping the face from nearly every human he draws forces Doman to choreograph exquisite, imaginative scenes, which he highlights with vivid bursts of color.
When he's not drawing angsty faceless men giving 'the finger,' the Tokyo-based artist imbues animals with stunning palettes, elevating turtles and butterflies to the stuff of dreams. "I think, the purpose of the illustration is to stir a person's imagination," he continues. "I love surrealism. I want to create new forms of expression through impossible combinations. I hope to continue doing visual work that creates the kind of works of art that burn themselves into the memories of the people who view them." Sear your retinas on Doman's works below:
See more of Takeo Doman's work on his website.