Born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Yakusan Kairu has consistently demonstrated his unique craft in animation and manga with years of experience in artistry. He received formal tutelage in fine arts in high school and was exposed to traditional portraiture using only charcoal mediums. However, in order to hone his personal style he sought a more direct approach to his career choice as a manga artist which traditional schooling could not achieve. Yakusan left school to pursue work in his own, self built, art studio equipped with all the tools he needed to attain his freelance goals. Taking inspiration from his artistic father and others whose footsteps he was influenced by, Yakusan continues to bless fans and media with his bold art pieces.
Yakusan considers his style to be Japanese manga combined with a touch of fine art realism. He utilizes both traditional and digital mediums as well as older methods of inking and screen toning with brush pens and placing heavy emphases on hatching and cross hatching. Influences of his include Kentaro Miura (Berserk), Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond), Tetsuo Hara (Fist of the North Star), and Leonardo da Vinci for his anatomical works.
Check out some of Yakusan’s work Here and below.