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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by VectorJones The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by VectorJones
Edit: Made a big ass print and hung it on my wall. Check it. fav.me/d4cksxd


Okay, so a long time ago in a land far, far away there was this guy named Hokusai who made art prints with wood blocks and did all this stuff that was beautiful and great and wow, what a guy!

Then, 300 years later, I woke up one afternoon and decided to bum around Wikipedia, found this image and thought "hey, I bet I could reproduce that in Illustrator."

So then I went and ate some mac & cheese and a few weeks went by. I cleaned out my gutters, I found some old Legos in a box and built a spaceship. I played about a 1000 hours of GTA IV.

Oh and then i reproduced that thing i saw that time.

I'll leave it to you to decide which of those things was the most amazing (you should totally see the spaceship. Dude, it's awesome!)


Hey, you like looking the exact same stuff on different sites? Great! Check out my Tumblr and Behance pages. 
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:iconnukaplasma:
NukaPlasma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wood Blocks
THE HD
REMASTER
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Pretty much, yep. =)
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IsmaelHamoudi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beautiful :)
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Thank you
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:iconismaelhamoudi:
IsmaelHamoudi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
derien !!!
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CrazyBanana511 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I actually have a canvas of this hanging on a wall in my home.
This is a beautiful reproduction
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thank you. =)
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Dessins-Fantastiques Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work ! :) That was a good idea to vectorize it ;)
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconmetcalfejames:
metcalfejames Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Excellent work! I notice you don't give out vectors, but is there any chance I can grab just the artists signature box from you? This would be awesome as I want to engrave it onto a silver plaque to go with an abstract print that has sections of this print, but no signature. This is a present for my best man in thanks for his awesomeness so any help would be much appreciated.
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I don't know anything about Japanese calligraphy, so it might not be drawn right. Anyway, here is that part of the image.
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:iconsiensen:
Siensen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Beautiful work. I really like the vectorized portraits.

Do you think you could elaborate an infographic tutorial, a kind of basic how to?
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I've investigated it. However, it would probably be a tutorial 50 pages long. I don't know how many folks would want to go through all that.
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Siensen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
That would be a lot work. Of course we would be very grateful. Maybe it is enough to type a info-graphic diagrams showing the essential steps on your excellent work. Info-graphics schemes are very attractive and easy to interpret.
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
There's a pretty good tutorial over here. They essentially cover everything I would.
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:iconsiensen:
Siensen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thank you very much.
Happy new year.
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Happy New Year
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:iconliudasi:
liudasi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
love this pairing
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks!
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mobile707 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Very impressive!
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you
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brooksdetch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Hey WOW you did a great job! Is there anyway I can get a copy? let me know brooksdetch@yahoo.com
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brooksdetch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Wow you did a really great job reproducing this piece of art! Im new to this website, and not sure how everything works, but I would love to get/buy a copy of your vector file. I am making a new product that uses cool art like this. Let me know, I appreciate it. Thanks -
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I don't give out my vector files, but there is a download option up there at the top right that will give you a pretty large size jpeg image. If you need something larger, email me and we can talk.

Thanks for commenting =)
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
This looks amazing. I never even thought of doing a vector drawing of something like this.
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Yeah, I did this a long time ago, relatively speaking. It was a huge undertaking for where I was at the time with my vector skills. I was pretty satisfied with how it came out. It gave me the confidence to attempt all that has followed.
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whendt Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
well I think your vector art is great.
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
=)
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aRTHOUSeNoiR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Hokusai! You can see this anywhere nowadays :)
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Yep, his works are fairly embedded in popular culture nowadays.
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:iconarthousenoir:
aRTHOUSeNoiR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I know mate, we watched a documentary in school. He had an interesting life
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Indeed.
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NeatSilence Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Wow! It's great!
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thanks =)
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Eddy-all-die-for Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i think the most amazing thing in your story is the whole package that made it that remarquable! I really like your description, that add to the nicy deviation ;)
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
True story. =)
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kalath666 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
heyy this is great you have done totaly justice... i have a lil suggestion for you ... you should change the title a lil bit like the "reproduction of the wave off kanagawa" coz when people see this some of them might not realize that this was drawn by you ... they might think you are posting thee old artwork ,
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I can see where you're coming from there. It's not mine, but then again it is. The concept was someone else's, but the work required to produce it was mine. I make it plain that I didn't originate the concept in the artist comments. That's my justification for using the original title.
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kalath666 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ooopsy i think you got the wrong idea ... i said that coz i thought this artwork require more pageviews... some people might not comment thinking u are just resubmitting the same Chinese work.

as for any copyright things i dont think u have to worry lol nobody has the rights for the artwork now. ;)
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Okay, I see what you're saying. Pageviews aren't a big deal to me. It already gets a good share of them anyway. I would kind of like it if they think for a second that they are looking at the original. That would be a nice tribute to what I had in mind when I made it.
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kalath666 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thats true as well ;) anyway love the work
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:iconvectorjones:
VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Thank you =)
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:iconvectorzach:
VectorZach Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing.
is this used in "call of duty: modern warfare 2" or inspired by that one title from the game?
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Not sure, I don't recall seeing this in MW2. This piece is based on a woodblock print made by a Japanese artist in the 19th century. Thanks for the compliment =)
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cmjeschke Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
This is really cool. I didn't know that reproducing such a cool "wood stamping" could lead to such an awesome illustration. I like it a lot.

I'm going to have to try it some time...
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks! =)
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fungdart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Hey, it looks awesome! I am also working on a reproduction and was just wondering what it says in the top left corner (probably "under the wave off kanagawa" or his name or something). Just curious.
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VectorJones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Yeah, the characters inside the box are translated as "Off Kanagawa, the back of a wave" or something to that effect. The characters next to the box are the artist's name, Katsushika Hokusai. Anyway, I think that's what it was. It's been awhile since I looked that up.
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fungdart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student General Artist
thnx dude, its been bugg'n the hell outta me.
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1ch1goL0v3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Great job!!!, i wake today with the same idea in mind... I like a lot this paint... :w00t:
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