visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor Akihito brings inimitable and interesting characters to life. The Heart of Art welcomes one to look deeper into the creative process and motivation behind the work of Akihito. Whether you are a designer sculptor makeup artist or fine artist this book will regale challenge and inspire. The Heart of Art features the extraordinary work of an artist that creates characters that meld a love of Japan its culture and its rich history into fantastic works. Biografía del autor Akihito was born in the Fukuoka prefecture in southern Japan. When he was young he appreciated horror movies creatures and the fantastic. He constructed unique creations from the images he saw. Growing up Akihitos parents strictly emphasized schooling and lessons over play and toys. This pushed Akihito toward more imaginative outlets and he created Gundams cars and creatures using materials he had at hand such as bamboo clay paper and tape.As his skills matured he began to be interested in special makeup effects. In 1997 1998 and 2000 Akihito won first place in TVs Champions Special Effects Make-up King competition. 1998 was a busy year for Akihito at that time he won the Avante Garde make-up competition at the IMATS (International Make-up Trade Show) held in the United States. He also produced an original special make-up effects fashion show in Tokyo. His work has been featured in Spectrums Book of The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art two years in a row.He has worked as a key artist and sculptor on a great number of films but most notable and recent are World War Z Hunger Games Transformers The Hulk Alien vs. Predator Franchise Alice in Wonderland and worked on the Academy Award winning The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.