Convening the commercial with the high brow, Keita Sagaki offers a fun and approachable take on the "seriousness" of iconic artwork.
Wave Doodle

Source: Sagaki Keita

The doodle has always proven an apt means to avoid in-class learning, be it from elementary school phonics lessons to an intro-macroeconomics course in college. But unlike the figures that adorn the margins of our school notebooks, Japanese artist Keita Sagaki’s work takes the doodle to new–and surprisingly sophisticated–extremes. What appears at first glance to be a simple sketch of a famous sculpture or a quick drawing of the Mona Lisa transforms into an intricate copy consisting of tiny doodles.

Keita Sagaki Wave

Source: Sagaki Keita

Keita Sagaki Mars

Source: Sagaki Keita

Mars Doodle Face

Source: Sagaki Keita

Made up of UFOs, pirates, skulls and all other items you might find drawn thick in a journal entry, Sagaki convenes the high brow with the conventional by implementing his favorite graffiti and comic drawings into reproductions of iconic works of art. Incredibly, every drawing is improvised and drawn straight onto the page without planning. With that said, a lack of planning is hardly indicative of general expediency; some of Sagaki’s drawings take months to complete.

Last Supper Doodle

Source: Sagaki Keita

Last Supper Doodle Close Up

Source: Sagaki Keita

Annunciation Doodle

Source: Sagaki Keita

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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