In the wonderful practice of art, an artist gives everything they have to produce visually arresting work. Many artists draw inspiration from their own experiences, which can be both positive and negative in nature. Whatever the source of inspiration, it is the primary force behind an artist’s constant output of artistic creations.

This is such a story that comes to us from Japan. One of the recent natural disasters in Japan, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake is the inspiration for this artist. Manabu Ikeda who has seen his country go through a bad earthquake and then a tsunami, watched as it grew back up stronger than ever before. This inspired him to do one small task perfectly at a time to have collective success in the long run. Scroll down to see how he harnessed his inspiration into art.More info & Photo courtesy: Manabu Ikeda

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His artwork measured 13 by 10 feet and was a pen and ink drawing. Ikeda began working on this project in 2013 and completed it about 3.5 years later, working six days a week without interruption. Over the years, his consistency and accuracy have not diminished. Throughout, Ikeda’s motivation was the process by which his nation rebuilt itself. He worked tirelessly to achieve perfection in his work, which was acknowledged with a masterpiece years later.

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Since he used pen and ink, he was able to create very small details all over this piece of art. That is what he always wanted, to see every detail where ever he looked in a piece of art. Scroll down to check out his work.

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