Akiya Kageichi (秋屋蜻一) is a mysterious illustrator from Japan who also goes by the name of “Golden Gravel”. His works feature whimsical character design, illustrating many jokers and jesters, or figures that look straight out of a tarot deck. He shares most of his work through his tumblr website and on twitter.
Golden Gravel’s compositions are complex and rich in details, often layered and almot mosaic-like, with multiple characters sharing the stage, sometimes appearing stacked on top of each other, blended with the landscape. The use of color is subtle and gentle, with dark outlines and light undertones.