Knoo is an illustrator and graphic designer in Japan. It's hard to come by information about them, because there is a limited amount of text on their minimalist website (and even less in English), but I still really appreciate their art. They post the most frequently on their tumblr (http://knoo-o.tumblr.com/) and I'd recommend checking it out. They also have a website and a twitter.
Knoo draws rather simple illustrations, with smooth lines and textured colors. There's definitely some noticeable line quality in their work (wow! Kristin liking line quality? never heard of that before.) It looks like they use ink and watercolor, and I can't quite tell if some of their work is digital or if it's just scanned well with bright colors. I think some of it is digital.
I really like how they're able to convey the figure simply and delicately. I noticed they do an interesting triangle of yellow for blush. I think that's a cool idea. I've been wanting to do something with plants and I noticed a few of their pieces feature plants, so, I might be able to draw something from that. Really I just like to look at the simplicity of character in the pieces. There's also a good use of color that I could learn from - using a bit of color in addition to black and white.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School