brush & color
The gorgeous colours, the brilliant compositions, lots to love about Japanese illustration. Here’s a round-up of some beauties I’ve had my eye on recently.
Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. A biology major and graduate of International Christian University in Tokyo, he made the switch to an art career after graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Tatsuro began illustrating children’s books with several publishers in the US and Japan, eventually branching out into editorial work for magazines, book jacket illustrations and advertising commissions. Tatsuro is the owner of studio PEN STILL WRITES and a member of TOKYO ILLUSTRATORS SOCIETY. He teaches illustration at AOYAMAJUKU.
Freelance illustrator living in Tokyo, born in Hiroshima. Graduated oil painting course of Hiroshima City University. Worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in advertising and publishing for several years.