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Cover illustration for a magazine called “Metro Guide” being distributed thought metro stations in Tokyo from September 2017.
Number of copies: around 1 000 000.

This edition is autumn themed so I tried to make my illustration fit the contents with the colors and atmosphere. I used the Jindaiji temple and the shops that surround it as an inspiration for the setting.


* Lines: Mitsu-bishi HI UNI F to 6B grade pencils
* Paper: White Watson 300g/m watercolor paper
* Colors: my custom 48 colors set and 48 colors Schmincek set.

* 紙: ミューズ ホワイトワトソン 300g
* 下描き: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
* 着色: 48色のシュミンケ水彩セット

“Cycle Across Kanto” Documentary will Explore Connections Between Pokemon’s Kanto and the Real-Life Region of Japan

Gravity Dog Productions has announced a new documentary series that will explore the real-life Kanto region of Japan and its connections to the first generation of Pokemon games. Their 40-day journey will be narrated by Mike Pollock, who did the voice-overs for the original Pokemon animated series. If you are interested in helping their project, their Kickstarter page is below: