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Tokyo Storefronts by Mateusz Urbanowicz

In the words of the artist Mateusz Urbanowicz:

When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive.

I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo storefronts. 

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When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive.   I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo shopfronts.

The, first piece of the series is an meat shop located in the Nippori district which holds still the old shopping street atmosphere and will appear in this series again.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: HOLBEIN Waterford white 300g/m cotton paper
  • Lines: COPIC Multiliner SP 0.7mm
  • Colours: My watercolours set explained HERE

3年前に東京へ引っ越して探検散歩をしてみたら、古い建物が多くてびっくりしました。たくさん集まった参考写真から数枚を選んで、古い東京の店のイラストシリーズを作ることにします。 最初の一枚は、日暮里のあたりにあるお肉屋さんです。

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  • 紙: ウォーターフォード水彩紙、ホワイト、300g 
  • 線: COPIC マルチライナーSP 0.7mm
  • 色: 僕の水彩セット(詳しくこちら