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A new illustration from my currently ongoing “Cold In Yokohama” series. As alway with such illustrations I set myself an interesting problem to solve: this time I tried to do some depth-of-field type blur effect.

On the right side of the picture you can see a group of high school students waiting outside a bento (ready-made packed meals) shop. I wanted to put them in one of my illustrations since I saw them on one of my walks and took a photo with my iPhone.

Technical stuff:

  • Lines - mitsu-bishi pencils from HB to 8B
  • Colours - Shmincke and Winsor and Newton watercolours
  • Paper - 300g/㎡ Holbein SAUNDERS cold press F4 size

This time I recorded also the digital sketch and pencilling in the lines on a tracing table so I will show it in short soon and then discuss it in detail in a video at the end of the series (If you are interested in a tutorial).


連載中のイラストシリーズ「横浜が寒い」の新しい一枚が出来上がりました!今回の問題は被写界深度のようなエフェクトを水彩で表現することでした。

右側にいるグループは、散歩中に見た弁当待ちをしている学生たち。当時iPhoneで写真を撮って、いつかイラストで描ける機会を待っていました。

画材の詳細

  • 線画 ー MITSU-BISHI HB~8B 鉛筆
  • 色 ー SCHMINCKE、WINSOR AND NEWTON 水彩
  • 紙 ー 300g/㎡ Holbein ナチュラル 水採紙 中性紙 中目

今回の制作時に下書きと鉛筆の線入れをしている様子も録画してみたので、シリーズが完結したらメイキング動画で描き方のチュートリアルを説明します!

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Winter is coming…and if you pre-order WINTER by Marissa Meyer and submit your receipt, you can receive a pair of WINTER touchscreen gloves that are perfect for cold nights and  and a Lunar Chronicles shimmer tattoo sheet! (While supplies last) http://bit.ly/1VbBuaL