Yuki Uebo : Travel to Japan


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Stereotypical Japanese culture, such as Sumo and Kimono, is popular among tourists, but it was not a part of my daily life as I grew up in Japan. However, since I have not been able to go abroad for the past two years, I have had more opportunities to travel within Japan and review its culture. I express the fun of Japanese culture that I want to introduce to the world as a Japanese illustrator.

How was the illustration used:
This is a personal project and I plan to use it for my portfolio.

How did you make this work:
I first drew a rough draft on paper, then transferred it onto Adobe Fresco and Photoshop to finish the details.

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Royal College of Art
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Currently Based:
Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Uebo is a Tokyo-based illustrator whose work is heavily influenced by the the culture of the city; such as the busy streets, use of colours, and general messiness. Through her work she also aims to depict people whose conversations, characters and stories can be imagined.