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Color Pencil Techniques to Draw Touhou Characters

Color Pencil Techniques to Draw Touhou Characters

Color Pencil Techniques to Draw Touhou Characters
Draw Illustrations Starting from Mini Characters


The Touhou Project is a series of Japanese shoot 'em up games. Its characters are extremely popular and the subject of a large number of fanzines. This color pencil manual uses cute Touhou Project characters as subjects!


The book teaches a variety of techniques for oil color pencils and watercolor pencils, including fundamentals such as gradation and color blending. All tutorials are explained step-by-step and only require a set of 12 colors!



Chapter 1: Basics of colored pencils

Chapter 2: Coloring pictures with layering and gradations

Chapter 3: The soft touch of Leo Kagami's art

Chapter 4: Learn from coloring pictures and create your own art

Chapter 5: Pair illustration tutorials and tips by guest artists


    ■ by Socha, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 144 pages

    ■ Published in October 2019

    ■ ISBN: 9784798620374

    ■ Japanese title: 色えんぴつで描く東方イラストテクニック ミニキャラから始めるイラストメイキング

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Socha is a freelance illustrator from Osaka who draws art for social games. She has authored and contributed to drawing manuals, and also held classes to teach Copic markers. She has provided art for various Touhou Project games and books.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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