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Drawing Touhou Characters with Everyday Art Supplies

Drawing Touhou Characters with Everyday Art Supplies

Drawing Touhou Characters with Everyday Art Supplies
Beginner's Manual for All Ages


Do you have any old art supplies lying around unused in your house? Now it's their time to shine!


This book will teach you simple techniques to draw and color using inexpensive tools such as colored pencils, watercolors, and markers. You will also find tutorials to create simple papercut art and homemade eraser stamps!


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 drawing manual uses cute Touhou Project characters as subjects!



Chapter 1: Drawing

Techniques to draw with colored pencils, pencils, plastic colored pencils, colored ballpoint pens, etc.


Chapter 2: Coloring

Techniques to color with watercolors, water-based markers, etc.


Chapter 3: Crafting

Techniques to make papercut art and create homemade eraser stamps.


Chapter 4: Finishing

How to finish a work, display it or share it online.


    ■ by Socha and Haruto Sakurai, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 144 pages

    ■ Published in March 2023

    ■ ISBN: 9784798629438

    ■ Japanese title: 身近な画材で描く 東方イラストテクニック 誰でもできるアナログイラスト入門

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    World rights available


    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.

    Haruto Sakurai is a freelance illustrator from Fukuoka. They work as lecturer for an art class organized at Touhou events and have provided illustrations for various Touhou games.

    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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