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Traditional Techniques to Touhou Illustrations

Traditional Techniques to Touhou Illustrations

Traditional Techniques to Touhou Illustrations
Watercolors, Oil Painting, Copic, Colored Pencils, Pencils, and More


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 book will teach you how you can use traditional media to paint Touhou characters.


A total of 17 artists introduce their techniques for watercolors, colored pencils, Copic markers, black ink, and more, as well as a mix of multiple media such as "Copic markers + watercolors" and "colored pencils + watercolors". Check out their tips and get inspired by their illustrations!



Chapter 1: Touhou Project characters painted with watercolors

Chapter 2: Pairs of characters painted with various traditional media

Chapter 3: Techniques and tips for traditional media


    ■ by Hiroshi Misawa, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 144 pages

    ■ Published in February 2015

    ■ ISBN: 9784798609416

    ■ Japanese title: アナログ絵師たちの東方イラストテクニック 水彩、油絵、コピック、色鉛筆、鉛筆など

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to South Korea


    Hiroshi Misawa graduated from Musashino Art University with a master's degree in oil painting. His artworks have been displayed in many exhibitions. He currently works as a lecturer at Yokohama Bay Art School and the Toyo Institute of Art & Design.


    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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