illustration

IT infrastructure becomes cute anime girls in Japan’s latest educational anthropomorphism project

Whoa, check out the size of that girl’s DRAM!

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Internet goes crazy for custom-made desk built by Japanese animator

The DIY project, complete with an embedded graphics tablet, is inspiring digital illustrators everywhere.

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Here’s how to draw ice cream without it looking like the manga poop emoji

Dessert, not defecation.

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Professional manga artist shows how to improve drawing skills in series of two-minute video clips

From trees to clothing and anatomical features, these live-action drawing tips will have you sketching like a pro in minutes!

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Turn rough sketches into crisp digital line art with free web service from Waseda University

The automatic service is already popular online, with Japanese artists eager to share their impressive results.

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Cardigans may not match armor plating in protective capabilities, but they’re definitely the warmer, cuter option.

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Pro illustrators earn shockingly little in Japan, according to Kyoto manga design professor

Low incomes possibly to blame for huge drop-off in number of working artists as they get older.

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Dragon Ball fan draws amazing portrait of hero Goku…made out of other Dragon Ball characters!

This is about as much love for the classic anime and manga as you’ll ever see stuffed into one piece of artwork.

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Japanese artist wows Internet with dad’s vintage anime flip books【Video】

Watch 80s anime classics come to life in these amazing picture books created by a veteran anime artist when he was in high school.

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Fushigi Yugi creator redesigns anime characters in modern art style for hypothetical remake【Pics】

If the early ‘90s anime and manga gets remade, Yu Watase thinks it should look like this.

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Japanese artist creates tear-jerking images of Lonely Pokémon Cubone looking for deceased mother

This touching four-panel artwork is making people cry around the Internet.

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Japan’s 48 Ways to Poop is here to uncork your colonic creativity 【Pictures】

They say variety is the spice of life, so this Japanese website is ready to add some piquancy to your Class 2 bathroom proceedings.

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New Pokémon Line app message stamps raise money for children in Japan’s disaster-struck regions

Artists from around the country took part in the project, which sees Pikachu saying thank you in forty different ways.

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See what Frozen’s Elsa and Olaf look like as Japanese ukiyo-e style illustrations!

Yup, the familiar Disney characters look as cool as ice!

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Japanese artists alter illustration of unrequited love with hilarious results

The man caught in between the scissors gets his revenge on the happy couple thanks to the creative talents of Japanese artists.

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Pokémon digital illustrator gives us a tutorial in the history of anime eyes

The transition from past to present in the world of Japanese animation is certainly an eye-opening experience.

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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Artist living in Tokyo captures the beauty of ordinary buildings in his Tokyo Storefront series

“Matto,” as he’s called in Japan, seriously impresses with his delicately colored illustrations of Tokyo shops.

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Advanced otaku: How to make a still-illustration manga girl’s boobs jiggle 【Video】

Quickly and easily add a bit of salacious animation to your 2-D crush using things you’ve got in your kitchen.

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New book reworks classic paintings in modern Japanese popular styles

Ever wondered what Munch’s The Scream or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring might look like if done in modern day Japan? If so, then this book is for you!

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