These sketches are the works of Kyoto-based illustrator, Takeuma. We are focusing today on his sketchbooks but the artist is generally known for his cartoon-style editorial and his upbeat look on life. We found a few of his ideas regarding illustration and the tools he uses on an interview with Designboom:
â€œTo create a successful illustration it is necessary to focus on the one central idea you want to express. consequently, I try remove everything that may cause confusion â€“ itâ€™s always an editing process, seeing how much to take out and how much you need to keep to get the right balance.â€
â€œMost of the time (I use) just pencils and a sketch book, then computer. sometimes pens, paints and craft knives. I do not have any preference on what materials I use it all depends on the piece Iâ€™m working on and what Iâ€™m hoping to achieve.â€
Images: Courtesy of Studio Takeuma.