I got the opportunity to do a quick illustration for Koenji's 60th Awaodori. I roughed out a sketch based on a photo reference I was given, then used sumi ink and a calligraphy brush to do the line work. I digitally added some speed-lines to make it more dynamic.
The illustration was used on a postcard that explained a little bit about the event to first-time visitors. It was distributed for free by staff on the streets in Koenji.
This was my second time going to Awaodori. The first time left a great impression on me with the performers energy and enthusiasm and the crowds support was awesome too, so I was really happy to be able to contribute a year later!
Hello! I'm a freelance illustrator, storyboard and motion graphic artist from New Zealand.