When illustrating I generally prefer using pen and pencil over a PC and tablet. I love the magic of pencils. I think drawing on paper provides more freedom and gives more opportunity for creative inspiration than digital drawings.
I often sketch out first drafts in my notebook, picking up key ideas and illustrating them in more detail on illustration boards. This series, ‘Woods’ is an example of illustrations that originated in my sketchbook.
I’m Saki Murakami, a bilingual artist based out of Tokyo, Japan, living the dual life of Graphic Designer by day and Illustrator by night.