Fern Choonet - Illustrator in Tokyo

Fern Choonet

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

I speak English and Thai

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About me

Hi! I'm a Tokyo based illustrator, originally from Bangkok and art-school educated in Toronto. I've been based in Tokyo since 2013.

I love making illustrations that can relate to many people and make them feel uplifted. I get inspiration from everyday sightings, botanicals and my travels. Afterwards, I translate them into images filled with colours and patterns.

My past works include many projects such as Instagram Japan, RICOH Japan, Elle Gourmet Magazine, Caboodle Magazine, Flow Weekly Magazine, Carton Magazine and many more. I've also created illustrations for many cafes and restaurants for private commissions.

My Creations

  1. Bali Adventure

    14 June 2016

    Last November, I went to Bali to attend a yoga retreat. Although I am also from Southeast Asia, Bali was raw and much more mystical than my hometown. I decided to create series of illustrations inspired by my very memorable trip. This image is the first of many!

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  2. Positive Specs

    14 June 2016

    At this day and age, it's hard not to see all the sad news exploding all over the world. I can't help but put on a pair of positive specs. πŸ‘“

  3. Always a debate. Emotion vs Logic.

  4. Color Test

    22 June 2016

    Sometimes I find that color tests look better than the final work.

  5. Guilty as charged.

    3 years in Japan, I swear I must have gone through 20+ pairs of shoes. Just like any other shoeaholic, I feel like I have too many pairs of shoes but at the same time I always want to buy a new pair. :S

  6. It's Canada Day, she's now 149 years young! Still a tween, I would say.

    Although I am not Canadian by passport, I kind of consider myself honorary Canadian after spending 9 + years in Toronto before moving to Japan.

    I love living in Tokyo at the moment, but I must... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  7. Vacay or Staycay?

    23 July 2016

    While I travel, I always fall a little bit in love with each place. Some places are so foreign to me that they feel like a completely different world but some places feel so faintly familiar although it's your first time visiting.

    I tend to try to staycay and play... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. What to bring on your trips to Southeast Asia? Who can forget Tiger Balm? One jar cures (almost) all. :)

  9. Let's go for a ride

    9 September 2016
    Let's go for a ride

    Road Bike Illustration as a decor for a project I'm working on. Although the project has nothing to do with bikes, I enjoyed working on this bike as much as other illu...

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  10. It's starting to look a lot like Halloween!

  11. Happy Halloween!

    31 October 2016

    Having a lot of fun spotting kids in cute Halloween costumes this year. These cute siblings sporting pumpkin and fudge sundae costumes!

  12. Sukajan Jacket

    10 November 2016

    Sukajan Jackets are so fun to look at!

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  14. Oh Love πŸ’–

    20 February 2017

    πŸ’–πŸ‘« Got this idea from λ°€λ‹Ή (Mildang) or the "push-and-pull" methods Koreans call when people act hot/cold while dating. Happy be-lated Valentine's Day! πŸ’–

  15. Summer swimwear

    23 June 2017

    Solids, Prints or Stripes?

  16. Summer outfit  β˜€οΈπŸŒŠβœ¨πŸ˜Žβ˜οΈ

    Which one is your favorite?

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  17. πŸ’ŒπŸ’•

    24 August 2017

    JP Post

  18. Bubble Gum POP!

    14 September 2017

    Been having lots of fun making illustrated gifs recently. Here's one with Bubble Gum POP!

  19. Flamingo Pool Party

    21 September 2017

    It's still summer somewhere. 😎🌊🌞☁

  20. Shelter β˜”

    11 October 2017

    Recently, I've been experimenting new styles with bolder colors and patterns. It will be raining in a few days for a while so I got this idea for Shelter. β˜”

  21. Cats

    18 October 2017

    I'm the biggest dog person you'll ever meet but cats are so fun to paint.

  22. Keep Calm and wear Makeup

    10 November 2017

    I woke up for Makeup
    Brows before Bros
    Lash out

    Anymore wordplay on makeup?

  23. Seasons Illustration

    25 January 2018
    Seasons Illustration

    Nature illustrations inspired by 4 seasons. I created these 4 illustrations starting with round formats in mind. Which one's your favorite?

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  24. Bali Dreamin'

    21 June 2018
    Bali Dreamin'


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  25. Vanilla Sky

    17 July 2018

    Vanilla Skies in summer are the best. πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ’–

  26. Creativity through nature. πŸ’‘πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ‚

    Good ideas come to everyone differently. How do you generate creativity?Β 

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  27. Balancing city life with greenery. πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ‚πŸŒΏ

  28. Besides from my laptop/tablet/digital gadgets, these are my go to tools. What are yours?

  29. Tropical Sun

    25 March 2019

    Can't wait till summer! β˜€

  30. Mural at Webase Hostel

    28 July 2019
    Mural at Webase Hostel

    Last month, I had the opportunity to paint a large size mural at Webase Hostel in Kamakura. It was my second time painting a mural but my first to design the entire mu...

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  31. Geometric Nature

    6 September 2019

    Inspired by geometric shapes, interior design and nature, I decided to create series of illustrations using this concept in mind. Here’s a first of many.

  32. Still Life, 2019

    18 September 2019

    My modern take of Still Life paintings based from ideas of Baroque paintings.

  33. Skateboard Deck Illustration

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3jf3oiBiq7/Β (For Hyperloop Speed Painting Process)Spent the weekend painting on this used deck I’ve had for the past 2 years. ✌🏻 Home lock...

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  34. THE BLURT FOUNDATION’s January Buddy Box

    I had the most wonderful opportunity to design many products and January box sleeve for The Blurt Foundation. The Blurt Foundation is a social enterprise in the UK ded...

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  35. Wine Label illustrations

    Wine Label illustrations for SD Associates based in South Korea. One of my first projects of 2020 and definitely my favorite project and client so far!Β The theme reque...

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  36. Quarantine Comics

    21 April 2020
    Quarantine Comics

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! With everything going on in the world now, I honestly have been stressed out! So I do what I do best, draw. :) With my fri...

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  37. Floating brunch

    11 July 2020

    Digital brunch, just for fun!

  38. Wall mural at TokyoDex

    15 March 2021
    Wall mural at TokyoDex

    Mural reveal! TokyoDex Office Art Project πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ Back in January, I had a chance to paint on TokyoDex’s front door space. I had the most wonderful time working on this ...

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  39. Summer forever

    20 November 2022

    It's been a long time since I posted on Canvas, good to be back! Summer may be over but I'd love to share an illustration I made for a client based in Korea for their summer wine packaging.