Fern Choonet - Illustrator in Tokyo

Fern Choonet

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

I speak Thai and English

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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!

    For this... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  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. 👓

  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!

  13. ✉️🏃

  14. Oh Love 💖

    20 February

    💖👫 Got this idea from 밀당 (Mildang) or the "push-and-pull" methods Koreans call when people act hot/cold while dating. Happy be-lated Valentine's Day! 💖

  15. Green eyes

    12 June 23:43

    I usually paint simple images but every once in a while, I have an urge to do something more painterly. This one is of a pair of eyes from a pretty lady I saw in a music video recently.

  16. Summer swimwear

    23 June 15:24

    Solids, Prints or Stripes?