Kelly Lu - Illustrator in Tokyo

Kelly Lu

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Growing up as a minority in the small town of South Carolina, I became interested in art as a medium to express my message as an Asian-American woman. Focusing on ball point pen, my inspirations come from my own experiences, ukiyo-e, Japanese contemporary art, and Japanese and American pop culture.

My Creations

  1. Too fast to live, Too young to die

    Ballpoint pen on paper. Inspired by Tokyo's heat and Summer festivals coming up soon. 

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  2. Oni Masks

    15 May 2017
    Oni Masks

    Ballpoint pen on paper. Inspired by Oni masks, I was drawn to its eery appearance and wanted to juxtapose it with a cute icon- hence the Hello Kitty. The second illust...

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