Michael Takahashi - Illustrator in Tokyo

Michael Takahashi

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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My activity

About me

I am an illustrator / animator who’s just arrived in Tokyo.

I spend most of my time walking around the city, drawing and rifling through old CDs and video games.

The thing I most love about Tokyo is the old overgrown buildings that look a little haunted.

My Creations

  1. Halloween Hotel

    30 October 2022
    Halloween Hotel

    For Halloween I wanted to challenge myself by illustrating a huge scene full of characters. The way of working and visuals were quite a departure from what I'm used to...

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  2. Station Scene

    9 November 2022

    Personal exploration of a busy scene using a limited palette.
    I enjoyed coming up with some offbeat characters for this one!

  3. 23 Wards of Tokyo

    2 December 2022

    Tried my hand at illustrating a map of the 23 wards of Tokyo.

    Struggled to come up with ideas for some of the wards I hadn't visited myself but nevertheless really enjoyed working on this!

  4. Merry Christmas (Bit late)

    27 December 2022

    I forgot to post this here, so better late than never. Hope everyone had a good day!

  5. Abandoned Observatory

    28 February 2023

    Experiment for a potential riso print.

  6. Incoming Fax

    4 April 2023

    Haven't have to use one of these for many years...

  7. Spiky Flower

    14 April 2023

    Might get this printed

  8. Flower Composition

    22 April 2023

    Just more flowers

    Lot of flowers blooming early in Tokyo this year

  9. Hand A

    15 August 2023

    One of four.

  10. Hand B

    5 December 2023

    I have a few of these little hand studies

  11. Merry Bugmas

    29 December 2023

    A bit late in posting but this was a little design based on bug hotels.