Mike Davies - Illustrator in Tokyo

Mike Davies

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

In employment

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I'm currently living in Tokyo and I've been here for around 6 years.
My hometown area is Merseyside in north west England where I studied scientific illustration.
My free time hobbies and activities include boxing, classic literature, movies, and music.

My Creations

  1. Swallow in Guache

    2 October 2017

    This was a project I did for university copied from a photograph using gouche paint and heavy-duty watercolour paper
    Everything is hand-painted, including the background using badger fur brushes. The paper was prepped, soaked, and stretched using hogshair brushes and gum tape. The bedding underneath was cartridge paper
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  2. Hinamatsuri

    2 October 2017

    Portrait done using a range of pencils, drawn on watercolour paper.

  3. Sketch DJ

    2 October 2017

    This is a digital image taken from a small watercolour drawing from my sketchbook.
    It was scanned and applied with various effects using Photoshop.

  4. Weevil in watercolour

    14 October 2017

    This is a watercolour of a very distinct-looking insect. The specimen itself was affixed to a board by a pin, and a magnifying glass was used in order to complete the work accurately and with its natural colours.

  5. Flashcard Samples

    26 October 2017

    These are some images for a flashcard project I'm currently working on. They are done using watercolours and pencil, and then tweaked in PS. They are aimed at young English learners.

  6. Misery

    31 October 2017

    A Photoshop edit of a watercolour and ink piece taken from a still from the movie Misery. Enjoy the Halloween season!

  7. Flashcards Sample 2

    14 November 2017

    Another set of examples of flashcards aimed at young learners of English.

  8. Android DJ

    15 November 2017

    This was scanned from a pencil and watercolour drawing from one of my sketchbooks. I've used this image a lot and I like to change it up in Photoshop every so often. Hope you like it.

  9. Quadrophenia

    12 December 2017

    Quadrophenia. A 1979 British drama film set during the 60s Mod scene. Disillusionment, teenage angst, drugs and music surround a gritty, raw, slice-of-life movie. Here...

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  10. Attack on Titan

    2 January 2018

    Commission done for a client requesting a pencil reproduction of a screen shot from Attack on Titan, a 2015 movie based on the manga written and illustrated by Shinji Higuchi.

  11. Kingfisher in pencil

    18 May 2018

    Graphite on KMK Kent 200.
    This little chap flew west to the UK for a lucky customer. Good luck and God bless on your way.
    DM for portrait and other illustration requests. 📩
    Credit to @shantanukuveskar for the wonderful capture.