Myamo Kodama - Illustrator in Tokyo

Myamo Kodama

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

My name is Myamo,and I'm and illustrator based in Tokyo and Kanagawa.

I was born in New Jersey, USA, and I've been going back and force between NJ and Japan. This experience affected me a lot, that my illustration is not too Japanese, but seems like a mixture of Japanese and American aspects.

I am inspired by Japanese manga style, psychedelic illustrations, ukiyo-e, Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris, and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, George Barbie, Erte, Errol Le Cain, Tim Burton, Wesley Anderson and a lot more. I'm always trying to find exciting things that would broaden my horizons, which might be a hint to improve my illustrations.

I often draw girls, lacy patterns, animals, fantasy world, and all sort of things that I think is fascinating. I love using colors, but I also love to create illustrations only in black and white. I always try to select the best color that suits the atmosphere of the illustration.

I use pen, COPIC marker, felt-tip pen, Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 to create my illustrations.

My Creations

  1. Flower and I 1

    15 August 2016

    Materials: COPIC marker, pen, felt-tip pen
    I was inspired by pictures on NYLON magazine.

  2. Flower and I 2

    15 August 2016

    Materials: COPIC marker, pen, felt-tip pen
    I was inspired by pictures on NYLON magazine.

  3. Flower and I 3

    15 August 2016

    Materials: COPIC marker, pen, felt-tip pen
    I was inspired by pictures on NYLON magazine.

  4. Flower and I 4

    15 August 2016

    Materials: COPIC marker, pen, felt-tip pen
    I was inspired by pictures on NYLON magazine.

  5. Floating In My World

    15 August 2016

    Materials: pen, COPIC marker
    This is an illustration that I drew based on Japanese fairy tale called "Urashima Taro." This girl is Otohime, who is a princess of Dragon Castle in the sea
    I exhibited this work at me and my friend uebow's joint exhibition "MUKASHI ×MUKASHI," which had been... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  6. Encountering My Man

    15 August 2016

    Materials: pen, COPIC marker
    This is an illustration that I drew based on Japanese fairy tale called "Urashima Taro." In this scene, Urashima Taro, a fisherman, is encountering Otohime
    I exhibited this work at me and my friend uebow's joint exhibition "MUKASHI ×MUKASHI," which had been held at L'illustre Galerie... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  7. Looking For Our Paradise

    15 August 2016

    Materials: pen, COPIC marker
    This is an illustration that I drew based on Japanese fairy tale called "Urashimataro." In this scene, Urashima Taro and Otohime are looking for the Dragon Castle in the sea, which is Otohime's home
    I exhibited this work at me and my friend uebow's joint exhibition... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. Dreamy Indolence

    15 August 2016

    Materials: pen, COPIC marker
    This is an illustration that I drew based on Japanese fairy tale called "Urashima Taro." In this scene, Urashima Taro and Otohime is having a feast in the Dragon Castle, watching sea bream, cuttlefish, and sea horse dancing. They are enjoying idle life in the sea... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  9. I Won't Let You Go

    15 August 2016

    Materials: pen, COPIC marker
    This is an illustration that I drew based on Japanese fairy tale called "Urashima Taro." Urashima Taro decided to go home after years and years in the sea, but he couldn't forget the enjoyment and pleasure in the sea. Therefore, he drowned himself into the sea... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  10. Line drawing

    15 August 2016

    Material: felt-tip pen
    This might be a good fabric pattern.

  11. This was my Christmas illustration 2016.

  12. Coming-of-Age Day

    10 January

    Yesterday was Coming-of-Age Day in Japan! Traditionally, 20-years-olds having their coming-of-age ceremony wear kimono (especially girls), so I drew this to celebrate new adults!

  13. Zodiac Sign Girls.

  14. Acrylic paints on wood panel.

  15. The Awakening

    11 April

    An illustration fro spring. COPIC Marker on paper.

  16. An illustration that I created for the group exhibition "KAWAII YOKAI FES," which is being held at Daikaiten, Asagaya, Japan from April 6 to April 16, 2017. "Rokurokubi" means "long-neck woman," which is a famous monster in Japan.

  17. An illustration that I created for the group exhibition "KAWAII YOKAI FES," which is being held at Daikaiten, Asagaya, Japan from April 6 to April 16, 2017. "Hyakume" means "100 eyes monster," which is a famous monster in Japan.