Will Murphy - Illustrator in Tokyo

Will Murphy

I'm an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I'm a 2D animator and illustrator living and working in Tokyo short term. Please visit my website and my IG!

My Creations

  1. Londoner #001

    22 January 2018

    This is my de facto logo. I spent years living in East London, fascinated by the variety of people living there, some of whom were pure caricatures of themselves. i decided to start a series of semi-cartoon figures in situ, with photographic backgrounds.

  2. Tokyoite #006

    22 January 2018

    A new series of character illustrations, much like in London, I'm fascinated by Tokyoites and the sheer variety and creativity of their outfits and styles, particularly in and around Shibuya and Shinjuku.

  3. Tokyoite #002

    22 January 2018

    Part of a series on Tokyoites in my original mixed media style. this one was done with pencil on paper, then coloured digitally before being superimposed onto a background of Shinjuku station.

  4. Tokyoite #001

    22 January 2018

    My room mate Mana Chan outside Bassanova, my favourite Ramen shop in Tokyo.

  5. Tokyoite #003

    22 January 2018

    Inspired by the beautiful kimonos worn on Seijin Shiki 'Coming of Age Day'.

  6. Tokyoite #004

    22 January 2018


  7. Tokyoite #005

    22 January 2018

    Shimokitazawa is brimming with Oshare, Japanese hipsters, on a totally different level to the hipsters in the west.

  8. Some ultra-cool schoolkids riding hoverboards in formation the red arrows would envy. REMINDER: These are all based on people I actually saw and was inspired to draw.

  9. Londoner #009

    22 January 2018

    Just your classic East-End Hipster, way too cool for an NHS sling.

  10. Londoner #001 in Situ.

    22 January 2018

    Waiting for a bus.

  11. Eddie Kendricks

    22 January 2018

    Part of a series on Funk and Soul Covers I did for a client back on 2016.

  12. Melvin Sparks

    22 January 2018

    Vector style Funk and Soul illustrations for Shellsuit Zombie Magazine.

  13. Patti

    22 January 2018

    Part of a series for Shellsuit Zombie mag, 2016

  14. Chilites

    22 January 2018

    Funk and Soul Covers Series, 2016.

  15. Chicken Boy

    22 January 2018

    A biker chicken.