Yumiko Tezuka

Illustrator - Japan
I create pieces that look like they’re from a story.


About Me

Yumiko Tezuka

Illustrator / Japan

I’m a freelance illustrator.
I create pieces that look like they’re from a story.
I used to mainly draw using analog tools, but I started making digital art in 2019.
I published The Coloring Book Alice in Wonderland (Socym), but have also illustrated CD jackets, jigsaw puzzles, and paper goods.
I hold exhibitions in art galleries and participate in art events, mostly in Tokyo.


  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenreIllustration
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderFemale
  • Date of Birth10/19
  • Blood TypeO
  • Zodiac SignLibra
  • Years Active6
  • Area of ActivityJapan

    Work History

    Sakura Exhibition 2020
    Awarded the TokyoOtakuMode Award

    Sakura Exhibition 2019
    Awarded the Grand Sakura Prize

    Illustrated the cover for Megamasso’s 10th album, Tenshi Houkai
    Designed a planner for LOFT’s Creators’ Diary 2017 collection

    Published The Coloring Book Alice in Wonderland (Socym)

    Designed the jacket for Megamasso’s single, Miss Waves / Viper

    Illustrated the jigsaw puzzle “Historic Japan: Heian Picture Scroll”
    Participated in the Swiss SWART Basel Fair
    Illustrated the CD jacket for Megamasso’s single, St. Lily


    How did you get started creating?

    I’ve always loved to draw since I was a kid, so my work has been a continuation of that.

    What are you particular about in your work?

    I draw art that has warm lines as well as motifs that tell a story.

    How long does your work take to complete?

    I have a habit of working on multiple pieces at the same time, so it takes me a while to finish a piece.
    The shortest amount of time it takes for me to finish something is one week. If I start doubting myself, sometimes it takes me a few months...

    When do you come up with ideas for your work?

    When I see or hear something that resonates with me, like something I might bump into on an outing, photos, or music.