Ituka

Illustrator - Japan
Freelance illustrator. My basic concept is "gentle cuteness," and I draw nostalgic images of girls and animals. Please look as much as you like.

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About Me

Ituka

Illustrator / Japan

I'm a freelance illustrator living in Japan.
While I mostly release works online, I also participate in exhibitions and other events. I am mostly active in the Tokyo-Kansai areas.

My concept is "soft cuteness."
I am in search for the cuteness that is poppy yet nostalgic and makes the people who look at it inadvertently smile. I like typical Japanese things, and I often incorporate them in my works.

  • Creator NameItuka
  • GenreIllustration
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderFemale
  • RegionKansai

    Personal History

    2013
    - Publication in “Yearbook of Flourishing Japanese Illustrators 2014” (Sugar Inc.)
    - Illustration in “Birthday Book: to Girls” (Kinen de Ehon Bookstore)
    - Illustration in “Birthday Book: to Boys” (Kinen de Ehon Bookstore)
    - Art Junction exhibition

    2012
    - Employed for New Year Card Creative Competition 2013
    - Art Junction exhibition
    - Participated in Girls Illust Exhibition #19
    - Participated in Exhibition: The Existential Meaning of Arts No. 9 (3rd session)

    Q&A

    What made you start drawing?

    I've been drawing ever since I gained awareness. It was in my college years that I started genuinely drawing using a computer.

    What are your fixations?

    On the whole, it's "soft cuteness." I want to express that through the lines, color usage, and a sense of atmosphere.

    In terms of parts, I pay attention to the facial expressions and poses of the characters and the elements of “nostalgia and novelty” and “Japanese-style pop.”

    How long does your work take to create?

    It depends on the size and the amount of the drawing. A simple, character-only illustration takes about 3 hours. If I draw the background and accessories in detail, then it can take up to one week. However, I take breaks when drawing, so the actual time it takes is longer than that.

    When do you come up with ideas for your work?

    When I’m riding a car or a train, when I’m listening to music, or when I see something cute. When I’m out of ideas, I look at the works and pictures of other creators to get some motivation.