Kawaku

Illustrator - Japan
I am an illustrator from Nagoya currently living in Kanto. I like cats.

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  • Fairyland

    This is the image of a princess of a fairyland. I aimed for a color scheme that looked little girlish.

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  • CYGNE

    I drew this during summer, so I made this illustration reminiscent of water.

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  • Russian Blue

    I drew this using my pet cat as a model.

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About Me

Kawaku

Illustrator / Japan

I am from Nagoya, I am currently living in Kanto.

I started using Photoshop in a technical school for design.
After graduation, I became a mangaka assistant and occasionally drew illustrations. After starting to use the Internet, I started to draw illustrations more often, and through some websites, I ended up drawing them as a job. When I was about to leave my parents' house in order to live alone, I decided I might as well move to Kanto. At the same time, I quit my job as an assistant, started calling myself an illustrator, and this is how I got where I am.

Profile

  • Creator NameKawaku
  • Work Environment

    Mac mini OSX / MacBook / Illustrations in Photoshop

Creator Interview

How did you decide to make drawing your job?

At that time, I didn’t think I would become an illustrator like I am now. This occupation wasn’t very well-known to begin with, and I didn’t even know there was such a job that consisted of solely drawing illustrations. I had the vague idea that since I liked drawing, I would make it my job and become a mangaka, possibly. When I was in elementary school, I was reading Ribbon 1, which had manga drawn by Kei Kusunoki 2 in it, and I became drawn to the job of a mangaka.

1 A monthly shoujo manga magazine published by Shueisha. It is one of the three biggest shoujo magazines in Japan.
2 A Japanese manga artist who is active in both the shoujo and shonen genres. Her representative works include Yagami-kun no Katei no Jijou and Ogre Slayer.

All the girls in your illustrations wear such pretty dresses.

Well, aren’t clothes out of the ordinary more fun? I think what a girl is wearing in an illustration is an important element that draws the eyes of those who see it. “Fairyland” is one of my most favorite illustrations, and the clothes this girl is wearing were also based on an image that suddenly came into my mind. Among my works that take fairytales as their motif, there is an illustration that combines a princess with a stone window, but after that, I wanted to draw a glass window, so I decided to give her a window-shaped hair ornament.
Also, in “PS” and “Russian Blue,” you can see a cat. I like cats, and I have a Russian Blue at home. Although it may not be part of the garment, my illustrations often have a cat motif.
Kawaku's Interview
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