A small book containing more than thirty ink illustrations of Hokkaido!

Based on a 2019 trip during which we visited Sapporo, Otaru, and Hakodate I made a small black-and-white book of ink illustrations. Tying it to the 2019 Inktober event, I painted with brush pens and ink, more than thirty Hokkaido vistas based on the many photos we brought back from the trip. All the pictures are accompanied by English and Japanese texts and topped with additional content (explanation about tools, things for travel, map, places information, etc.).




The printed book:

  • Format: 90 pages, A5 landscape book
  • Language: English 英語 & Japanese 日本語
  • All printed book copies signed!
  • Responsibly printed in Japan
  • Self-published in 2020
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The digital edition:

  • Format: 90 pages digital book.
  • Language: English 英語 & Japanese 日本語
  • Hi-res (Retina display) digital release
  • non-DRM, PDF format
  • Self-published in 2020
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Sample illustrations:

If you would like to see how this book was made, follow me on Instagram or have a look at some making-of YouTube videos I published.


Book contents preview:

More photos of how the printed book looks like. There are some illustrations spanning both the left and right pages as a whole spread too.

A preview of how the digital version of the book looks like (a page-by-page version is also provided in the purchase).


Technical details (used tools):

  • Sketch: Col-erase Carmine red pencil
  • Kuretake Sumi brush pen DT140‑13C
  • Zebra Brush Pen FD502
  • Pilot black drawing ink with Raphael brushes
  • Canson C a grain mixed media paper

To read more about the tools used to make these ink illustrations have a look at the “tools” section of the book itself or read the FAQ section on this website.