Guess what I discovered at the Japanese Kinokuniya bookstore? An illustration section! I’m sure it has been there all along. I was just too occupied by the craft books to notice, go figure. One personal favorite from the illustration shelf was this illustrator book. It’s filled with how-to tiny illustrations of everyday objects along with holiday specific drawings. Take a look inside…
Some of my favorite drawings in the book are the craft/sewing supplies. If you’re familiar with Japanese craft books, often the directions are written alongside cute little pictures just like these. I thought these might come in handy if I wanted to make a tutorial with sketches instead of photos.
People and accessories
I like that the illustrations are simple and easy to recreate. Even my children can draw them.
Since I know these books are a little harder to track down, here’s the ISBN # 978-4-7804-1217-8. The SF Kinokuniya bookstore can special order books for you with the ISBN# or title. I’ve also seen this book sold on Etsy.