Illustrations of Yuta Onoda

There is some spectacular work coming from Canadian-based, Japanese illustrator Yuta Onoda. He is a recent graduate of Sheridan College, Canada, with a Bachelor of Applied Arts.

What I particularly like in his work is its dynamism: the movement and flow that emanates from each piece with a delicate attention to each pencil stroke. I asked him a few questions for those of you wishing greater enlightenment into his work.

yuta onoda illustration contemporary

What is the work process and tools used in most of your illustrations these days?

For the work process, I do a lot of research about the theme first. I write down or save the useful information before starting on the sketching and making some ideas into images. Then I start working on the final digitally.

I don’t like to create everything from a computer. I always combine traditional medium with it. I use a lot of graphite, inks, and acrylics for my illustrations.

yuta onoda illustration contemporary

What is inspiring you the most today?

There are so many amazing artists out there and they are all inspiring. I don’t know where I get inspired exactly but I love observing and researching things that I am interested in.

yuta onoda illustration contemporary

How do you market your work?

It’s obvious but promos, including sending out postcards and emailing. It’s not cheap but it’s the best way to introduce your work out there.yuta onoda illustration contemporary

yuta onoda illustration contemporary

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on a poster illustration for imagineNATIVE. It is an international film festival in Toronto and celebrates the latest works by indigenous people on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media.

This year will be their 10th anniversary and I feel very fortunate to be part of this festival.

Best of luck with that, Yuta!

MoonApe: Twitter me and don’t forget to comment on what you think!

You might also like

  1. Rich Detail with a Basis in Strong Drawing with Jonathan Bartlett
  2. An Architectural Eye for Space and Composition in Structural Illustrations by Maria Giemza
  3. Jasu Hu’s Simple yet Bold Digital Paintings
  4. Deanna Halsall Lines Up a Summer of Plays in Emotive Posters
  5. Precise Forms and Geometric Details with Fernando Volken Togni
  6. Tianhua Mao Blending Traditional Influences and Modern Aesthetics
  7. Katherine Streeter’s Offbeat Collage and Characters
  8. Tran Nguyen’s Emotional and Atmospheric Paintings
  9. Wonderous Characters in Dreamy Scenes by Josephine Kyhn
  10. Sharp Angles and Soft Colours in Illustrations by Sara Ciprandi
  11. Dimension From Form and Colour with Richard Keeling
  12. Elegant Detail in the Realistic Fashion Illustrations of Dena Cooper
View All

10 Comments

  1. wow they’re all very beautiful.
    especially the lady with devil face.

  2. I agree, that is a great one. Thanks for your comment!

    MoonApe

  3. Brilliant, beautiful and very inspiring….great to see, thanks!

  4. Thanks for the comments peeps

  5. Yuta has some prints over at inPRNT

  6. Thanks for your recommendation Josh

  7. Amazing work, I love art from my very depth, a great artist just appear into my eyes first, into my soul now

  8. Thanks for the nice comment Claudia!

Comments are closed.