Hello, I am a Japanese artist, animal painter and illustrator. My illustrations have been commissioned by clients for Vet’s LOGO mark, pet product’s illustration, wall paintings, as well as privately commissioned portrait paintings.

I love animals and nature which is why I usually paint these subjects. Using watercolours and ink, I enjoy bringing images to life with subtle colour palettes and lively drawings.

My creative passion always comes from an ethical mindset. I strongly believe that all life exists in a circular world and create my works with this in mind. Ethical magic will come true!

オーハラユーコ | 絵描き、イラストレーター



環境問題や社会平等性の問題に配慮した考え方 “エシカル” をポリシーに掲げ、個人でも実現可能なエシカルに制作活動をつづける方法を模索し、noteでマガジン「エシカルにクリエイティブ」を発信している。

Everyone can do  can something for environment. Any small steps mean a lot in the future. As an artist, I’m pursuing ethical ways in creativity and making  better choices as much as I can. There are many opportunities to make choices, like when I select art supplies, printmakers and packagings etc. Just take a moment and consider a better way even a little. Here is example;

  • Select Cadmium-free colour paints
  • Avoid hazardous labeled colour paints
  • Minimize packaging waste, Re-use materials, Choose eco-friendly materials for delivery
Also, I keep sharing what I personally study for this matter. You can access in Japanese on note. To tell the truth, I found it very hard as an individual, to reach out to the right information and understand them without scientific background. Because there are so complex and scattered on the internet. At the same time, I assume that it will be helpful to share what I study for someone who also look for ethical ways in creativity. Moreover, your support is very helpful. Please let me know if you find useful articles or anything on this topic.


For commissions, collaborations or just to say hi, please get in touch.