About

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

動物や植物とつながりを感じるやわらかい世界、をコンセプトに透明感のある色彩とどこか力の抜けたタッチでやわらかな世界を描く。

ファッションデザイナーを退職後ロンドン留学を経験。帰国後、ペット用品のイラストや動物病院のロゴ制作など、主に動物イラストを中心に国内外のクライアントワークおよびプライベートオーダー制作を行う。

環境問題や社会平等性の問題に配慮したエシカルをポリシーに掲げ、個人でも可能な、制作活動をエシカルに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.

Contact

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

hello@yukoohara.com