A collection of works by Shunsuke Satake, an illustrator who is active in cute character illustrations that combine pop, graphical, and retro tastes. Mr. Satake, who lives in Kobe, is active in a wide range of genres such as visuals for advertisements and books, characters related to childcare and early childhood education, package design, and miscellaneous goods development. On the other hand, he is also energetically presenting his work through exhibitions, and has held 30 solo exhibitions so far.
When the school was closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, he quickly provided his own work as a "coloring" for free download. When the plague-blocking plague "Amabie" spread on the Internet, he himself drew Amabie and posted it, which was also picked up by the media. This lightness of footwork is also his charm, and it is the driving force that attracts many requests.
This book contains original works presented at exhibitions, etc., as well as paintings produced at work such as books, picture books, advertisements, and packages. "Coloring" works and "Amabie" pictures published on the Internet are also included. It also introduces idea sketches and the production process using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Based on his own experience, Mr. Satake actively communicates his thoughts on the business, activities, and life of an illustrator through SNS and notes, attracting attention. The interview in which such stories are condensed is also worth reading.