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Mariya Suzuki

Illustrator in Tokyo

A Sunday

PRESENTED ON FEB 24, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 133

“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”

In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

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Sketchbook of Life

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 20, 2010

An amazing presentation by Martin Willers of sketches that show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2013.

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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist

BY CAROL HAMMOND
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 14, 2015

Carol Clark Hammond begins her presentation with her beautiful watercolor nudes to "wake up" the crowd for our first presentation. As a courtroom sketch artist she must keep very practiced and continues to do a lot of figure drawing. She also shows her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s.

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2015.

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Sketching is Fun

BY MARY MELISSA YOHN
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Visions through sketching

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How to Draw a Straight Line

BY DIANA PROBST
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

Diana Probst teaches you how to draw a straight line - and why to do it that way - in 1 easy step and 8 more difficult ones.

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From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress

BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.

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Digital Drawings to Printed Matter

BY SARAH ARNETT
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 28, 2018

Artist and Illustrator Sarah Artnett shares her aesthetic and inspirations of drawing digitally to create actual art in form of fashion, public art and wallpaper.

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Urban Sketchers

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Urban Sketchers is a relatively new phenomenon that’s getting people drawing together around the world. Townsville has a group too and it’s recently celebrated its first birthday!

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Drawing to Document

BY CHARIS LOKE
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 27, 2019

The act of drawing is imbued with power: we draw to see, to record, to understand, to shape the world. Reflecting on her experiences documenting street protests, election rallies, and gatherings through on-site sketching, Charis Loke speaks about the importance of drawing - for anyone, everyone - as a way to bear witness and be in the world. 

Charis Loke is an illustrator and educator based in Penang. Drawing upon literature and visual culture, she evokes wonder and curiosity through stories. She's also Comics + Illustrations Editor at New Naratif where she commissions and works with Southeast Asian artists.

A former resident artist at Rimbun Dahan, Charis also makes illustrated microfiction inspired by SEA when she's not working on publishing or nonprofit projects. She designs geeky baju, sketched the 14th General Elections, and explained asexuality by way of sambal. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and shown at Light Grey Art Lab as well as other galleries around the world.