5 essential online courses for this Black Friday to illustrate with Japanese influence

Endowed with a unique aesthetic, Japanese art inspires artists from different generations around the world. Whether through manga, anime, kawaii or through ancient techniques such as sumi-ê and shodô, the Japanese universe presents a range of colors, brushstrokes and striking lines, capable of directly transporting the viewer to the oriental imagination. 

THE Household, the fastest growing creative community in the market, offers a series of online courses taught by renowned professionals in the field. For those of you who always dreamed of learning how to draw with Japanese techniques, we have selected 5 online courses for you to take your first steps in this art.

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Japanese-influenced watercolor illustration.

Discover how to give an ancestral identity to your drawings using the sumi-ê technique. Although it has always been practiced with India ink, this painting technique can be applied with other materials such as watercolor. Argentinian illustrator with Okinawan roots, Flor Kaneshiro, teaches you how to create your own illustrations, combining basic watercolor notions with the Japanese technique of sumi-ê. 

Introduction to gouache ink: chromatic trip to Japan

Que tal fazer uma excursão ao coração da cultura japonesa? A ilustradora francesa Lil Sire que já estampou suas obras para livros, revistas e marcas de roupa como Anthropologie, guiará você nesta instigante viagem. Você aprenderá a criar uma ilustração expressiva partindo do zero, explorando cores, texturas e detalhes com as técnicas básicas de pintura com guache. 


Illustration in Indian ink with Japanese influence

Inspired by traditional Japanese painting methods such as sumi-ê and shodô, Brazilian visual artist and illustrator Mika Takahashi teaches how to explore the possibilities of India ink in an illustration. After working with animation, holding exhibitions and publishing a series of books, Mika will guide you from start to finish, teaching you how to work the brush with precision, create contrasts, light and shadow effects to be able to convey emotions through this ancient technique.

Vintage style japanese digital illustration


Before getting hands-on and illustrating a poster with manual and digital techniques, you will immerse yourself in the culture of Japan by getting to know the work of mangaka and movements like the wabi-sabi.

Techniques for coloring manga drawing with markers

Coloring your characters, applying the manga style, requires attention to a series of techniques such as gradients, mixtures of tones, light and shadow, and specific finishes. The artist Taniidraw, specializes in creating drawings in an oriental style and is constantly inspired by anime and other traditional Japanese genres that she seeks to pay homage to in her works. It will teach you how to work lines and colors to achieve unique effects, leaving your piece ready to be shared on your social networks.

Black Friday has already arrived at Domestika bringing special discounts. Right now you can find courses for R$45.00 reais each. Take this opportunity to start illustrating with Japanese style, learning from the best professionals in the industry. 

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to get your ideas off the paper or start a new creative area, Black Friday is the perfect time: from Friday, November 26th, to Sunday, November 28th, every Domestika's online courses will cost R$35.00 (each).


And this wave of discounts doesn't end with Black Friday. On Monday, the 29th, Cyber Monday opens another week of promotions for you to learn, create and share at your own pace, wherever you are and with internationally recognized professionals.