"hajime" is a seven-artist collaboration and the first publication by ToCo, Tokyo Collective, started by Erica Ward and Julia Nascimento. Metropolis Magazine Japan gave us a nice shout out in their recent article about self publishing. Feautured is a tiny peek at my cover design!
Check out the article here:
Erica Ward Solo Exhibition in Koenji
6/5 (Tue) - 6/10 (sun)
Reception 6/9 (Sat) 6pm ~ 8pm
In this solo exhibition, Erica Ward will be displaying a collection of detailed pen and watercolor illustrations that are simultaneously figures and cityscapes. Debut works displayed along with previous works ask where the Individual ends and where the City begins.
Clouds Art + Coffee
25-4,KOENJIKITA 2-CHOME SUGINAMI,TOKYO
4 minutes walk from the North exit of Koenji Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu lines, 16 minutes walk from exit 2 at Shin-Koenji Station on the Marunouchi line.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165749357454852/
Erica Ward Illustration will be tabling at the 1st Tokyo Collective Market held on April 21 & 22, 2018 at thenew Best Living JapanStudio in Minami Azabu. I will be selling postcards, prints, original art and coloring books, so please come by and check it out. The event is family-friendly and interior and wellness oriented, so it will be exciting for me to have a booth in a different environment as usual. Hope to see you there!
What: Tokyo Collective Market
When: April 21 (Sat) 12:00~16:00
April 22 (Sun) 11:00 ~ 16:00
Where: Best Living Japan Studio
Minami Azabu 3-17-12 Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2039515289656141/
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Hiroo Station
Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line, Shirokane-Takanawa Station
I am happy to announce the upcoming release of a new zine, hajime. hajime is a collection of seven non-Tokyo-native artists' visual interpretations of the theme "first impressions of Tokyo." The zine includes comics, illustrations, and poetry, in a diverse range of tones and styles.
I decided to do some comic-style work for the book, with a small sample image below. Lots of fine lines and details to represent the intricacies of Tokyo.
I'm also happy to have my illustration, "Train Lines in Bloom" as the cover of our first issue!
Release Party and Exhibition
All seven artists will be displaying original work from the zine at ninetytwo13 gallery in Roppongi run by Tokyo Chapter, open to the public 10am till 19pm Sunday 4/14~ Wednesday 4/18, as well as on Sunday 4/22. An opening party will be held at the gallery from 18:00~21:00 on 4/14. Come by to get a special discount on the zine, and see
original works and meet the artists!
Check out the release party facebook event page for location details and updates. Hope to see you there!
Zine hajime Release Party
Location: ninetytwo13 gallery, Akasaka 9-2-13, Minato-ku, Tokyo
e-mail: (for gallery hours, etc) email@example.com
Original works will be on display and open to the public during daytime (10am~19pm) hours at the gallery from Sunday 4/15~ Wednesday 4/18 as well as Sunday 4/22.
高円寺にあるCLOUDS ART + COFFEEさんのグループ展「Color series: PINK」に参加いたします。１６名のアーティストの「ピンク」をテーマにした作品をぜひ見に来てください。2月27日(火) から3月4日(日)までです。
I will be displaying eight works in the "Color Series: Pink" group exhibition at CLOUDS ART + COFFEE Gallery in Tokyo's Koenji starting on Thursday, 2/27. Sixteen artists will be showing works connected through the theme of the color pink. Come by the gallery from 10am~6pm 2/27 until 3/4, or join us for the reception 6pm~8pm on Saturday, 3/3.
COLOR SERIES: PINK GROUP EXHIBITION
場所: CLOUDS ART+COFFEE（高円寺）
住所: 〒166-0002 東京都杉並区高円寺北2-25-4
Lea at Coloringqueen.net shares in-depth reviews and introductions to dozens of amazing coloring books. She has recently posted a full-review a beautiful video commentary introducing of "Erica Ward Illustration Coloring Book: Hana" and the new 4-card Coloring Postcard set,on her page here.
Three Erica Ward original watercolor works are currently on display at Ego Gallery in Nihonbashi. Please stop by to see the urban-inspired works, "Wear the City," "City Face," and "City Cat." Besides framed originals, original Erica Ward Inktober ink drawings as well as postcards, prints, and posters are for sale at the gallery.
California-born, Tokyo-based freelance illustrator. Works in ink, watercolor, and Japanese daydreams.