About Yasu Matsuoka

Hi, I'm Yasu, an artist and freelance illustrator from Japan. Thank you for visiting my website.

This artwork is inspired by my love of mermaids and mythology-based creatures. I'm creating a fantasy world that I hope to share with you one painting at a time.

I was born in Tokyo and lived in and around the city for over 30 years. In 2021 I moved to Akita, a small city in northern Japan, to live closer to nature.

When I'm not in the studio, I love going on walks, taking pictures of nature, and Plein air painting.

  • As a professional illustrator, I work with game developers, product designers, novelists, and storybook authors to create beautiful end products. 

  • In a nutshell, all of my freelance work is about creating images that enhance your story, game, site, or whatever it is you’ve got cooking. 

  • Want to talk about your project? Getting quality artwork doesn’t have to be complicated, and I’m here to prove that.

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