Shin was created as a fun character to share the Japanese lifestyle, he is a curious and tender fox who likes to try new things and know how humans live in the city.
Shin has lived all his life in the forest, so he does not know modern human life, is especially curious about vending machines but high technology scares him. He wants to experience all the human Japanese traditions: Hanami, matsuri, karaoke, shrines... He loves to try traditional Japanese cuisine (although he has a great preference for onigiri). Train rides, parks and walk trough old alleys and temples are his favorite hobbies.
You can follow his adventures through the illustrations and photographs that I share on social media or this official website.
The technique used for Shin is traditional: watercolors, copic markers, brush, ink and pencil.
About the artist
Gloria Copetillo: the creator of Copetillo Arts is a traditional Illustrator currently living in Japan, her work is mainly inspired in kawaii culture, magic/gothic themes and Mexican folklore, always with traditional techniques like copic markers, watercolors, acrylic pencil and ink.
You can find the illustrations being accompanied by poems or stories such as in her first book published in 2018 "Otome Secrets" with melancholic stories inspired in japanese lolita fashion and antique lifestyle. The "kawaii" style is one of her favorites and you can find it in the most recent book "Frilly colors" a coloring book based in harajuku lolita fashion with kawaii "chibi" style.
Copetillo arts work have been presented in galleries in Tokyo and at events related to Japan fashion around the world.