One thing Japan does not have a shortage of is illustrators and artists. Some are famous. Many are not. Some are professionals, while others draw because they love it. Here’s a look at where they create.

For well over a year, professional and amateur artists alike have been uploading photos of their workstations under the tag #絵描きさんの作業環境が見たい (“I want to see artists’ work environments.”) Amateurs and professionals alike have been uploading images, offering a fascinating peek at the different spaces in which people draw. Some work in an analog way, while others work digitally. The workspaces ran from chic to comfy, and from clean to dirty.

Have a look, and if you are an artist, feel free to upload your own workspace photos in the comments below.

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In case you haven’t seen it, check out these desks of many of Japan’s most famous manga artists.

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