Apr 142017

Start warming up your artistic fingers, because the Snow Miku 2018 art design collaboration on Piapro is now open! Next year’s theme is an interesting one, and the collaboration is calling for designs with the theme of “Animals“! So maybe some Hokkaido wildlife can serve for some inspiration?

Your designs for Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine will have a chance at being featured as the 2018 Snow Miku design for various collaborations and goods for next year’s Snow Miku events, including made into official nendoroids and figmas!

There’s some rule changes compared to last year, so make sure to follow these very closely, otherwise your entries will be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on May 12th at 5:00 PM JST!

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Work Size / Resolution

Any, Unspecified

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Any, Unspecified

Color Mode


Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.

Art Submission Notes

> Please use the Nendoroid 3 side chart template when drawing your design! Link → CLICK HERE
> You must draw Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine together on your entry as a set! Do not draw them on separate entries!
> VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure you lock the art submission tag on your design! Tag should be shown as “2018年雪ミク衣装”.
> VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your art is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Good luck to everyone that applies! If you wish to check out all the submissions so far, you can find them on the collaboration submissions page. If your submission does not appear on the submissions page linked below, then you missed one of the “VERY IMPORTANT” steps listed above! You will have to reupload your entry to fix it.

Submissions page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2018snowmiku/list

Apr 132017

If you go take a peek at the official Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary site, you’ll see the page has been completely updated with a new look and a new main anniversary artwork by KEI (pictured above), designed by Shimazaki Mari! KEI, best known among Miku fans as the original Hatsune Miku artist for her VOCALOID2 boxart, was undeniably the artist of choice for drawing the 10th anniversary artwork. Shimazaki also has past experience with Hatsune Miku as the designer behind the outfit of Racing Miku 2013.

Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Outfit Design Concept by Shimazaki Mari

Artist Comments from KEI

I couldn’t have imagined it has already been 10 years, but before I knew it a decade had passed in the blink of an eye. I felt this special ocassion called for an outfit more beautiful than usual.

Artist Comments from Shimazaki Mari

For the 10th anniversary, I designed a large ribbon on the base design of Hatsune Miku to give an anniversary feeling. Various appearances of Miku were born in the last 10 years, and the rainbow is to wish for many more shapes of Miku to appear in the future as we (the community) grow. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!

On the official anniversary site, you’ll also find a timeline outlining all the major points of Hatsune Miku’s history from her first software release, her first video game, first concert appearances, the birth of Snow Miku and more! Check it all out on the official site! → http://piapro.net/miku10th/

Mar 312017

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 concept art has been released! The key visual this year is designed by iXima, the official illustrator behind Hatsune Miku V3 and V4X boxart. With the release of the spectacular design in details, now is your chance to prepare your cosplay and fanart!

The design from last year’s event received an overwhelming amount of fanart, and we’re looking forward to see more competition this year! View the full resolution image on the official site!

e.d. The notes in the lower right of the art mention the part highlighted in purple are the parts of the shirt that have “some thickness”.


Mar 302017

We have special news for Hatsune Miku fans attending AnimeBoston this weekend! ChinAnime and Moesyoujyo will be presenting many popular artworks by renowned illustrator Rella! Known by many for her breathtaking illustrations, Rella is also the designer of the beautiful Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Harvest Moon ver. outfit! Rella herself unfortunately cannot be at the con, but all 4 of her books, as well as posters of 33 of her artworks will be available.

Followers of MikuFan.com will receive special discounts on posters, and you can also enter for a chance to win a free poster! Just follow these rules:

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE POSTER at the booth at 2~3 PM every day.
Follow Mikufan.com on facebook to active this deal.

30 free posters will be given out at the convention. 3 free posters at each giveaway time.
Email tangsi86@gmail.com at each giveaway time below to enter. Winners will receive a reply by email.
Friday (March 31st) Give Away Time: 12:00PM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Saturday (April 1st) Give Away Time: 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday (April 2nd) Give Away Time: 12:00PM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM

Additionally, you can use the above image as a coupon to get all 4 art books for a special discount. Have fun at AnimeBoston!

Aug 182016


Are you a user of Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe’s Creative Cloud services and products? A newly announced tutorial campaign in collaboration with Hatsune Miku was just announced by Adobe to help with image editing basics and how-to’s.

“Project #1” of the collab features artwork by the popular illustrator zerokichi, and teaches how to give images more perspective through the use of blurring effects. A free download of the PSD is available for this tutorial, along with a free trial of Adobe Photoshop from the links below.

Adobe Creative Cloud site: http://www.adobe.com/jp/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Project #1 Page: https://helpx.adobe.com/jp/photoshop/how-to/give-perspective-illustration.html

Adobe’s announcement video (below) hints that at least a few more project will be released in this collaboration (likely by TNSK and MONQ), so keep an eye out for it!