Born in Japan in 1970, Ms. Tsutsui is a self-taught artist who has worked as a freelance illustrator for publications, advertising, and other fields since 1995. In 1996 she transitioned away from airbrush to work exclusively on the computer, developing her unique digital techniques. Today, everything from the first draft to completed projects is 100% CG. While she is active in many fields, she is best known for her 2D character illustrations. Ms. Tsutsui first came on the international scene in 2006 with exhibitions of her works in both New York and Paris.