Fifteen-year-old Nanaka Kinoshita has arrived for her first day of high school, alongside her childhood friend Meiko. While Meiko is a typical girl, Nanaka is in love with painting and finds it's easiest to express herself with art, rather than with words. As she walks onto campus with her sketchbook, she spots a handsome boy with his own sketchbook in hand; his name is Chihaya, and he's one of two members of the school's art club. Nanaka wants to know as much as she can about Chihaya, and together the two girls join the art club. And soon, Nanaka discovers that she and Chihaya have more in common than she realized...
In 24 Colors and The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor, the main focus is on an artist, The two series both show the life of an artist and there are similar plotlines in both. The protagonist falls in love with the artist. The male artist is an anti-social recluse and acts distant from the protagonist. The male artist's friend is cheerful and outgoing and in love with the protagonist. With a second girl, a love square is formed. The endings are very similar. Personally, I liked Birdcage Manor much more but I enjoyed reading both as the romance wasn't the only plot element. There was insight into how an artist thinks and the beauty of the world. They both have very pretty art as they're both about art!
He's twenty four years old and a painter; she's a young student. After a chance meeting upon which she got paint on her face, he couldn't help but be hooked. Her white skin and beauty is something he wishes to touch and embrace - what will come of their relationship?
Both Hakuji and Torikagoshou are manga with psychological aspects about a romance between a young girl and the eccentric painter she models for after being asked by the painter's friend. Whereas in Hakuji, the painter is interested in her from the get-go, the romance in Torikagoshou slowly develops with much conflict including a love triangle.