Honshindo is three kanji that mean literally "origin mind same". The combination of kanji means "same as the mind of oneself". Honshindo illustrations are made with lines, colors, and multiple perspectives. They can depict developmental sequences, intensities of gender, and variations of maturity. High-speed actions, emotional intelligence, and sexual love can be expressed. Lines and colors for honshindo illustrations are similar to those for manga illustrations.
Honshindo illustrations with two perspectives develop three-dimensionality by parallax. One perspective shows orientation of the object away from the canvas, and the second perspective shows the direction of implied motion. Perspectives combine to create illusions of speed and independence. They interrelate to create imagery and depth of field.
Lines and colors contribute to perspectives, and develop moods, personalities, and finish. Techniques of honshindo illustrations complement each other to create singular conceptions of objects. Subjects are depicted with fewer strokes and less rendering. Specific combinations of lines, colors, and perspectives produce very specific results.