In Choux’ lethargy, she decided to update her deviantart page, where for some reason or another she decided to check up on Huke. Choux can’t remember why. Anyway, searching Huke comes up with a lot of things, one of which was this absolutely gorgeous image by supercynic:
Now, what’s also interesting is that Huke seems to be a stalker of Redjuice. He has 2 pages of favorites and most of it if from him.
Isn’t that pretty? Anyway, Choux is not surprised that they are fav-ing each other (redjuice has some of Huke’s stuff too), but Choux has to wonder if they met through drawing for Ryo/Supercell or something else…
He also seem to like drigzabrot, who does a lot of stuff on weapons, robots, and things like that. Refreshed (words can’t describe how Choux is sick and tired of cell coloring and generic bishoujo fluff blah-ness), Choux decided to flip through Redjuice’s faves and make a post on it.
Now, let’s start at the very beginning (be warned, this is a very long post and very time consuming if you’re the type that feels the need to “collect” artists (like Mefloraine, or Choux).
First up, we have a haunting image from Kidchan, a Malaysian artist that Choux has mentioned before. Kidchan is a fantastic artist in all respects, however Choux really doesn’t like how most of her gallery is “in storage”. This also seemed to spread to a friend of hers, Kunisaki, whose art Choux absolutely adores.
Elsevilla is an artist that looks at the sexier side of things. This drawing is named “eternal war”, which Choux didn’t understand until she read some of the comments:
~ko-hi-ga-ru May 6, 2008 Lol, My ex played wow, and if I knew to go to a movie at 9pm, I would tell him to pick me up at 6:30, because I knew that because of wow he would be there to pick me up at 8:30 and that would be perfect timing.
For everything I’ve heard, do it together or break it off now It’s like having a child if you’re both doing it, it’s like cheating if it’s only one of you…”
To be frank, Choux couldn’t care less about the character art, but the backgrounds are absolutely breathtaking in her eyes.
Hellobaby is an artist that focuses on the lineart, putting very little emphasis on the colors. Usually, the coloring is little more than some light shading, but the patterns and the clothing are very intricate (although sometimes overwhelming). This is one of the few illustrations which has strong, vibrant colors, and Choux thinks it works quite well.
Meisan is a artist that feels very delicate, somehow. The little details seem gentle, but transient, almost as if they aren’t even there.
A witch from Enpitsu~ Choux really loves the bloomers, but one has to wonder…is that a cat with a real pumpkin on its head, a cat with a fake pumpkin on its head, or a cat with a pumpkin for a head? The first 2 must be very uncomfortable.
Mmmm…. Kaninnvven… She needs a full post, yup, definitely too awesome for just a few sentences and 2 pictures. Also a rabid Chinese-speaking vocaloids fan. How much more awesome can someone get?
Anyway, she also linked to Nisoniso, whose art Choux is drooling over right now… (so many bishis, so little time)
Yooani is an artist that Choux has been stalking for a while now. This is one of Choux’s favorite images, and also the cover of a novel. The point of the cover is to entice the would-be reader, and in this case, Choux is 100% interested!
Yooani doesn’t post fully colored works often. Instead, it’s often these kinds of polished and clean pencil drawings that makes one question whether or not it IS drawn with a pencil, it’s so impeccably neat.
Then, Choux saw an episode of Speed grapher, quickly forgetting about that too. It wasn’t until today that Choux realized “OH! So THAT’s the guy who drew the cover for that Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto song! What? THAT was his artbook? I saw that in the store! Why didn’t I buy it? Oh WOW, he designed “No more heroes”? Seriously? It’s all the same person?”
It’s funny how the world works, isn’t it?
Asuka111 is an artist whose works DEMAND attention. Choux doesn’t like his happier works as much, but the darker ones, overflowing with emotion, are simply breath taking.
And of course, we have HUKE. You should end with what you start, right? And of course, this edition of Black Rock Shooter is AMAZING~ Choux wonders if he ever thought that this one little character would do so much when he first doodled her out. Looking at the timeline, it might even be said that one of the main reasons that Huke became the designer for Steins;Gate was due to BRS’s success! Speaking of which, Steins;Gate is getting a PC port, and the release of the Chinese edition is imminent! The best news is: Choux is now completely refreshed and full of ideas on what to draw next (which is the main reason that she has made this post so much shorter than planned).
Choux hopes that you are feeling refreshed too (she knows that some of you are suffering from the same feeling of saturation and stagnation she was in). Please drop a comment if you think there are more artists that Choux should be stalking ^.^