I have a pixiv folder in my bookmarks, and unfortunately, it is expanding at a rate which is simply unreasonable. Well, let’s see what’s inside my little folder~ First up…
…Oh my Madoka… Asakura Masatoki‘s backgrounds never cease to amaze me. It’s not too busy, it’s not too simple. It’s drawn and blended JUST RIGHT.
When I stumbled across this GORGEOUS rendition of Gumi. Ok. It wasn’t this EXACT picture, but a cropped wallpaper sized thing on Konachan, but anyway, I was DETERMINED to fine the artist to this picture. Of course, I started looking with the cropped version first, which brought up no answers. But eventually I was able to find the original image and track down the artist: Tibino (pixiv). <-major hetalia fan, btw.
Turns out this, one of the few completely color/completed images that Tobino has created was made for a song named “dramatic re:birth”. It’s not that good of a song, and Gumi was tuned pretty badly, which is a bit of a waste.
Now, why am I typing all this? Why, of course, so I’d have something which is close enough to substantial to go with the picture. That, and also because I want to ramble for a bit. I miss blogging.
On a related note. I LOVE this kind of coloring. Simple, but SO effective.
On a semi-related note, I dropped Hanasaku Iroha.
On a completely unrelated note, I got handed-me-down-ed an iTouch. Are there any useful/weird apps that any readers would like to recommend?
Generally, I post about artists that are more polished and finished, but for some reason, Tan (pixiv), who almost never finishes her drawings, really speaks to me. There aren’t any astonishingly creative scenes, nor highly detailed backgrounds, or any major technical feat. Instead, there is only the very essence of an emotion, created then captured.
These drawings aren’t as finished as they could be, but she considers them to be complete at this point. All there is is a feeling and the artist’s approval. and that’s really enough. Continue reading
1) I feel guilty that I haven’t written about this yet.
2) I feel guilty that I’m not writing a lot.
3) I feel guilty that I’m not doing actual work.
4) I feel guilty that I threw a rant into this post.
First up is purinto/ぷリんと(print?).
And you know what they say~ Laughter is the best medicine! So, in order to improve the overall health of this world, I present to you this video, which has incited much laughter from me. Haha.
Now, as many of you know, MOE is the best medicine. For most of you, it’s better than laughter. So, I present, 明 (mei?), an artist on pixiv who has successfully created what I deem as my favorite Homura fanart. Yes, the show is awesome (did you REALLY think that I’d pass something up by Gen Urobuchi? because I wouldn’t, I really, really wouldn’t).
And lastly, for those of you who want moe in a different form, *coughtrap*cough a patch for Koitate has been released~ Unfortunately, it only contains one path, which happens to be the ojou-sama. Yes, I know that they are ALL ojous, but this one is the blonde girl who’s oozing ojou-sama aura from her every pore. I’m not a big fan of the artist (I mean, the lines are fine, I just don’t like that cold style of coloring), but I’ll be checking it out anyway.
Let everyone have good health in this new year. And happy discovery of Pluto day. You have been demoted from a planet, but you will always be in our hearts.
There are three kinds of art that appeals to me. First, there is those which are technically skilled, where the artists proudly flaunt their abilities. Then, there are those with humans, where the artist bewitches the image to make the viewers charmed. Lastly, there are images with an atmosphere which draws one in and does not let go. 幻电放映 is an artist who has the ability to create a fantastic atmosphere.
I see one of these pieces. I sigh. And I love it, because images like this tells me that the world is still beautiful.
A few years ago, I picked up a mook called “style school”, which was published by dark horse but was sadly canceled after 3 volumes (all of which I own). Among the plethora of artists featured, one in particular stood out to me. And that artist was Tomo Fuuko, or Uko on Pixiv.
This was a small image, only taking up 1/4 of a page, but it mesmerized me. Sadly, like many others in that mook, she simply wasn’t a well known artist. Alongside her, I also wanted to find out more about Kaneda Chitari, shunpei, Ariake, Dite. I gave up soon after though, there’s simply not enough rabid fans of these people (it’s a sad world, this is, to understand that it’s easier to find art from someone like Aoi Hatori rather than Kaneda Chitari) . So, I pretty much forgot about her, until this fateful day where I stumbled across her pixiv page. And I honestly mean it too. If Eternal hadn’t written Sepia tears and asked me to draw, if I wasn’t stuck on an image and didn’t look at that page of danborru tagged with “snow”, if this was some other day where a link didn’t show up on シワス page, none of this would have happened Continue reading
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.
That, and lament over how Miku clashes with the background in this image.
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). Continue reading