Category: Manga / Anime
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    Dec 2014

    Laura Müller

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    Laura Müller aka Laumii is a comic artist and illustrator from Berlin, Germany. She has contributed to Undo’s Mega Man Tribute, and Subway to Sally Storybook. Ms Müller is the artist of Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits. Written by Vera Greentea, the first two volumes were funded by Kickstarter and the third volume is live on Kickstarter now.

    The vibrant and very cute illustrations of Laura Müller have a very lively quality to them. Though her style tends to lean towards manga, a western animation influence is very visible. Mr Müller has a varied colouring technique, all very strong, but I think her watercolours and her digital paintings are perticularly pleasing.

    You can find more of Laura Müller’s work on DeviantArt and tumblr.

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    Dec 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Krenz

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    Krenz is a freelance character designer base in TaoYuan, Taiwan. He has provided artwork for video games and book covers as well as contributing to the upcoming Masters of Anatomy book.

    One thing that is obvious looking around Mr Krenz DeviantArt page is his superb ability with colour. They are soft and harmonious, but yet striking. They give his characters real depth and an imposing presence. You can find more of Mr Krenz’s work on his blog, and Facebook page.

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    Nov 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Tatsuro Kiuchi

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    Tatsuro Kiuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of Tokyo Illustrators Society , owner of studio Pen Still Writes, as well as teaching at the Aoyama School.

    He graduated in Biology before switching to Art, which he studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After sticking with the arts, Mr Kiuchi began his career by illustrating for children’s books. His very first book The Lotus Seed, written by Sherry Garland, sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. He later branched out into editorial and advertising work. Some of his international clients include The New Yorker, The Folio Society, Simon & Schuster, The Guardian, and Random House.

    The festive season and snow seem to be a reoccurring them in Mr Kiuchi’s portfolio, so it’s not surprising that he has been commissioned twice for Christmas projects. Once by Royal Mail, for their 2006 Christmas Stamp Collection and again in 2007 for Starbucks’ worldwide Pass the Cheer holiday campaign.

    You can see how Mr Kiuchi creates his detailed and textured illustrations in a couple really nice Making of videos over on his vimeo page. To dive deeper into Tatsuro Kiuchi’s work check out his website and tumblr.

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    Nov 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Mangetsu

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    This week’s Manga Mondays feature is Mangetsu aka sweetmoon. Based in Mitaka, Tokyo, she is a background and character concept artist. Some of the games she has worked on include Nippon Ichi Software Arcadia Nest Senki, Square Enix Legend World, and Mobius Nightmare reports.

    Much of her work uses earth tones creating a warm hue and serene feelings. Many of Mangetsu’s characters are lighthearted and jovial, but those of her more pensive characters stare intensely and really drawing you in.

    You can find more of Mangetsu’s illustrations on her website, and deviantArt page.

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    Oct 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Yaphleen

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    Very beautiful and ethereal work from 22 year old student, Yaphleen, also know as Yaya. Her deviantArt and tumblr house her gorgeous Studio Ghibli inspired illustrations. Each one explores a different style and technique, but each is executed proficiently.

    Yaphleen explicitly states that these drawings were created in her free time and for her pleasure. She does not wish to sell prints, or take on any commissions at this time. It’s art for art’s sake and rather refreshing to see nowadays.

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