“Salt In Your Wounds”: The Astonishing Fantasy Works Of Zeen Chin

Zeen Chin is a self-taught artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Drawing upon a mysterious well of horror films, memories, and mysticism, his digital paintings are wildly elegant and unpredictable; scrolling from one image to the next, you can never predict (nor comprehend) what you will see next. Anime-like characters parade with cartoonish, folklore-inspired beasts, and elsewhere...

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The Strikingly Unique And Colorful Art Of Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi

Designer and artist Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi is known internationally for his vividly colored illustrations which seem to resonate with multiple strands of Japanese and global youth culture. Traditional Japanese aesthetics and science fiction, sacred Buddhist iconography and profane symbols, street culture and high culture, the soft, organic and kawaii body intersected and interfaced with the...

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“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. More: Artstation, Facebook, Instagram...

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Twin Girls Have Awesome Twin Cosplays Featuring Creepy And Cool Anime, Movie, And TV Characters

Meet Chihiro and Chiaki: two girls are eleven-year-old twins, and have been cosplaying since they were three. They may be young, but they aren’t too young to show off their awesome cosplay skills, which feature characters from all kinds of genres and mediums. Based on their Instagram account, they have a fairly wide array of costumes in their portfolio, including cute, cool, and creepy characters.

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Happy Cats, Coffee Shops And Carefree Times In TAO’s Cheerful, Detailed And Nostalgic Illustrations

As she explains on her Tumblr profile, Sapporo-based illustrator TAO is particularly fond of cats, Showa Era things, and sneakers. With their cheerful tone and kawaii characters enjoying relaxing moments, coffee mug in hand, her artwork will surely put a smile on your face or dispel any clouds hanging over your head. More: Tumblr, Twitter h/t: grapee Her most recent illustration perfectly...

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Kawaii, Fetish, Bizarre, Cruel: The Art Of GENk

The fearful is beautiful, the horrific is erotic. Both kawaii and fear coexist in his paintings. The adorable and the strange based on bloody fantasy and insanity with a tinge of the occult. Even in his most intensely individual works, many people have been charmed by the alluring gazes of the girls in his paintings and by his beautiful expressions of blood. Combining elements of the kawaii...

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Professional Anime Artist Continues Transforming His Sons’ Sketches Into Amazing Characters

In the past we’ve had the pleasure of introducing Tokyo-based French anime artist Thomas Romain and the collaborative series of artwork he produces with his two sons titled “Father and Sons Design Workshop Illustrations”. More: Instagram, Twitter h/t: grapee View this post on Instagram Father and Sons' Design Workshop No.62 HACKED CAMOSHOOTER Watercolor illustration inspired...

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Japanese Illustrator BerryVerrine Dazzles With Awesome Retrowave Kawaii Art

Talented Japanese illustrator BerryVerrine says she likes “neon, pop, kawaii, psychedelic art”, and her vibrant and expressive style definitely backs that up. A majority of her illustrations feature stylish girls and landscapes, but despite the explosive use of color can sometimes give off a haunting aura. One might look at her artwork and find influences rooted in retrowave...

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Japanese Illustrator Asteroid: Wandering Through The Ruins Of The Future

Whether they are set in the past or in an imagined future, ruins are a favorite subject of illustrators working in the fantasy and science-fiction genres. Not only can they be very visually appealing, they can provide the backdrop for a potentially rich narrative about a once flourishing world and the reasons for its demise. Japanese illustrator Asteroid (stylized in Japanese as あすてろid) often...

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The Mysterious And Misty Eerieness Of Japanese Horror Illustrator Mozza

Student and illustrator Mozza is a fan of the horror genre with a particular fixation on mist or fog to convey a sense of eerieness, uncanniness, a border space between the world of the living and the world of the dead, or the physical manifestation of a malefic presence. Moreover, this extends to her use of colors and textures to blur boundaries and distinctions between dark and light.

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