Amatiz has a masterful grasp of the digital brush, capable of rendering the subtlest of details with eloquent and seductive style.
I personally love the way they handle the texture of water, hair, clothing and skin. Amatiz’s water has more smoothness and liquidity to it than actual water — and he handles hair in the same manner. The intricate textures and patterns of each characters clothing consistently blow my mind with richness. And the skin of each character has a unique feeling to it, that does not feel warm or soft, but rather smooth, in a classic, statue-esque way that you don’t see to much with modern digital artists. The other aspect of Amatiz’s art I love is their anatomical stylization of the face and body which is hardly a stretch from realism, but very definitely a trademark style with a consistent ideology. This style is often paired with a nature theme (frequently marine life) that is both original and evocative.
Being a professional artist, you won’t find all of Amatiz’s greatest works for free online — much of their best pieces are only available in their art books and comics (which I would highly recommend — go to their Deviant Art if you are interested). However, there is still some of their work available online, and if you would like more of what you see here…
Note: Their base name is Amatiz — sometimes they are called Amatizqueen or Amatizking, depending on the location.
Recap of Anime Clay featured artists 1-10
2 Studio Amatiz
3 Kashiwamochi Yomogi
5 Hiroyuki Takahashi
8 Kim Hyung-Tae
10 Puti Devil
For more information on any of these artists, check the Anime Clay posts prior to this one.
(Note: Some images are repeats, others are new.)