Piyo (ぴよ) or Piyo@tiana44b (ぴよ＠ﾃｨｱな44b)
Now here is one of the best painters I will share, Kawayoo (川洋).
Kawayoo’s unique style is deep within every aspect of their art, from the more obvious, stylistically exaggerated body types and faces, to their clay-like textures, brilliant colors, and ethereal urban environments.
I personally die for the forms/shapes and space in Kawayoo’s work. Each scene and object has an incredible amount of depth that pulls you right into their intense, alternate universe Japan. Speaking of which, I am very curious about this consistent setting of Kawayoo’s pictures — whether it is random or following some story/theme, their combination of humans and humanoid creatures is entertainingly strange.
The elegant, peaceful, and beautiful femininity of Moka (もか), also known as Mokaffe, fashionably enriches each of her images. Moka’s art encapsulates a popular aesthetic for many young girls in Japan, from the cute and innocent to womanly and luxurious, within fashion styles such as Forest Girl (森ガール) and Lolita. I personally adore Moka’s ability to subtlety depict the dreamy faces of her figures, especially when it comes to those starry eyes.
If I had to summarize the work of NEDLOG into a single short phrase, it would have to be: Structural Detail. Take a good look at NEDLOG’s work in full res (right-click, “open image in new tab”). First off, their images are pretty massive. Second off, every single aspect of each image is intricate to the bone. I do not know exactly how NEDLOG achieves that look of chaotic metal, but if it is done in a similar way to how Redjuice does some of their artwork, then some twisting and warping of 3-D models must be involved. Of course, it is not detail alone that makes NEDLOG the amazing artist that they are; their gritty textures and restrained color schemes compliment their mechanical subject matter very nicely.
I personally love how NEDLOG plays around with abstract. Sometimes their work is entirely abstract, while at other times their work contains a solid character — but one that is so enveloped in abstract surroundings that it is easy to miss them. This factor pulls at my curiosity while preserving the mystery of each new piece by NEDLOG.
The painterly work of so-bin is created with an interesting multiplier effect which uses translucency to bring depth, form, and texture to their imagery. I particularly enjoy how many of so-bin’s image’s confuse me upon first glance and then come together in full detail as I piece together each part of the image. It is this digital, anime impressionism that keeps me fascinated by their work.
It is difficult for me to explain the genius, brilliance and originality behind the masterpieces of JNTHED. In many ways, JNTHED seems to be on a different level, his own level, recreating anime art while establishing a new genre. His work already feels timeless to me, as if anime has been around for centuries and he is one of the long dead masters.
A large part of what gives JNTHED’s work such a unique feel is his radical blend of digital and analog art. I do not know all the details of his process, but it seems that he uses analog mediums, such as oil paints and pencil, as well as digital painting and effects. Some of his work seems to be analog to digital (by way of scanner) while some works are from digital to analog. This blend gives his work a detailed richness at some times, and a minimalistic purism at other times — or both in combined harmony.
If you love the work of JNTHED as I do, now is the time to look into the prime of this living master. Along with the other links below, there is a link to the page for the last Japanese show JNTHED was in, A Nightmare is a Dream Come True, at the famous Kaikai Kiki Gallery of Takashi Murakami which took place just last month! Keep your eyes open for more.