With a serious affinity for machines and architecture, the artist LDT exhibits a variety of realism, surrealism, and anime art. A common subject in much of LDT’s work is a series of anthropomorphized Taiwanese trains — which make for some interesting characters with strong human personalities despite their heavily mechanical appearance. When not focused on these characters, LDT’s images take on anime characters, themes, and styles, with some notable influence from his typical subject matter. LDT’s work has fascinated and impressed me for some time, but their most recent image (the first image here, of Megaman) has really blown me away with something unexpected and new; I can’t wait to see what comes next.
I thought I had asgr (or あさぎり) figured out — dark, machine-horror, with lots of black, orange, and red. They have proven me wrong.
Asgr is defining a new aesthetic not only for their own art but for the entire genre. I don’t know exactly what to call it, but it is still on the darker-side… just without as much darkness anymore. Futuristic machinery is still a pretty important part of each piece, but it isn’t exactly serving the same role anymore. Their new color scheme that involves a lot more white/off-white, as well as bits of blue, is working extremely well with the style, and is also giving some nice contrast to their past work which used a lot more black. And their intricate details and rich textures are as beautiful as ever.
UPDATE: Thanks to some of you, asgr’s new Pixiv has been located, as well as their Tumblr. (also, I switched one of the images for a newer one)