Artist Highlight: ban akira – The Dark Side of the Scarlet Family

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On one of my other artist highlights, ETERNAL commented that he was surprised to see Remillia Scarlet actually acting like a vampire instead of looking all moe. I found this a little funny, since the dark side is how I know the Scarlet family. I first got interested in Touhou when I kept running into Remillia pictures when I was searching the tag ‘blood’ (don’t ask), and seeing this captivating, dark beauty. Remillia has always been my favorite Touhou girl because of her tendency to be in dark images (which I love). So I decided I’d do my next artist highlight on someone who delights in depicting the Scarlet family in a darker way (as well as others like Hatsune Miku – yes, there is a trend in my artist highlights!) ban akira is an amazing artist, which makes me pissed that I couldn’t find a pixiv account or anything like it. You’ll have to settle for gelbooru.

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Artist Highlight: shun – Beautifully Bizarre

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Shun is one of my favorite artists and the crown jewel of the random stuff I find in my many hours searching image sites. I’ve used several of his images as desktop backgrounds (including the one above) and hugely enjoy his style. It was a lot easier to find his pixiv account than it has been, however, he has his own personal gallery which has a bit more content as well as links to his blog (useless for most of you I’m sure) and other many great artist sites (which I may browse later.) Once again, for those of you who aren’t about to go looking at Japanese sites, here is another link.

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Artist Highlight: Hironox – Dark, Moody Red and Blue (kira~*)

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This is a great victory! I finally found a damn pixiv account! However, better still, one of the links on that account led me to something even more awesome – a Drawr account. I had never heard of this until now but it took me all of 10 seconds to figure out this is an artist version of Twitter! It’s got an RSS feed too, which is extremely awesome as I won’t have to remember to go check their profile every so long. Hironox seems to use it to post speed paints, as they are mostly quite rough, and his more complete works are posted on pixiv. For those of you not up for navigating a Japanese site, here’s a booru link. Anyway, here are some of my favorite Hironox works.

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Artist Highlight: Sena – Bishie Boys and Zetsubou Sensei (Kira~*)

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Today’s artist highlight is Sena. According to booru, it is a pixiv name, but since it’s pretty much impossible to find an artist on pixiv, I couldn’t get to her profile (if someone knows a good tactic for this, please contact me. I can read hiragana and katakana.) So I’ll just be posting some of my favorites and you can click here for more. Sena uses a lot of rich colors and photoshop backgrounds for style and coolness. I think her best work is with darker colors. She does a lot of bishounen, but also a decent amount of girls decked out in stylish clothing (I am a bit of a fashion otaku~). She also seems to enjoy vertical images.

(by the way, if you didn’t know already, click to enlarge images. Recommended since most of these were huge.)

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Artist Highlight: kb – Bright Colors, Surrealism, and Hatsune Miku

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So I want to do artist highlights. However, sometimes the random artists I find have no way of connecting back to information. I found 8 pictures on several booru by the artist ‘kb’ but due to it not being a pixiv account name and being the abbreviation for ‘kilobyte’, info was impossible to find. So I’ll just dump those images here.

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