Ok, will enough with all this heavy shit and yeah. Let’s move forward and get on with ero artist spotlighting. Today’s has a bit of an ulterior motive. As most of you likely know, Comiket 70 is going on right now, and with Comiket comes eroge, doujin, and general happiness for otaku the world over. So, in honor of Comiket, I’ve decided to feature an artist who will be putting out some eroge at Comiket. More specifically, worked on the CG for the game.
The artist in question is Smile, or Shiragi… I’ll go with Smile. Smile has been doing his thing for a good while, and he’s quite good at it. While Smile tends to trend more towards bakunyuu (sorry, it happens a lot) he exhibits a wide range of character archetypes with wonderful quality. Beyond just the archetypes, however, we see Smile show off a interesting number of different coloring styles. I bring this up because it’s something that I personally haven’t seen very often. Smile’s colorings range from the more angular, hard shadows that conjure images of hentai of the middle 90s to thick outlined lolis with a more Korean flavor to them. One of the styles that I really feel Smile has perfected, however, is the eroge girl style. Now, you might say “What the hell is that?” but if you sit down with any number of hentai games, you will know what I’m talking about when you compare the characters present to the meido on the first page of his gallery section. His ability to capture the aesthetic inhereit in the styles he chooses to depict borders on uncanny and really stands to exemplify the talent that Smile has. Sadly, his gallery will likely leave you wanting more, but there’s hope. Well, hope if you can get in contact with someone going to Comiket on Day 3, or on Yahoo! Japan Auctions. He is the leading credit in Dopamine Software’s Comiket offering Acmeholic. The game is a futanari adventure… like lots of futanari works tend to be. The site advertises as being primarily for people with weird tastes, and I’d say that’s likely true. If you’re a futanari fan, then you need to check it out for sure. For more information, check out futanari.org’s post about it. They’re mirroring the full sized trailer, which is also on the Dopamine site. Try not to rape the bandwidth too much so 3pyon doesn’t come sodomize me. If it causes him too many problems, I will host it up over here, but I wanted to give a link anyway since that’s a great futa resource. Anyway, Smile’s CG work for Acmeholic is compelling for sure, and the site boasts some excellent works with a wide range. Please visit and enjoy. Sorry if this reads a bit poorly. I’m a bit sick right now. Sonic diarrhea.
Wow, sorry, was busy with some forum drama with uhhhh… Little Angels Hentai or whatever. Guy deleted my post for propogating my blog. Sat, I’m sorry for stole your 3 hits. I give them back. You can have a love. KBAI. Enough of that shit though, who cares, I have a post to do! One that I know a lot of people have been wanting to see.
Chances are, if I ever feature anyone and a decent number of you have heard of him, it’s going to be this guy. The man they call: Tony Taka. Or Taka Tony depending on if you go buy his URL for name order or whatever. Enough about that. Tony Taka is one of the most talented artists in the community right now. He consistantly turns out very high quality work and a style that is very pleasing to the eye. Even when he’s not purposely going for softer tones, as with his fairly recent Rangiku Matsumoto work, he still manages to pull together subtle colors with appropriate contrasts that make viewing easy on the eyes. Even pieces with a wide variety of color have a certain ease to take in that make his overall style really mesh and puts him forward as an artist by far. He easily stands out from the crowd, and definitely leaves a mark on any person who sees his art. Or at least he should. Now, before you bitch at me too much about his page not having enough of his stuff posted on it, I will just bother to point you to the danbooru page listing his art. Maybe a kind user will expand this collection after my posting this. I will have to root through my doujin and see what I can find for sake of posting it. And before you bitch TOO entirely much, look carefully at his spartan updates. There are gems to be had. Oh yes, gems indeed. Even sample pages from a few of his doujinshi. At any rate, check out these pictures, and check out the danbooru page, and enjoy it. I’m going to bed. Haha. Yes, I did just shrink one picture down, but I felt it would have lost something otherwise. Not sure what…
Well, this artist comes with a funny story… nekomataya’s site says to ask for permission before reusing anything, so I figured I’d do the decent thing and use my broken Japanese to ask her (assuming that with the name Naomi it’s a girl. This will be the assumption of the article. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.) if I could use her porno on my porno site to do a feature. So, I got about as far as linking the site and was in the process of trying to remember the word for feature when neko disappeared into the Blocked-the-perverted-American abyss. Ah well, she can suck it. Be nicer to strange, ero-site running Americans, jerk! Jeez! Not that you can understand this. I won’t be doing that again, anyway.
At any rate, you’ve probably seen a lot of nekomataya’s stuff around, especially with the popularity of Naruto in this country. And lucky for you, she just laid down a new layout on her site. It’s better than what was there before, believe me. And what? The latest post is some line work from Kujian. Not very good, so far as I prefer, but beggars can’t be choosers in these matters. Anyway, moving on to the good, or why I picked nekomataya in the first place, she is a very talented artist. That range here is a bit more typical and you’ll notice that there isn’t a whole lot of variation on character styles chosen. A lot of focus on the typical single girl, sometimes there is some loli. But one of the things you will see here, that contrasts mogudan from last week, is an obvious preference for the smaller chested ladies of anime. There is some occasional venturing into the larger breasted ladies, but they still clock in at a much more modest size than they are often portrayed as by other artsts. Neko has even gotten some work in the industry, doing animation work on Blood: The Last Vampire, Eureka 7, and Wolf’s Rain, among others. Definitely a professional, but I would more be likely to recommend neko to the Naruto fan, as that seems to be where her work really shines. There are some doujin samples in the “doujin” section, and all the adult business is in the “gallery” area. It’s pretty easy to navigate, so do please check it out. While the ero stuff is a bit lacking, you can always just look at the non-ero art, which tends to border on ecchi, and is usually at least suggestive, or you could buy some doujin if you live in Japan. There’s some DLSite goodness too, so Americans can likely get a hold of it. The main reason to bookmark nekomataya’s site? There is a daily picture update, which is often progress shots of a new piece of art from lines to finished color art. It’s very entertaining to watch the art evolved, especially if it’s ero. So give a look, and if you’re going to Comiket 70, stop by the booth she (or he if I am totally wrong) is in and say that blocking me was uncool. Then buy whatever doujin is on the table. Mail me a copy if it’s good. Oh, and I am proofreading Six’s new review tonight. Jealous?!
Needs moar community interaction. Just so you guys know, Six is hard are work… yeah, work… on the next reviews. They will be a treat, and you guys better stick around for them or I will stab your faces. FACES! Moving on to this week’s ero artist spotlight…
Right, well, remember on Wednesday when I said I was going to be moving away from the more standard stuff and get a little heavier into the fetishes? Well, I’m going to go ahead and start that trend right now with bakunyuu master, mogudan. Now, when you think of fetish art, it becomes sort of hard to believe that people can do it well, but mogudan’s thick and — shall we say — filled out ladies will draw you in. You might be saying to yourself, “Maybe I’m not into nipples you could finger and…” stop right there! Because a.) it’s hot and b.) I promise if you stop and look at these things, really take them in, then you will see what I mean when I say that it’s sexy and hot. No it doesn’t work on a normal woman, that’s the wrong perspective. The reason we’re all into 2D in the first place is the lack of reality, so indulge in it, let your mind find the eroticism in the picture you see. It’s there for sure. Now, you’ll notice that most everything on mogudan’s site is of Rei, but that’s ok. I’m not especially featuring him for the diversity (although it is a place which he is quite capable) I am linking him because he is one of the foremost talents in drawing extremely attractive and erotic bakunyuu art, and it’s on the deeper end of the bakunyuu spectrum. The detail put into the works allow you to really savor the picture and enjoy the experience, for lack of wanting to say erotic again. But most importantly, when you look at mogudan’s art, don’t just look at the picture and think about what you like. Look at the lines that their bodies form, the curves and how right they feel, and notice every indention and the softness it conveys and the beauty inherit in it. I’m sorry for getting all artful on you guys, but I don’t want this fetish to be lost on you, because it’s something of which everyone should experience the more complex sexuality. I don’t want to hear “does liking this make me fat” because I won’t say “Nah, man. You don’t have to like fatties.” I will say “So what if you do? Does it really hurt you to do so?” Recognizing the erotic nature of things is inherent and, as such, shouldn’t be shunned or turned away, but embraced and understood on a personal level. Look at bakunyuu and enjoy it and don’t consider the thoughts of others. You don’t have to tell them, let alone explain it to them. It’s your desire, embrace it! And embrace it with these sample shots before checking out his site. Be sure to click on any linked pictures for more art.
There was a sharp decline in hits today… I guess my blessings on lolitron finally ran out. Oh well! I expect you perverts to browse more! DAMNIT! At least now I don’t feel so bad about the hit counts at ikimashou. But enough about me! What about porn?
Well, I feel so crass calling it porn because suzuneko is really an accomplished guy. If you’re a dabbler of fine Japanese magazines and websites, you’ll likely have seen his work around. He’s done a few wallpapers for Galge, two pinups for Core magazine, an S&M Sniper for Wairea and the cover for Enterbrain’s Ragnarok manga anthology. Now, I ended with the Ragnarok bit on purpose, because it’s more likely that you’ve seen his stuff being reposted on image boards whenever some get s in the mood to post some sexy Rangarok ladies, and let me tell you he does it well. I keep saying he, but I guess I’m assuming that. I mean, suzuneko could be anything… but those are details! Moving on, the art style really reminds me of the sort of work you see in eroge, at times, and then at other times you can see a bit of the Korean artwork influence come out in his works. He seems to stay pretty busy, in fact, just today he posted up a new piece of line art to drool over. Again, I always love seeing the absolute quality of the Japanese crowd, and suzuneko is a shining star among them, for sure, and his eye for color is something that feels so natural you have to think before you notice it. And PLEASE, PLEASE if you love me or the site at all, notice suzunekos amazing ability to capture a quality facial expression. I beg of you. suzuneko is someone that you should all check out, but especially people who like to see their spectacular art of anime characters that they’re fond of. At a glane you’ll see Rio from Super Black Jack, Suigintou, KunKun (mmmmm), Karen Ortensia, and I’d go on but that’s just the first page of his archive. Go and look, and as I tend to do, here are some shots from his site to let you know what you’ll be looking at. The areas he hits are loli, elf girls, priests, usamimi, the list goes on and on. Let me just say, if you ever thought you didn’t have the hots for chicks with grey skin and long ears, I implore you to take a look below. There’s a bit more of that goodness on his site.
P.S. I purposely crop these images to give you guys impetus to visit the artist. I want you to become fans, not sit around and look at this site waiting for me to start stealing galleries. These guys work hard and they deserve hits, damnit! GO!