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Lenso Girl Himemi Sakamoto Illustrations

June 22nd, 2011, 8:21PM by nat | 1 comment

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If you've been keeping tabs on Pixiv artists, it'd be hard to miss out on the work of Sakamoto Himemi---recently featured in Quarterly Pixiv Vol. 03---whose simply lined girls sit on elaborately detailed backdrops that are placed more in fantasy than reality.

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Lenso Girl Himemi Sakamoto Illustrations was released at Comiket 78 and is a small, A5-sized collection and 16-pages when counting the covers and fold-outs. Every page is used for illustrations, including the inside covers. The front cover folds out into two illustrations, and the opposite side has a poster-like spread illustration. Each illustration in the book gets a page, and the printed pages are very high quality with an ink-like finish.

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Sakamoto Himemi's style of girl strongly reminds me of Yusuke Nakamura, who is probably best know for his CD illustrations for Asian Kung-Fu Generation. The girls (for both artists) tend to have traditional Japanese style, with an emphasis on black hair and white skin and little in the way of facial features. But while Yusuke Nakamura's background coloring style is flat, Sakamoto Himemi expands on the style, transporting these flatly colored girls onto lush, painted surroundings.

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Sakamoto Himemi's art works make for a nice change of pace from the usual moe look, without going into too much abstraction. Her doujinshi was being re-sold by Keibunsha Bambio after Comiket 78, but if you're still interested in this point you'll probably have resort to auctions ^^;


  • Title: Lenso Girl Himemi Sakamoto Illustrations
  • タイトル: Lenso Girl Himemi Sakamoto Illustrations
  • Pages: 16 (including covers)
  • Release date: 08/15/2010
  • Buy: eBay, Keibunsha
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Anonymous

3 years, 2 months ago

 

Beautiful art, you made a good choice IMO.