Thursday, March 29, 2012

Concept Art Targete

J.P. Targete began his career illustrating sci-fi and fantasy book covers, later taking up a role with games company NCsoft, Sata Monica, where he became Art Director.   Whilst there he worked on creatures and environments for Tabula Rasa and Aion.  

SEGA, Disney Pixar, Blizzard Entertainment, Marvel and Radical Comics are a few of his impressive list of clients.  Currently freelancing for film, games, comics and television commercials.

Low Resolution images here only, portfolio and full res on his Deviantart page and website.

Official Website
Targete on Deviantart

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Artist Charlie Bowater

Lasagna lover and an extraordinary Professional Concept Artist hailing from UK.  More images on her

Deviantart page
CGhub page
Tumblr page

Images shown low res only, full size from websites.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Mangaka Hiroya Oku 奥 浩哉

Hiroya Oku 奥 浩哉 creator of Zero One, Gantz, and HEN

Starting with a thumbnail his planned page format, he creates 3D models of the characters and backgrounds on his computer. Once done, he prints the characters and backgrounds, adds tone and color to the pages, and finishes with sound effects and dialogue.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Diao Chan Dynasty Warriors Cosplay by Sasa

Character: Diao Chan (Dynasty Warriors Video Game)
Cosplayer: Sasa (China)

Diao chan is one of the first female characters to appear in Dynasty Warriors. a series of tactical action video games created by Omega Force and Koei. Diao Chan is portrayed as an extremely beautiful and feminine woman who is affiliated with Dong Zhuo and is usually Lu Bu's lover.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photographer Charles O'Rear

Highway 11 1973

Las Vegas Street Scene 1973

American Charles O’Rear (born 1941) photographed for National Geographic Magazine for more than 25 years, his photograph "Bliss" of a cloud mottled green hill against a stunning blue skycape, arguably one of the most recognisable landscape images, was used as default background for Microsoft's Windows XP.
HIs work for National Geographic led him from focussing on winemaking in Napa Valley in 1978 to  photographing wine production around the world his images illustrating  several acclaimed wine books. He's photographs for stock photography company "Corbis" are some of the finest examples of landscape photography.

Portfolio on

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Underworld Film Costume Kate Beckinsale

Underworld promo

Underworld Evolution

Underworld Evolution

Underworld: Awakening

A series of vampire/werewolf action films begining with Underworld in 2003, followed by Underworld Evolution in 2006, Underworld:Rise of the Lycans 2009 and the latest Underworld: Awakening released January this year.

Kate Beckinsale, missing for Rise of the Lycans, portrays Selene, a character loosely based on the Marvel Comics character by the same name.

A Recent auction on saw  Selene's costume from Underworld: Evolution fetch a pretty $4,650 described as a

"black latex cat suit with a zip-up front and buckles around the collar, a black leather corset with custom embroidery on the front and a bullet hole on both the front right and back"!!!

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See also Underworld Awakening Movie Wallpaper on eyesurfing

Monday, March 5, 2012

What does Chibi mean?

Chibi ちび or チビ is a Japanese slang word, a combination of Bi & Chisai meaning "short person" or "small child".  In English speaking anime and manga fandom, Chibi denotes a style of drawing characters or animals with oversized heads or disproportioned (cute) bodies and also as a means of describing children or small versions of characters.

A big thank you to LoneTiger who has pointed out that the manga  *"Dragon Half"  contains the "best combination of "Chibi", "Kawai" and "Super Deformed" all separate at times or all 3 combined together"

Image above, Fabia Sheen from Bakugan.

*"Dragon Half" from mangaka  Ryuusuke Mita, is based on the adventures of a half-dragon-half-human girl whose love for a popular dragon-slayer leads her on a quest to find a potion that will make her fully human.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012