Thursday, August 30, 2012

Digital Artist Derek Herring

Digital Art Derek Herring

Derek Herring Digital Artists

Digital Artists Derek Herring

Derek Herring Artwork

Derek Herring, aka Graysun-D, is a US based professional digital artist, currently lead artist at Dire Wolf Digital. Has provided artwork for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and Legends of Norrath online collectible card Game. 

Low res images here only, full size images and wallpaper on...
 his DeviantArt site.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Best Photographs August 2012

Best Photos August 2012 Iriskis

Best Photos August 2012 Dmitry Trishin

Early Dawn Photography by Sandor Bernath

Photography by Kah Kit Yoong

Another delve into the best photography websites to bring you the best of the month, imho.  Low resolution images here only, please visit the photographer's links beneath the images for bigger and better.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Burst Angel Maria Cosplay by tajfu

Burst Angel Cosplay Maria

Burst Angel Cosplay by tajfu

Cosplay Maria from Burst Angel

Maria from Burst Angel Cosplay by tajfu

Burst Angel Maria Art

Cosplayer: tajfu
On DeviantArt
on formspring
on livejournal (Russian)

Photographer: Unknown :(

*Character: Maria from Burst Angel (Anime)

A search for Burst Angel wallpaper led to this hidden gem, from "tajfu" a dedicated Russian cosplayer.  A wealth of excellent cosplay on her deviantArt gallery.

*Maria is a Character from the 2004 Anime, Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi).  Maria is a principal baddy in the series, a bio weapon with violent tendencies, her efficiency with bladed weapons is legendary.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Movie Costume Kate Beckinsale Van Helsing

Kate Beckinsale Movie Costume Van Helsing

Anna Valerious Movie Costume Van Helsing Beckinsale

Anna Valerious Van Helsing Movie Costume

Movie Costumes Kate Beckinsale Van Helsing 2004

Van Helsing Movie Costume Kate Beckinsale

Gabriella Pescucci and Carlo Poggioli were at the helm for the costume design on the 2004 movie "Van Helsing" by Universal Pictures.  In the movie directed by Stephen Sommers, Kate Beckinsale takes on the role of "Anna Valerious" displaying a signature costume which includes a velvet jacket, detailed leather bustie, full length suede gators and high heeled boots.

A 2007 auction listing estimating the costume value at the time between 5 and 7 thousand dollars is far less glamourous

"....thermal under leggings, pair of suede full-length gators covering black suede Nike ACG sneakers (worn in favor of her high heeled boots in the running/action sequences), pair of brown kid gloves and, finally, a pink rubber water bottle Beckinsale used for keeping warm on the cold location shoots in Prague, Czech Republic."

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Wallpaper

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Wallpaper hd
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Anime Wallpaper
Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Wallpaper 1366x768 hd
Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Wallpaper
Anime adaptation of a Japanese visual novel titled Muv-Luv, began airing on July 2, 2012.  For 30 years the Earth has been ravaged by an invasion of Aliens known as BETA.  Faced with the difficulties in developing the next generation of mecha or Tactical Surface Fighters, the UN proposes an international mutual development project between Japan and the United States.

As civilzation balances on the brink of annihilation, Yui Takamura, a TSF pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a TSF pilot of the US Army, travels to the same destination.  Neither know that their encounter will radically alter their destinies and the fate of the World.

Official Website (Japanese)

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Monday, August 20, 2012

What is a Seiyuu?

Megumi Hayashibara Video Game Seiyuu for Rei Ayanami, Ranma Saotome

Seiyū 声優, also Seiyuu

A Japanese voice actor or actress.  As well as voicing characters in anime, seiyū do the voicing for video games, radio shows, drama CDs, etc.  Unlike the West, in Japan voice actors are celebrated, many have large and dedicated fan followings.

Example Megumi Hayashibara
Seiyuu Database

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fantasy Artist Archive S

Cleaning up my ever growing category lists and realsing I have absolutely no website coding skills.  Hence.. another list :(

Sana Takeda
Shu Mizoguchi
Soa Lee
Steve Argyle
Susan Seddon Boulet

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance メタルギア ライジング リベンジェンス Wallpaper 壁紙





Set for release February 2013 on Xbox 360 and Ps3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is the next instalment in the Metal Gear Franchise.  Set several years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the story will focus on the former agent Raiden and will be a strictly action title, concentrating on sword fighting and a sophisticated blade wielding system.  First 3 fan made wallpaper from "elderly"

Official Website

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Fashion Photography Irving Penn

Portrait Photography Irving Penn

Fashion Photography Irving Penn

Irving Penn Fashion Photography

Photography by Irving Penn

Irving Penn (1917 – 2009) an American photographer best known for his fashion, portrait, and still life photography.  In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, Penn worked on a series of professional and artistic projects, the legacy of which has arguably made him one of the most influential photographers of the century.

"I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel." -Irving Penn 2001

Irving Penn Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dave Johnson Comic Cover Art

100 Bullets Comic Cover Art Dave Johnson
Cover 100 Bullets

Comic Art Dave Johnson

Comic Art Dave Johnson
Calgary Expo

Green Lantern Comic Cover Art Dave Johnson
Green Lantern cover

American Dave "The Reverend" Johnson, best known for his cover art for Marvel and DC comics and in particular his celebrated work on 100 Bullets, PunisherMAX and Detective Comics.

Low resolution image here only, please visit his portfolio on deviantart for full resolution images and much, much more.

On DeviantArt as "Devilpig"

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