Monday, December 26, 2011

Comic Art Michael Turner

Michael Turner Tomb Raider

Michael Layne Turner 1971–2008

An American comic book artist known for his work on Witchblade, Fathom, Superman/Batman, Soulfire, and various covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

Full Biography on Michael Turner shrine
Covers from America's Best Covers

Sunday, December 25, 2011

ファイナルファンタジーxiii-2 デスクトップの壁紙, Final Fantasy xiii-2 Wallpaper

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Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Released Japan, Dec 15th 2011.
US Jan 31st
Aus Feb 2nd
Eu Feb 3rd

Set three years after the events of the first game, featuring a re-designed combat system and two new playable characters: Serah Farron, Lightning's younger sister, and Noel Kreiss, a mysterious young time traveler from 700 years in the future.

Lightning is a playable character in the game and Snow Villiers and Hope Estheim return but with drastically new appearances. Other new characters include Caius Ballad, the bad guy, his companion Paddra Nsu-Yeul, a mysterious Pulsian seeress and Alyssa Zaidelle, a young girl with short blonde hair who works as part of the Academy organization as Hope's assistant.

Avatars and more wallpaper on official website.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cosplay with attitude Nana Osaki

Character Nana Osaki
Cosplayer: Hinata
Character from hit Anime series, Manga and Movie, Nana. Two young women, both with the name Nana, one with a punk backround (Nana Osaki) and the other (Nana Komatsu) with a naive upper middle class mindset, find each other in Tokyo as they pursue love and careers.

Hinata used to have her own forum on the Nana site, but sadly I can no longer find a link.

Nana Website

Friday, December 23, 2011

Yoshitaka Amano 天野 喜孝 Fantasy Art

Born Shizouoka, Japan 1952, Yoshitaka Amano 天野 喜孝 began his career as an animator,  best known for his illustrations for the anime, "Vampire Hunter D", his artwork on the novella "Sandman:The Dream Hunters", and for his character designs, image illustrations and title logo designs for the Final Fantasy video game series.

List of Work on wikipedia
Candid Bio
Official Blog (Japanese)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lord of Vermilion Game Art

Lord of Vermilion ロード・オブ・ヴァーミリオン Rōdo obu Vāmirion released 2008 is an arcade-based fantasy collectible card strategy game developed by Think Garage and distributed by Square Enix, in which players control combat cards on an arcade play surface.

Cards? I hear you say, well since it's release Lord of Vermilion has contributed over 4 billion¥ in earnings for Square Enix, not bad for a card game.

Lord of Vermilion II, was released in Japan on October 27, 2009, followed by Lord of Vermilion Re:2 on July 26, 2011, continuing its card numbering where LOV II left off.

The sequels prominently featured collaborations with a number of other franchises and game series, including Final Fantasy, Romancing Saga, Magic: The Gathering, King of Fighters, and BlazBlue.

Notable is the commissioning of prominent Japanese and Western artists to produce artwork for the game.  A full list of illustrators and sample artwork is available on the official websites.

Lord of Vermilion Official Website (Japanese)
Lord of Vermilion Re:2 Website (Japanese)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Iroha SNK Wallpaper




Game Character, Introduced in Samurai Shodown VI (2005 arcade, Ps2), a video game series produced by SNK (Shin Nihon Kikaku) a Japanese Software company.

Born in Ōshū Urushiyama, Japan, Iroha is protrayed as a  crane who transforms herself into a Japanese maid.  An obedient and cheerful maiden. She deeply cares for her master, trying her hardest to stay in her human form. Several of her moves hint to her original form as a crane such as her projectile (a razor sharp white feather) and her normal fighting stance. Her weapons of choice are two butterfly swords (Hōrin Ōsai) but relies on her speed for close ranged combat.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chauvet Cave, Wonders of the World

The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave located in the Ardèche department of southern France contains the world's earliest known cave paintings.  Hundreds of animal paintings depicting at least 13 different species date back some 30,000 years. 

Found accidentally by three local cavers - Christian Hillaire, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Jean-Marie Chauvet after whom the cave was named.  It has more recently been the subject of Werner Herzog's new film 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D'.

Chauvet Caves Official Website

Monday, December 19, 2011

SWTOR Wallpaper





Release Date: 20th Dec 2011
Platform: Microsoft Windows

Star Wars: The Old Republic is an mmorpg based in the Star Wars Universe, set 3,500 years before the events of the Star Wars Films. Following a free month of play included with the initial purchase, The Old Republic requires a monthly subscription to play.

BioWare, LucasArts and Dark Horse Comics have worked together to produce a set of webcomics entitled "Threat of Peace" and "Blood of the Empire". The webcomics help set the background to the game's opening.

Vist the official website for more wallpaper, tons of concept art and the aforementioned webcomics

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chun Li Resin Figure from Yamato

Pre-painted Resin statue standing 26cm tall, Chun Li decked out in her blue qipao, from Capcom's Street Fighter franchise.  The Chinese born Interpol agent was first introduced in Street Fighter II (1991), notable for being the first playable female character in a fighting game, acquiring the nickname "First Lady of Fighting Games".

Chun Li Wiki

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rurouni Kenshin Movie Wallpaper

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Release Date: August 25, 2012
Rurouni Kenshin the Film follows on from the highly popular franchise based on the original manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

The film will Star Takeru Sato as Himura Kenshin​ and is directed by Keishi Otomo.

Official Website Warnerbrothers Japan