Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fantasy Art Soa Lee

No definitive fantasy art list would be complete without the inclusion of the astounding, magical artwork of Korean 3D artist Soa Lee.

Soa Lee has been working in the CG industry for 9 years, her appearance in the original EXOTIQUE magazine arguably catapulted her to World wide acclaim.  She currently works as a 3D CGI artist/art director for several game production companies.

Sample work shown here are low res images, full resolution images and more extraordinary artwork on her website

and her blog

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Masane Amaha 天羽 雅音 Witchblade PVC 1/7th scale Figure

Masane Amaha (天羽 雅音 Amaha Masane is the principal character of a 24 episode Japanese Anime series, which itself is based on the American comic book by the same name.

Masane Amaha is a jobless single mother who loves her only daughter very much. She is also the bearer of the Witchblade. An ancient magical artifact of unimaginable power.

Due to the original version of the witchblade costume showing far too much skin, the Anime series recolored most of the dubious areas into black for broadcast in Japan. These blackened portions were returned to the original coloring for the DVD release of the series.

Sculpted by Heihati Honda for manufacturers Organic, Masane stands  8" tall,  version based on the DVD version. Also known as the funky eyed version, due to her cross eyed expression. Her pose is not for the faint hearted, window box includes an accessory blade and custom display base.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cosplay Momohime 百姫 The Demon Blade 朧村正

Cosplayer: Witchiko (Brazil)
Photographer: andyamasaki (Brazil)
Character: Momohime 百姫, Miyuki Sawashirom Princess Momohime

Character from the action role playing Wii game Muramasa: The Demon Blade aka Oboromuramasa 朧村正.  A young and introverted princess of Narukami Han, Mino Province. Ends up being possessed by the spirit of Jinkuro, forced to flee her castle and head westward to Kyo from Edo.

Low Res images only, see full resolution shots by following links above.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Poison" PVC Figure Black, Capcom Girls

Masauzi Yoshizawa, REFLECT sculptor, originally created Poison as a garage kit which was followed by a finished PVC figure version (images on Rendered Beauty). For the third incarnation, Poison now sports blonde hair and wears black micro shorts.

The figure is set at 1/6 scale and measures 28cm (11.02") tall from her spiky heels to the top of her removable cap. A pair of handcuffs is included in the product packaging to serve as a nifty accessory. Poison's eyes are light-green and accentuated by pink eye shadow.
Poison is a character from the Final Fight video game. Originally the character was planned as a female. Capcom of Japan received a phone call from a Capcom USA rep opposing violence against women, so the developers changed Poison and another game charact called Roxy into newhalfs (or futanari in Japanese).

When Capcom USA translated the game, they were unaware of this, and replaced the characters with male versions. Because of this, there is still debate among fans about their true gender (despite the fact that Capcom has officially declared in manuals and sourcebooks that she is in fact a newhalf).
Yamato "Black" version on Amazon:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fashion Photography Heidi Slimane

Dancing with Shadows, Editorial for Vogue Japan

Model: Karlie Kloss
Photographer: Heidi Slimane

Low res images only, full size from links above.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

War Horse Movie Poster

A 2011 war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on both War Horse, a children's novel set before and during World War I, by British author Michael Morpurgo, first published in the United Kingdom in 1982, and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name. Staring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis

Young Albert enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.

Fourteen different horses were used to play the horse character Joey, eight of them portraying him as an adult animal, four as a colt and two as foals.

War Horse Official Website

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ignis Twitter Icon

Icons 250x250 Right mouse click, save to desktop, et voila! upload to Twitter

Igunis aka Ignis (guardian of mankind) is a character from the Nitro+ eroge game Jingai Makyo: Chaos Gate. Igunis is a Japanese elf a Demon Hunter with fiery red hair intent on ridding the world of tentacled monsters.  Despite her tough exterior, Igunis is a friendly lady if a little over zealous in her work.

Igunis Wallpaper (on Rendered Beauty)
Nitro+ (japanese)

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