Some things you’ll never see…, and because of this imagination is a powerful tool. Using a combination of his own photography and some stock images, Nathan Spotts has crafted these incredible fantasy landscapes. Nathan is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and his works have been shown and published by multiple art and design magazines, books, and galleries. He gets his inspiration from everything around him and treats photography as his best friend.
“I’ve always been captivated by the beauty of our world, and often dream of the things that lay just beyond what we can see. I wanted to create images of scenes that are not-quite real, but that almost could be.” – Nathan Spotts
If you are into fantasy, you gotta focus now as we’ll be presenting someone who is specializing in fantasy worlds illustrations. With one word, these illustrations made using Photoshop are just brilliant. Ming Fan from Shanghai, China is a really talented guy. Below, you may see 17 illustrations we found from this author …
Illustration for the ” Teatro alla Scala ” program/guide : ” I percussionisti della Scala ” ( concerts for the children ) ( Milan / Italy ). Enjoy :)
Milano. A city that is a symbol of the italian lifestyle. The heart of fashion, design and industry. People that never stop, always thinking and working on a new deal. The sentence is a part of the popular song called “O mia bela madunina”.
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Shunya Yamashita (山下しゅんや) is a professional character designer and illustrator born on November 15, 1970 in the Saitama prefecture in Japan. He is well-known for his video game character designs and pin-up style artworks of females, mostly heroines from comics.
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Shunya Yamashita worked for Square Enix in the year 2000. He designed characters, weapons and NPCs (Non Player Characters) for Square Enix CO.’s Final Fantasy X and Enix Corporation’s MMO, Depth Fantasia in 2001–Sadly, Depth Fantasia was put to halt by November 13, 2005. While working on Square Enix, Shunya was responsible for the non-player and second player character designs and some character illustrations for Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria naming Einferia.
In 2004, Shunya Yamashita made Card Illustrations for Dex Entertainment’s Alteil. In 2005, he became an events illustrator for Nippon Ichi Software’s Makai Kingdom which was released in Japan as Phantom Kingdom and he also made character illustrations for Nihon Falcom Corporation’s Xanadu: Next.
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Shunya Yamashita published by Kotobukiya CO.,LTD. in June 10, 2008, One Voice Shunya Yamashita Anthology III published in July 2010, One Voice: Shunya Yamashita Illustrations III also published by Kotobukiya CO.,LTD. in September 15, 2010 and other art books by game companies he participated in like Depth Fantasia, Makai Kingdom, Xanadu: Next, adult game Gakuen Tengoku. Shunya Yamashita also made some charater illustrations for the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited.
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And he does not stop there. As he is known to draw voluptuous heroines, he can also draw muscular and armored protagonists, as well as vicious and dark villains and mechas/mechs. His works are not only given life in the world of traditional art but can also be seen materialized as Fraulein Revoltechs.
“Fraulein Revoltech Collections” and Pocco was the only figure there that caught my eye. “Fraulein” means a “girl” or “daughter” in German and a “Revoltech” is a figure which means dolls with movable joints that you can twist, bend, or move the limbs to a position that you want the dolls to exhibit.
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Shunya Yamashita also made renditions of some characters from other animés. Aside from Shunya Yamashita’s Fraulein Revoltechs, he also collaborated with Kotobukiya that produced porcelain and plastic Bishoujo Figures that are highly acclaimed by graphic novel fans and figure collectors around the world. The characters that he drew and published on art books are based from the illustrations that he created for Kotobukiya. If you are a Japanese enthusiast, you might have heard of bishōjo/bishoujo (美少女) which is a Japanese term literally meaning a “beautiful young girl”. A term which can be seen depicted in Shunya Yamashita’s works.
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