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Making Monsters


Justin Gerard

In our last post I shared some drawings I've been doing recently for a personal project on monsters. Today I'd like to share with you some of the color work from the series! The series is called Monster-of-the-Month, and each month I have a little sketch and a title that I work on.  As I mentioned in the last post, I have about 2000 of these little sketch ideas (most of which were envisioned while…

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Artist Inspiration:  Yoshiyuki Takani


Ron Lemen

July 13, 2019 - Yukishiro Takani is a brilliant painter from Japan, best known for his mech paintings for the Macross franchise.  He has also produced art for Gundam, Nausicaa, Star Wars, Metal Gear, and many other franchises involving large scale mech and robots.  He also did some of the best box model painting ever produced for Fujimi’s military models, more specifically his tank paintings.   His work is defined with large broad strokes chiseled down to small calligraphic strokes that imply the details.  He does not render his illustrations to death, keeping a loose atmospheric feeling to the works.  His athletic approach works very well with motion, movement, dense smoke, fog, mud, and the way he treated his hard surface painting, hacking away with a very dry brush approach. The paintings are very large, big enough to get…

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