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May 16, 2013 7:54 AM   Subscribe

The Science Fiction and Fantasy art of Yuko Shimizu
posted by Artw (10 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Her covers for The Unwritten are absolutely incredible.
posted by mean cheez at 8:25 AM on May 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Huh. Wish I could do that.
posted by Richard Daly at 9:06 AM on May 16, 2013


More art from Yuko's on website, and she has a blog where she shares some of her thoughts and inspirations. The most recent post is 15 influences, that stick with you, FOREVER.

Here's an interview with Yuko, in which she says she's been drawing forever, but only seriously got into art after she was 30.

Here's another interview from a few years back, which mentions Panda Bear Girl – The First Asian Super heroine as a good first image to get an idea of Yuko's styles and ideas. This second interview provides a lot more background on Yuko, which is pretty keen.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:40 AM on May 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yeah, her Unwritten covers are frequently better than the writing!
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:43 AM on May 16, 2013


Loooooooove Yuko Shimizu, I used some of her art for one of my mefi mix covers.
posted by supercrayon at 2:24 PM on May 16, 2013


So these are drawn?! That's pretty amazing. I expected that some of these were woodblock prints given the ukiyo-e style Yuko employs.
posted by PipRuss at 3:28 PM on May 16, 2013


This is great stuff. Some of the Unwritten covers remind me of M Kaluta, which is the exact opposite of a bad thing.
posted by selfnoise at 5:19 PM on May 16, 2013


Cool!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:27 PM on May 16, 2013


I was just reading The Future is Japanese a few weeks ago and admiring the cover.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:34 PM on May 16, 2013


This is great stuff. Some of the Unwritten covers remind me of M Kaluta, which is the exact opposite of a bad thing.


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posted by Artw at 11:04 PM on May 16, 2013


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