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Sunday, September 14th, 2008
10:10 pm - Plus-sized burlesque

A series of playful and elegant plus-sized burlesque stars by Steffi Schuetze --scantily clad, naturally, so not exactly safe for work. They're done in a stylized, pop-art way. Very cute.

I think I got the link from hillarygayle. I'm plus-sized myself but rarely like pin-up-style art of plump women, so I was pleased to see these.

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Monday, July 14th, 2008
10:12 pm - A post from out of nowhere: Danni Luo


Cool style. I really, really like it! Kind of punk nouveau or something.

NSFW--some toplessness, pinups.

(Anyone still here?)

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Thursday, April 10th, 2008
4:12 pm

if anyone here is interested, I have some beautiful Yoshitaka Amano books for sale here: http://emi-e.livejournal.com/3781.html

I am selling Hiten for $27, Kiten for $30 and Amano First for $20 (i will also throw in Sandman: The Dream Hunters to the first person who buys one!)---I also have Studio Ghibli books :)

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Friday, October 6th, 2006
11:28 am - For Floridians...

From animenews:
The Amano's World Gallery will feature an interactive exhibit of Yoshitaka Amano art in Sarasota, Florida from October 13 - 29. Yoshitaka Amano will visit the opening of the exhibit on October 13 from 5 - 8 pm. More information can be found at www.BacklotArts.com. ... Amano will also attend Metrocon: Amano's World in Tampa October 14 - 15.

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Sunday, October 1st, 2006
5:36 pm - Sumeragi Natsuki

I was just looking through and old issue of S Magazine and thought to look up one artist, SUMERAGI Natsuki. I found one page with good scans from a Chinese-themed collection done in the gongbi (meticulous brush) style, which is a favorite of mine:


Mostly worksafe except for one partial nude.

Sumeragi is a Japanese artist who does a variety of themes; I couldn't find any large examples of her European fairytale images online, though if you use Google Images you'll see some thumbnails.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006
8:35 pm - Sylvia Ji


I like the darker-haired paintings later on; very nice. A little creepy and not entirely safe for work.

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Friday, September 8th, 2006
7:08 pm

If you like pre-Raphaelite art and such, you may want to check out the new blog by the Endicott Studio. The website is Endicott Redux, and the LJ feed is endicottstudio.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2006
11:32 pm - Amano


Originally uploaded by deathofkarna.

I just got Yoshitaka Amano's Tale of Genji today. Again, amazing work by Amano, blending Art Nouveau with Heian colour palette.

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
10:46 am

From UnderCover: Artists' Sketchbooks, an exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums: Edward Burne-Jones' sketches, Frederic Leighton's

Not as reassuringly unpolished as Mucha's roughs that I saw at a traveling expedition, but still very interesting to look at.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2006
7:34 pm - Sugawa Makiko

Two warnings: 1) Website relies on Flash or something and has sound. 2) Adult content, and not just nudity.

Some really lovely, stylized but detailed line art by Sugawa Makiko can be viewed at her website:

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
11:51 pm

Most of the galleries linked to here:
qualify for elegans. :) Mostly navigable even without knowing Japanese.

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Thursday, June 1st, 2006
9:36 pm

Just wanted to bring your attention to the artmagickfeed, which posts updates to artmagick.com, an extensive Pre-Raphaelite and Surrealist-themed art site.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
11:24 pm - Hey there

I just haven't had much time for art-surfing lately (grad school will do that to you). I'm really sorry! I welcome other people to post, though.

Anyway, in kimonoworld there was a link to Hayashi Seiichi's artwork:

It's lovely! Click on "works" and then visit each section. Click on thumbnails for larger images.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
12:51 am - Hongnian Zhang

Zhang is a Chinese-born American artist who works in oils. I see hints of Pre-Raphaelitism, Neo-Classicism, and Impressionism. Since my image storage is down and I haven't tried out LJ's yet, visit the Fletcher Gallery's page for him. Warning: There are a number of artistic nudes among the thumbnails.

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Sunday, August 7th, 2005
12:33 pm - help with identification


I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the artist whose work was used to make the banner below. I am at a complete loss and would love any clues you may have.

mostly naked men - not safe for work - yet still sort of tastefulCollapse )
Thank you for your time.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
4:14 pm

Sorry I've been neglecting the community lately. Remember, you are all welcome to post, per community rules.

A couple other comms of interest:
foto_decadent (decadent model photos)
artrotica (new adult art group with challenges, etc.)

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005
10:13 pm - I don't even know its title, but...

there's a stunning group of scans from a Russian (I guess) children's book on kidpix at the moment...


"Wow", as someone there said.

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Saturday, April 9th, 2005
6:32 pm

I would like to suggest two wonderful pieces of art. I tried to find something that spoke about non-visual or not realistically upload-able art but couldn't find anything, so I hope that this will be accepted. So, without further ado:
These two pieces are actually connected. The 1928 "Passion of Joan of Arc" and Richard Einhorn's masterpiece of classical minimalism -- "Voices of Light". I am not a terribly religious person, but the cinematic genius of this movie is just as glorious to watch. There is a haunting amount of symbolism, both intentional and unintentional that gives this movie an interestingly real quality. The music only adds to this. In any lesser movie, "Voices of Light" might have overpowered, but the feverish pieces find their mark here. Some of the songs have a lofty and intricate type of minimalism to them, something fans of the original "Akira" soundtrack would probably enjoy.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
10:14 pm

zardra posted a very cool painting journal--just progress on one piece, which is a rather elegant portrait of Morpheus (as in Sandman, not The Matrix). Go take a look...The painting's not done yet.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
12:33 pm

Thomas Canty is described as a New Romantic artist. If you read fantasy or urban fantasy novels at all, you've seen his artwork. He has a very distinctive style using watercolors and ink, which is pretty unusual these days. He also tends to use a similar palette over and over, featuring warm creamy tones. Another tradmark is an emphasis on crinkled folds of cloth. Most of the characters tend to have similar, very pre-Raphaelite faces (high cheekbones, very full mouths, Roman noses, deep-set eyes).

Biography of Thomas Canty at Endicott Studios. If he has his own website, I can't find it. Most of these images are a few years old.

Warning: These images are REALLY LARGE. If you prefer, you can go to the Photobucket directory for Elegans, which has thumbnails.

Seven large Canty imagesCollapse )

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