Long overdue coverage on the incredible redjuice (also known as しる, which he says is equivalent to the Mike of Michael, because juice in Japanese is “shiru”.), remembered because of icie’s lovely coverage of the Summer 09 issue of Gelatin, in which redjuice participated in.
Anyways, redjuice is touted as one of the new generation of artists who have made their name from contribution to popular internet sites like Pixiv and Nicovideo, and he reached widespread recognition due to his work with supercell and livetune, providing artwork for both popular Vocaloid composers. (Notable songs include World is Mine and Last Night, Good Night, respectively.)
However, what sets redjuice apart from other illustrators (other than his artwork style), is that he is not ONLY an illustrator, but is also capable of really high quality web design (he designed his own website as well as supercell’s 1st album home page) and really knows how to interact with the English community as well, creating a page on Deviantart and filling out his profile in English.
As for his drawing style, it’s extremely distinctive (unless he is trying out a completely different style), and some notable features include thin lines, narrow eyes, and relatively “cool” colours. Most of his original stuff also has a techy kind of theme where he enhances the feeling even more with metallic backgrounds and renders created in AfterEffects and lots of mechanical components.
Lastly, by visiting a few of his streams, I have concluded that he has really varied/good taste in music, and he also has pretty nice voice…A++++!
Ustream channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shirumamire
Old website: http://redjuicegraphics.com/2007archives/