【Illustrator】 CHAN×CO


CHAN×CO (pronounced chan-ko) is an amateur male illustrator. However, he has become very well-known in the Vocaloid world for his very cute and distinctive chibi illustrations. Some random facts about him is that he likes AMANO Tsukiko’s songs, lives in Chiba prefecture, and uses a Wacom Intuos 3 in a Windows XP environment. Also, despite producing such cute stuff, he is indeed male. He is part of ZANEEDS a Vocaloid music group led by composer ZANIO, as their illustrator.

His chibi style speaks for itself as it is actually instantly recognizable, but his regular, serious attempt drawings are also easily distinguishable. They are characterized by very clean lines, relatively vibrant colours, and kind of an anime-style solid shading and lighting, but with a little less contrast between shades to make it seem smoother. He rarely draws backgrounds for his pictures, and usually paints on a single colour canvas. To put it shortly, everything abut his style screams clean and sleek. However, he sometimes wanders out of his normal style and puts out some very quality work, such as this popular picture.

Website: http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/~insidebox/
Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=35693
Piapro: http://piapro.jp/chan
Twitter: http://twitter.com/chan_co

Things I Am Excited About 【August Ep1】

I know I just posted one of these but you know what, news are just waiting to be reported.  Shorter than usual since these are smallerish updates.





Illustration by 三輪士郎
  • 君の知らない物語 (Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari), the Bakemonogatari ED, has its full version leaked. On nicovideo it has received an overwhelming response, giving it the daily #4 ranking of all videos. I guess ryo and nagi are awesome like that.
  • 恋は戦争 (Koi wa Sensou), the popular song by ryo, is being remixed by notable composers like bakerm kz, and ゆうゆ (yuuyu), and being compiled into a CD as an omake for 三輪士郎 (Miwa Shirow)’s Comiket76 Vocaloid Visual Works release.
  • よっぺい (yoppei)’s new song is 七色のニコニコ動画 (Nanairo no Niconico Douga). It is #2 on the daily rankings, but I think Cagayake!GIRLS and Meltdown were better.
  • shu-tP‘s new song is a very good rock song featuring MEIKO as usual. (Nicovideo link)
  • REDALiCE‘s Comiket76 album will be a Touhou Project Arrange album. It has a song guest composed by kz and the album illustration was done by 晩杯あきら (Banpai Akira).