【Illustrator】Kurot

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Kurot is an amateur artist from Canada who has forayed into the doujin scene, and has participated in a few Japanese conventions and doujinshi anthologies. She is very well-known in the international scene and also quite popular at Pixiv. She started drawing in 1995, does most of her art in Photoshop, and her sister is kl. Her birthday is May 4th.

Kurot’s style has changed throughout the years, but one thing that has stayed consistent is that everything looks completely finished and official art-like (a trait that she shares with kl). She uses a few different colouring styles, which include the solid anime look (usually seen in her fanart of Reborn!), softly brushed shading and pastel-like colours (usually in Touhou), and low contrast shading with coloured or faded lines (from her older pictures). She uses different eye styles too, depending on the picture, so in short, kurot is really versatile and can draw in different styles, but they all seem to have her own flair in composition, facial expressions, and atmosphere. Kurot is also quite talented in character design, and won a mascot contest for a Canadian anime convention. She has also started an original RPG project of her own called Altona Braver, which is still in its concept stage and have no programming or game mechanics done yet, but the characters and their profiles are for the most part completed.

In addition to drawing static pictures, she’s also made parody videos like this one.

Website: http://moecon.net/area27/
Deviantart: http://kurot.deviantart.com/
Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=42675
drawr: http://drawr.net/kurot
Tegaki: http://www.unowen.net/tegaki/uentries.php?u=7359
Livejournal: http://kurot.livejournal.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/aschxluke

【Illustrator】kl

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kl is an amateur artist from Canada. She has become extremely popular with both Japanese and international audiences. Her birthday is on June 17th, she started art in 2001 at age 11, she just graduated from high school, and her sister is kurot, another very popular artist. She is fluent in English and knows a bit of Japanese.

Her style is unique in that it has a very high level of completion and looks like official art almost all of the time. She uses vibrant colours, clean, fine lines, solid shading, and sharp shadows. However, she also tries out different styles sometimes, and becomes extremely successful in executing techniques she doesn’t often use. Her output rate is also incredibly high. At Pixiv she sometimes posts a few pictures at once and they all end up on the daily rankings, which is incredible. Despite how fast she draws, all of her pictures look high quality, even if it’s done with limited tools like on Tegaki or drawr. She also has a moe-fied version of herself named kl-chan, with pink hair and pigtails.

Other things she has done besides art is make tegaki videos, most notably one called Regret Message about Nunally from Code Geass, and if you check out her Livejournal, you’ll find some amusing .gif animations as well.

Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=145719
Deviantart: http://kl-chan.deviantart.com/
MangaBullet: http://www.mangabullet.com/kl-chan/profile
Tegaki: http://www.unowen.net/tegaki/uentries.php?u=7332
drawr: http://drawr.net/reign
Old Code Geass art blog: http://tofubox.blog124.fc2.com/
Livejournal: http://milk-of-lime.livejournal.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Zerogoki00