【Illustrator】 高山瑞季

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高山瑞季 (Takayama Mizuki), who was mentioned in the last post, is a female artist who is best known for her contributions to G.Rev games Senko no Ronde and まもるクンは呪われてしまった!(Mamoru-kun Has Been Cursed!). She also participates heavily in various conventions (COMITIA, Comiket, Sunshine Creation)  and has new original doujinshis out a few times a year. Her circle name is シトロネット(Citronette. Yes, again, but this time alone.)

Unlike most “moe” styles, hers is more anime-like, and the eyes don’t use dark lines as per usual in other typical moe art. I guess that her works are more “cutesy” than moe, but they are along the same lines. Takayama’s colouring is extremely anime-like, but with a lot less contrast on shadows, so everything seems floaty and light. Lately she has been adding more dark shadows and experimenting with darker colours, though, so that might not be her signature “light” style anymore. Lastly, the way she draws eyes are extremely simple, using only a couple of colours, and shaped very round.

Blog: http://takayamami.jugem.jp/ (Updates quite frequently, with lots of illustration previews.)
Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=52364
Citronette @ toranoana: http://bit.ly/f3ET1

【Illustrator】 曽我部修司

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曽我部修司 (SOGABE Shuji) is an illustrator and manga artist most well known for his artwork and character designs for 旋光の輪舞 (Senko no Ronde), and for his manga adaptations for the popular Persona 3 and Persona 4 games. He works closely with fellow artist 高山瑞季 (TAKAYAMA Mizuki), and they used to be a group named Citronette.

His defining characteristics include incredibly clean lines and use of slight gaussian blur. His colour style can vary a lot, but it is usually blended and has a gradient.  As well, his characters are usually skinny and somewhat long-limbed.

Sogabe’s current projects include doing the art and character designs for the second installment of Senko no Ronde, SnR Dis-United Order, providing artwork and designs for Million KNights Vermilion, and working on his own manga, 黒き翼のカドルヴェイン (vanedeflex).

Blog: http://shujisogabe.jugem.jp/ (Everything he has worked on is listed in his profile.)