Paper FlowerPosted: May 9, 2012
I was wandering the filth-ridden halls of danbooru when I came across an artist called “nekopuchi.” I’m not very knowledgeable about artists and stuff, so nekopuchi may be some big hotshot on Pixiv…
But damn, it’s so beautiful.
The placement of her hands, the slight smile, the raised eyebrows. Damn it, damn it. Why aren’t there any artists out there who draw Mikoto this well? Or Rin? Or Yukko? Or Eureka? Damn it.
I’ve found some similar quality (aka god-tier) pictures on the internet, but discovering this guy’s art is a whole different experience. Every single picture is incredible. Usually when I find an artist I like, I look at their other pictures and I get disheartened by the huge variation in quality. But with nekopuchi, I’ve saved just about all of his (her?) drawings, and I want to go throw my money at him out of gratitude.
I have never felt so amazed at art. Wow. Mefloraine tried for years to convey this feeling via her now-dead blog (and her tumblr dream thing), but I never really got it. It’s just some stupid drawing of some stupid anime stupid girl. I hate girls. Why would I like your drawing of one?
But now I realize my ignorance. Look at that masterpiece above. It radiates “cool” and “badass.” And the first picture. It just screams “look at me, I’m the ideal portrayal of love!!” I don’t know much about warm and cool colors and shadowing and all sorts of weird art details, but this nekopuchi guy is obviously doing
something everything right for me to feel like this.
I guess I am going to respect artists from now on (not that I wasn’t before).
Moral: Make a Pixiv account.