Wednesday, May 23, 2012

YDK Morimoe

I am always amazed by Morimoe's ability to render flesh by using a wide chromatic palette. His digital paintings are typically combined with different layers of textures and other effects that give the works an astounding sense of depth and light. Certain characteristics are often disfigured in some way, whether it's with bright triangles crawling across the subject's face, blood, stitches, or bubbles. What really captivates me though is the way that Morimoe paints his figures' eyes, which are never really white at all--sometimes they are even fogged over with blindness. In short, Morimoe is certainly an artist worth keeping an eye out for.