UDON Holiday 2013 – Day 9

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Day Nine: Today’s image comes from PIXIV Almanac, and is by the illustrator Masuo! Find more art by Masuo online at http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=36978

I really love this illustration because it really re-enforces just how special Santa Claus is…! The rest of us up in that sleigh would be freezing, with snow blowing in our faces at incredible speed. But for this untraditional Santa (don’t drive your sleigh while on your phone, kids) it’s just a super-chill situation, and beautiful to boot! Also, there’s a ton of detail and great perspective-work on display here as well… this artist is enormously talented!

In fact, PIXIV Almanac is full of great, talented artists, and I’m thrilled we’re getting more opportunity to spotlight them here. :)

Pixiv AlmanacFeaturing over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV ALMANAC collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colourful anime, manga and cg art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan’s most popular synthetic singing sensation – Hatsune Miku!

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Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-35-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-35-8

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 258, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

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