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Katoh Naoyuki – Guin Saga Art Works ( 加藤直之グイン・サーガ画集 ) is a collection of illustrations for the long running Japanese fantasy novel Guin Saga by Kaoru Kurimoto, with art work by Katoh Naoyuki. The story centers around a mysterious warrior named Guin, an amnesiac with a leopard mask magically affixed to his head.
In his other art book Katoh-san cites his artistic influences by Victorian artists like Alma-Tadema and John William Waterhouse; often I see a visual affinity to paintings by the great Gustav Klimt and William Bouguereau as well.
(below) Besides the colored art work there is also a section of monochrome illustrations near the end of the book.
Although I personally prefer Katoh-san’s science fiction illustrations, his fantasy art work is equally fascinating and well worth a look. Recommended.
“Guin Saga Art Works – Katoh Naoyuki” art book details :
– Dimensions – 11.5 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
– Softcover, 95 pages
– Full color, in Japanese language
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