Saturday, 24 September 2016

Visions of Castlevania

I don't have a great knowledge of Japanese artists so I'm still discovering the luminaries. I'm blown away by the work of Ayami Kojima, especially her paintings for the Caslevania franchise. I love her beautiful re-imagination of Western gothic tradition filtered though the (female) Japanese lens. Her male protagonists are, to our occidental eyes, etherial genderqueer beings - a fitting interpretation I feel of creatures that essentially a morbid evolution of the human.

No doubt they may have some insidious influence over my current vampiric miniatures project.


  1. You might also enjoy the work of Thores Shibamoto for Trinity Blood:

  2. @Gavroche - thanks for the linkage! That stuff is cool but a little too whimsical for my liking. Very nice though.