As I have mentioned in the past, the Japanese artist “rt0no” is one of my favorites. I am absolutely taken by their character designs, and this is a great model sheet of expressions and a few poses for their light-haired Victorian girl (though there is also one of a boy included at the end of the post). The design seems to be the perfect bridge between realism and stylized.

A Girl and a Faun

I may not post on tumblr anymore, but there is still some good left in that site if you look hard enough. There are some fantastic Japanese illustrators I’m a fan of who still post their work there.

One of my absolute favorites goes by the screen name “rt0no”. (They also have a pixiv profile.) I love their character designs, and their illustrations and ideas would be right at home in a Guillermo del Toro film! Below is just one example: