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Yuri Done Naturally With Yuru Yuri

May 17, 2012 @ 5:34 CDT


Following her brilliant original illustration, Namori further released a sketch featuring her popular, and female romance inclined, crew of three – all three main characters of Yuru Yuri appear here marvelously.

Any who have been keeping up with Namori’s free time creations should have come to notice a few aspects of her style – and they’re not simply distinguishing features for the artwork, but for her as an artist. Her art truly stands out from most others due to a handful of reasons – and her methods of illustration are simply one of a kind.

First of all, how she manages to pull this off is a mystery – yet her character illustrations are unbeatable in cleanliness. The lines couldn’t be any more crisp – everything is so precisely drawn, with even the most diminutive of details taken into account, and the colors are magnifique. Examples of such need not even be pointed out as each and every of her character designs hold true to this high standard of perfection she seems intent on achieving with every illustration.

Yet there’s a second reason why Namori’s artwork is so unmatched – she builds around the natural.

Notice the pose seen here, it’s neither one of a planned photograph, a super model, an artificial stance, or any of the other commonly seen ordeals – no, Namori instead simply sketched a daily scene as realistic as can be. There’s three girls, clearly friends, walking joyously without a splurge of emotion one way or the other – it’s a street scene frozen in time and sketched. Emotions are expressed – yet calmly, and as we’ve seen with Namori in the past, even the more saddening moments are ones which she can manage to deliver in a more subtle fashion.

This natural element Namori idealizes explains her lines – she seeks to achieve something which correlates with what she envisions, and a more abstract style obviously would not be fitting. Likewise, this also makes clear why her shadows are as seen – delicate and realistically applied.

Now however, the fact that Namori prefers these techniques is one thing – yet the fact that she can actually pull them off to such an insurmountable level of quality is a whole other, and that simply works to show how scarily skilled she is in her art.

As result of Namori’s unprecedented natural essence in her illustrations, her character designs can stand on a blank white background and only look all the more powerful as the background pours in from the imagination of the onlooker since her characters are just so well defined. In this image specifically, two of the three girls glance over at us – a contrast pattern exists in the clothing colors, movement is implied by the directions of their feet, which forms a full walk cycle, and our focal point is none other than the heroine, Kyoko.

A sketch composed of that which has been coordinated to flawless – a fundamental for Namori.

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