Steins;Gate is receiving a new drama CD this upcoming winter, and an artwork from Huke has come which features an addition to the cast – a gorgeous bishoujo whose sheer beauty is alone a sight quite gratuitous.
One must attempt to refrain from losing themselves in the splendor of this illustration as it definitely is enough to indulge within for quite a solid while – certainly a hypnotic display indeed. It goes without saying, particularly as this is a work of Huke, that the shadows and palette selection are exquisite. Color and value are seen boasting a very grunge roughness to them – and this truly places the character on a level of reality, an individual amongst a post-modern industrial society, versus simply feeling like a fictional character with no background.
More simply stated, Huke’s style of aesthetic gives the character a personality – and just the mere sight of them already speaks so much. For instance, it’s not much of a puzzle to reach the conclusion that this girl likely lived, or still endures even, a harsh life.
Note how her hair is loose and unkempt, a facet which while contributing to the aforementioned, still looks strangely attractive thanks to the beautiful texture, deep pooling of green soaking every strand, and the lavishing lengthy stream of it all. Without making her hair explicitly green, Huke still sustains a consistency and balance in hue between the hair and the eyes as the hair is of pitch tone, with a subtle yet definitely noticeable luminosity of green – however, the girl’s eyes are of a neon glow type which carry similar saturation and brightness.
Another slight rendition of green is present as a trim of her ensemble – a truly radiant tone, which is met with such an immensely lovely complement of slender vivid pink which lines her jacket. In thanks to the transcendental shifting of shadow all throughout her two articles of clothing, one can waken to the present depth – realizing that her clothes are quite baggy given her slim physique, which furthers the belief of her tough lifestyle, as otherwise, one would expect a girl this stunning to instead be sporting fashion more feminine and eloquent in taste.
That’s certainly not to say this isn’t delicious either – in fact, quite the opposite. Let’s face the facts, most of us live in poverty – in spite of that however, hardly ever do we see characters portrayed in a more “street” or makeshift style of their own. Of the many reasons Huke’s artwork is so transcendental is that he doesn’t hide from this – a coarse style can be seductive as well, and Huke has already proven that many a time, this being merely just another testament to his cause.
Now getting back to examining this charming creature – note the informality of the balance in vertical proportion, she’s lacking any visible lower body items of attire, and as result, one can see her thin and delicate legs. While they’re indeed alluring one must say, they also however go back to the fact that she’s quite frail – a detail which can solidly confirm that, at the minimum, her lifestyle is not healthy for one or another reason, or that she’s facing adversity in some way.
On that note, her visage has an expression which seems uncultivated in terms of the implication or emotion being shown – and this reiterates towards all the already mentioned.
It would be most excellent if this girl also played a role in the film to premiere next year – and of course, here’s wishing that she faces an ending preferable to her personality, a conclusion which leaves her satisfied.