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Yuri!!! on Ice (ユーリ!!! on ICE)

This breakdown of the Yuri!!! on Ice key visual, illustrated by character designer Tadashi Hiramatsu (平松禎史), is featured in the Comiket 91 set for The Art of Tadashi Hiramatsu (Amazon Japan | eBay). The most notable difference is Victor’s position away from Yuuri and Yurio in the earliest sketch!

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This is a set of sketches and a story I did senior year of College for a small book I wanted to make as a personal project. It never came to completion but I have adapted the themes into a concept for a 2 part anthology I plan making someday in the future. I called it dissociation, which essentially means a disconnect between two things because I’ve always felt that my thoughts, actions, and emotions function in a lot of different pieces rather than one whole working mechanism.

If the world was a kinder place, perhaps we would be less impressed by, and in need of, pretty works of art. One of the strangest features of experiencing art is its power, occasionally, to move us to tears; not when presented with a harrowing or terrifying image, but with a work of particular grace and loveliness that can be, for a moment, heartbreaking.
—  Alain de Botton and John Armstrong in Art as Therapy

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty and Stocking fight off the undead ghost hordes at night in this spooky illustration by storyboard artist and animation director Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜), from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Datencity Paparazzi.