castlevania artwork

Castlevania artwork by Ayami Kojima.

She uses pastel, Conté Crayon, acrylics, India ink, gloss polymer medium, stumps and finger smudging in her paintings. 

What I really like about her paintings is the powerfulness of her characters. They are beauty yet so powerful. They are not princes, but princes of the darkness.They are vampires as the vampires should be.

She also has her own style which is very distinguished from common manga/anime styles. And more of all, I learned that she is self-taught, which make me believe that things are possible when you really want to do them.

She is one of my big inspirations.