illustrators 54

54 Music Icons - Rik Lee

Recently I was commissioned to illustrate 54 portraits of musical icons. It was one huge task! As if the workload itself wasn’t daunting enough, I had a relatively tight deadline, which to fulfill, meant I had to complete at least 1 portrait every 2 days (including working weekends, Christmas day, New years etc)

Anyway, I did it. *wipes sweat from brow and downs tall glass of beer in single gulp. Here’s a sneak peek at who I drew.

I’m super excited to see what my collaborators, Laurence King Publishing make with these, but for now, I’m heading straight back to the drawing table, because I have to design product packaging for these!

List of books

:D if anyone is interested on the books I got on my trip, here is a list:


Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World: this book is huge and has amazing photography of the hellenistic period art (statues, jewelry, and more). Very useful if you visited the exposition at the MET.

How to read Greek Vases (MET – Joan R. Mertens): this books features many of the vases that are on display at the MET. The photography has great quality and you can learn a lot of things from the vases. The book is good because there are many little details that you might not have seen from the visit at the museum (especially because some vases are really small or lighting doesn’t allow to see them/take photographs) and you can study them with the book.

Athenian Red Figure Vases The classical Period: this book has black-white photography. It has many pictures of vases drawings, and text explaining about the art periods and painters.

Minoan and Mycenean art (Reynold Higgins): it has many pictures (241 illustrations, 54 in color) and you can learn a lot about materials and motifs of ancient art. If you love minoan style, this is a good book for you <3

Ancient Greek Designs (Marty Noble): this book is awesome because it contains many drawings from vases, plates and other clay sources. You can use it as a coloring book, or just have it to see the cool designs.


Mythology (Edith Hamilton): I haven’t read it complete, but it is a nice book, beautifully written. It has some illustrations and the index is very good.

Treasury of Greek Mythology (Donna Jo Napoli, Christina Balit): a very beautiful book! Illustrations are gorgeous. I have only read the story of Demeter and it was nice (actually was kind of funny because is like Hades thinks Persephone’s ankles are the most beautiful thing ever and he falls in love XD very faithful to the Hymn to Demeter I’d say).

Myths, tales of the greek and roman gods (Lucia Impelluso): this book is small and super thick (780 pages). It contains tons of amazing artwork related to mythology. I’m learning about many paintings I didn’t know before thanks to it.


Ancient Greece, Everyday life (Robert Garland): this books is really useful for anyone writing literature based in Ancient Greece because it explains very common things from private life, time (clocks-calendars) and other things that other books tend to ignore. I haven’t finished it, but I love it.

The Classical Cookbokk (Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger): okay this book is like a little gem. It does not only teach you great things regarding food in Ancient Greek and Rome, but also contains recipes and gorgeous illustrations.

Household Gods, private devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome (Alexandra Sofroniew): seems a nice book, but can’t say much about it yet because I haven’t read it (there is no mention of Hades and Persephone obviously). :P the title should speak a little for it.

The Greek Way of Death (Robert Garland) + Death in the Greek World (Maria Serena Mirto): haven’t read them yet, but both treat the subject of death, concept of soul and the realm of Hades.


Pandora’s Daughters (Eva Cantarella): speaks about matriarchy, origins of misogyny, and other subjects regarding women in Ancient Greek and Rome. 

Women in Greek Myth (Mary R. Lefkowitz): I’ve only read Lefkowitz’ writing regarding rape in ancient greek mythology and I was very pleased from her views. I’m looking forward to read her, she seems very different from other authors and I feel that we might share many opinions. A sample of this “Hades may need to use both deception and violence to abduct Persephone, because she, like himself, is a divinity, powerful, immortal and ageless”. I mean, how amazing is that, she basically states Persephone is already powerful before becoming queen. 

Goddesses (Joseph Campbell): makes analysis of ancient goddesses (palelothic age, ancient greece, egypt) and also other divine feminine figures. Has a lot of cool illustrations, and even a chapter for Persephone/Demeter’s myth.

Spartan Women (Sara B. Pomeroy): A book of great examination of Spartan women. Haven’t read it yet, but Spartan women had less restrictions than Athenian women, so studying this subject is really interesting if you want to have a wider view of how women were treated in Ancient Greece.


Game: Un:Birthday Song
Publisher: honeybee x Satoi
Illustrations: Satoi
Translation: harunafuu

0:10 - The last song you hear before you’ll fade away…, will be sung by me…
0:14 - This is a story about an ordinary young girl, that lives an ordinary life. One day, suddenly 2 strange and unfamiliar boys appear in front of her.
0:20 - Then those strange dressed boys announced: “You only have one month left to live.” The self-proclaimed “Shinigami” (Death Gods or Grim Reaper) came to announce the girl’s limited time. 

0:28 -
A slightly shy girl, that will die in one month.
Kanno Hotori
(* her name is changeable)

0:34 -
The self-centered bully and ore-sama Death God.

0:41 -
The sharp-tongued and mysterious elite Death God.

0:48 -
The boy, who is admired by everyone.
Hayasaka Shizuru

0:54 - Illustrations by Satoi
0:58 - With the “last remaining time” to live, how should that girl live? And what are the meanings behind the actions of those Death Gods?

1:10 - Un: Birthday Song ~Love Songs from Death Gods~
1:16 - A tale spun around a tragic love story between elite Death Gods and humans.

1:22 - More information will be released in the upcoming B’s-Log magazines.
1:28 - Re: Birthday Song ~Love Songs from Death Gods~

Haruka saying Makoto's name [Complete]
Haruka saying Makoto's name [Complete]

I gathered ALL the scenes where Haruka says “Makoto” from EP01-12, FrFr!01-03, Drama CD01-02, Illustration Works, DTA, Duet Song CD, and a birthday message for Makoto on Nov 17th.
In these official stories, he says his best friend’s name 41 times, while Makoto says his name more than 200 times.
Please send me a message if I failed to notice any “Makoto”.

0:00-0:22 EP01-12
0:23-0:25 FrFr!01-03
0:26-0:34 Drama CD 01
0:35-0:42 Drama CD 02
0:43-0:54 Illustration Works and DTA
0:55-1:00 Duet Song CD
1:01-1:11 Birthday Message

Video on youtube:
Makoto saying Haruka’s name:

anonymous asked:

I don't understand it when everyone say "the frames of shirazus kakuhou's break (and that he is maybe a real halfghoul now)" can you please explain this to me ._.

Sure thing.

We are explained the concept behind the Quinx surgery through Dr. Shiba in TG:re 9. Think of it as a hybrid between Kanou’s half-ghoul surgery and the CCG’s quinque manufacturing technique. The Quinx are created by taking the kakuhou of a ghoul and coating it with quinque steel before implanting it into the host human. The quinque steel acts as a barrier between the kakuhou and the human body (a “frame”), and supposedly allows careful monitoring and decreases the risk of the human turning into a full artificial half-ghoul. In other words, we can take it to mean that the presence of the frames is the only thing preventing the Quinx from turning into half-ghouls.

Now take a look back at TG:re 54.

The illustration of Shirazu’s kakuhou and frames shows the restraints around the kakuhou warping and breaking. The Quinx are in a desperate situation, and Shrazu is drawing on every bit of power he has.

In the next page we see his the size of his kagune, much much bigger than usual. In addition his kakugan seems to have thicker veins around it and the damage he deals to Noro is tremendous. Even taking personal growth into account, it’s hard to believe that this is his strength at 40% of his kakuhou’s capabilities (the default stage the Quinx were set at). Therefore it’s very strongly implied that Shirazu broke through all of his frames by sheer will. And if he broke through all of his frames, then he is the same as Kaneki - a human with a kakuhou directly implanted to his body. That is why people are saying that Shirazu is a “real” half-ghoul now.

Hope I explained well enough!