- Shunya Yamashita
Shunya Yamashita ( 山下しゅんや, Born
November 15 1970in the Saitama prefecture in Japan), is a professional illustrator and character designer. He is most known for his video game character designs and pin-up style drawings of women, several of which have been used as the basis for a series of figurines.
In 2000, Shunya worked at
Square Enixas a character designer for Final Fantasy Xas an NPC and weapons designer. He later worked as a character designer on the online game Depth Fantasia, and was an event illustrator for the game Phantom Kingdom. He also worked on the other titles such as and . He is also working with various toy companies to release a line-up of PVC figures, garage kits and statues based on his character designs.
*"Wild Flower - Shunya Yamashita Illustrations II" (June 10th, 2008)
* Published Artbook "Sweet Dreams: The Art of Shunya Yamashita"
* Several Covers for Wani's adult magazine "
* Published the manga "
* Event art for "
* Art for adult game "
* Character designer for
Squaresoft's online role playing game " Depth Fantasia"
* Non-player character and item design for Squaresoft's "
Final Fantasy XII"
* Character and environment designer for
* He is the secondary player character and non-player character designer in SquareEnix's ""
* Artwork for Dimension-Zero's trading card game
* Several PVC figures and garage kits based on his artwork have been released.
His art draws on many different influences and can be described as a blend of "Heavy Metal" and
animeFact|date=July 2008, and is particularly known for the beautiful expressions and entrancing eyes of his subjects. Usually his artwork ranges from classic fantasy to post apocalyptic futures, always bound together with the stylized beauty of his women.
Even when his art style may look simplistic at first, it has a well-grounded structure, as Yamashita is knowledgeable of human anatomy, proportion and weightFact|date=July 2008. He applies this knowledge to his works, at times in a slight almost imperceivable way.
* [http://lucidskin.com/artists/shunya-yamashita.html Lucid Skin: Shunya Yamashita]
* [http://shunyama.web.fc2.com/ Shunya Yamashita's Website] (Japanese)
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