The last week has given rise to bit of obvious genius on Japanese art portal Pixiv. Suitable for some awesome wallpapers, the hot trend of the moment in fanart is to draw characters trapped behind the glass of a smartphone. Check out the results after the jump.
The Lunch Bag Art tumblr is full of exactly what its name suggests. A dad draws on his kids' lunch bags during his own lunch breaks, and it's pretty great! Sometimes he even tackles anime, and his latest work features the menacing mug of one of Attack on Titan's towering monstrosities. Check it out after the jump.
Who doesn't love a sexy cartoon villain? Artist "J" recently added their hot take on Sleeping Beauty "Mistress of All Evil" Maleficent as the latest in their series of sexy make-overs of Disney's baddies. Get a look at this, plus Final Fantasy, InuYasha, Kenshin and more after the jump.
It's been in the works for a while, but LEGO builder Moko is finally able to show off his finished Neon Genesis Evangelion Eva Unit-01. The final build tops off at nearly four feet tall, and weighs in at 9.4 kg (20.7 pounds). Pics past the jump!
Fans never cease to amaze me. Adeeb Islam, a Singapore-based Ubisoft animator and garage kit sculptor, recently unveiled his latest work, and it's a doozy. His Final Fantasy VI sculpture features Sabin in the middle of thrashing on a tentacle in what Islam says is but one part of a series that will come together to form a boss battle diorama. Check it out after the jump.
You may recall the last time designer Human Aliens put together a mash-up of anime and streetwear, which resulted in the cast of Naruto mixing with a variety of fashion brands. Prior to that he used Dragon Ball Z as inspiration, and now he's back with a third set that puts Goten, Trunks, and their fused form in styles ranging from Supreme and A Bathing Ape to Valentino, HUF, and more. Peep it past the break.
Aaron Diaz, author of the Dresden Codak webcomic, was inspired enough by Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs. Women" study that he came up with a pitch for a new twist on Nintendo's Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire would put Zelda in the heroic spotlight as an "aspiring Battle-Mage," while Link is a noble, but oblivious, prince. Check it out after the jump.
Want to see the cast of Steins;Gate time travel the way we all do - one day at a time? Check out fan artwork of the gang ten years later after the jump.
A Rockman Corner reader sculpted every regular Mega Man series Robot Master out of clay, and the years-long process of recreating bosses from Mega Man through Mega Man 10 with cold porcelain is finally complete. See the results after the jump!
With Apple announcing the iPhone 5, it's a good excuse to look back at how Japanese online art community Pixiv responded to the last generation's key feature, the personal assistant software Siri. Beyond being an obvious target for anthropomorphism, Siri's phonetic similarity to a Japanese word for "buttocks" called out for parody. See the results after the jump.
Pixiv artist Mafen is well aware of the allure of Square Enix's cute Theatrhythm Final Fantasy characters, and has taken to imagining other iconic dudes and dudettes in the same style. Check out the artist's spin on Cobra from Space Adventure Cobra, Link, Samus, and Fire Emblem's Lyndis past the break.
Children's literature lost its great, transformative luminary today in Maurice Sendak, who passed away at age 83 after complications from a stroke. Where the Wild Things Are was known around the world, with its recognition only amplified by the Spike Jonze adaptation. After the jump, see a gallery of tribute art from Japanese online art community Pixiv.
When last we checked artist K-Suwabe's heavy metal-inspired Vocaloid remixes, there was Hagane Miku (a pun on Hatsune Miku's name and the Japanese word for steel), Metalne Luca Turilli, and Kagamine Rin. Now there's a veritable Justice League of Metaloids ready to shred. Check them out after the jump.
Plenty of people draw Pokémon fanart, but can you classify a work as fanart when it is not drawn by a fan? Brian Fukushima's sketches are based on general ideas of some of the original monsters, but rely much more on his friends' descriptions of the characters via Google+ Hangouts. Bump the jump to check out his art and read our full interview!