Kantoku C75 artbook “Check x Check”
For C75, artist Kantoku from the circle “Gonenme No Houkago” (5年目の放課後, aka “Afterschool of The 5th Year”) released an artbook titled “チェック× チェック” (“Check x Check”).
Focusing on girls dressed in checkered pattern clothing, the doujin contains several amazing full page illustrations, multiple pages of pencil sketch art and even a guide on how some of the checkered patterns were created.
A very nice artbook, the full page illustrations in it are gorgeous but I also quite enjoy the pencil art in it, which includes pencil art versions of the full page color illustrations as well as other ones. Amazing to see how some artists can already create such cute art without any use of color.
The many checkered pattern clothing in the color illustrations is rendered so flawlessly, must have taken a lot of skill and a work to accomplish.
First encountered Kantoku’s art by way of single illustrations I saw on several image boards, immediately liked the cute style in which girls are always portrayed in them and totally adore the “Aria” illustrations by Kantoku.
Though you can also find some terrific illustrations by Kantoku of “Code Geass”, “Macross frontier”, “To Heart 2”, “Suzimya Haruhi No Yuutsu”,… and many more series.