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Pixiv

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 2:34 am | Image

Pixiv is basically the Japanese DeviantArt, full of talented artists I’d never have heard of otherwise. I picked up Udon’s Pixiv Almanac last year at PAX East and I craved more. I’m now subscribed to Pixiv Top Weekly – Top 50 which gives a good balance of quality and quantity. Other Pixiv feeds are available at PixivRss. If people like this post, I may do some more like this in the future.

You can click each image below to visit its posting on Pixiv. If you register an account there, you can download the full resolution image. Also, this is a good time to remind you that I write mouseover text for almost every image on this blog, which you can see whether you’re on my site or reading my RSS feed.

Saturday (土曜日) by Hai P (嗨P)
That sky is pretty! I use this as the wallpaper for my Grub menu to choose which OS to boot into. I think I was actually linked to this one by a Tumblr blog I followed, but I forget which one. Sorry.

Hanasaki Ecological (花咲エコロジカ) by Tsurukame (鶴亀)
This is my current desktop wallpaper. I have a dual monitor setup, so it looks like Marisa is throwing a star bomb onto my left monitor. I actually got this one from a Tumblr I'm going to call F'Yeah Pixiv that sadly isn't updated anymore. It's one of the last things posted on that Tumblr.

Wolf Hood (オオカミずきん) by Ling (靈)
I saw this today and got to thinking about the practicality of using a floating balloon as a fish bowl. If you had a large enough balloon filled with about 95% helium and 5% water and fish, it should float. There are further complications though: How would you feed the fish? How do you clean the fish bowl part? Would replacing air with helium have an adverse affect on the fish? Would the uneven pressure distribution break the balloon, dropping water and fish on whatever's underneath it at the time?

Taisho 103: Battleship Island (大正一〇三年・軍艦島) by Asano (浅野)
This reminds me of the Imperial Boy background art I posted here several months ago. So much detail! I'd make this my wallpaper but I can't crop it to 16:9 without losing lots of details.

E-can (E缶) by Gashi Gashi (ガしガし)
Sorry, the animations on Pixiv aren't actually animated GIFs that you would download, but instead a series of PNGs animated in HTML5. You'll have to click through to Pixiv to see the animation. When Mega Man charges up a shot, he starts flashing, but everything else that's the same color as Mega Man flashes too.

Update: Added Google Translate-based guesses for all titles and usernames to bring this more in line with my other Pixiv posts

Source: 「土曜日」/「嗨P」のイラスト [pixiv], 「花咲エコロジカ」/「鶴亀@1日目H-45b」のイラスト [pixiv], 「オオカミずきん」/「靈」のイラスト [pixiv], 「大正一〇三年・軍艦島」/「浅野」のイラスト [pixiv], and 「E缶」/「ガしガし」のイラスト [pixiv], mostly via Pixiv每周排行 – 前50

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