Yami no Hou E
today i am presenting you with my all time favorite artist, Takato Yamamoto. Yamamoto essentially paints luscious "yaoi boys" (effete femme boytoys), but with the taste and sensibilities of Suehiro Maruo. indeed, i would almost call him the gay Maruo if it wasn't for the fact that Yamamoto plumps much deeper into darkness than Maruo.
Yamamoto's boys are wrapped in layer after layer of decay, decadence, and misery. they stare out of their dark tombs seductively like sickly feral cats, or hungry serpents. their beautiful faces twist in pain/pleasure.
(may have already guessed, but the header for this blog is a piece by Yamamoto).
today, i present you one of his mangas, Yami no Hou E. not much plot (pretty much nonexistent, actually), but the illustrations are absolutely superb.