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Picture It – Clamp down on this new art post!

January 4, 2012, by , posted in Art

Picture this: a deck of cards, monsters and a kid with spiky hair in various shades and colours. Or this: a red and white ball, (mostly) cute critters and a simple yet effective style.

If you were thinking Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon, you’ve got it.

Ruby once said to me not too long ago that having an instantly recognisable art style is valuable, and I am inclined to agree with this wholeheartedly. Who doesn’t recognise Yu-Gi-Oh’s or One Piece’s distinct art styles? Or even, the subject we will be covering now, CLAMP’s works? (Yes, we’re on a roll with CLAMP this week.)

CLAMP has always seemed to differ from the norm with their art style. Although it doesn’t vary as far as say, Eiichiro Oda’s art in One Piece, the features of it are quite distinct, even as it has varied over the years whether dramatically or subtly. They seem to have settled into their own style of late though.

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