I’m sorry to those waiting for Chaos of Beauty updates, I keep putting the lastest chapter aside but I will definitely have it posted around the weekend.
Ok, so with this very post, I have decided try something new…all you faithful followers of c-novel translations must know that us translators have our own collection of illustrations ready to add into our updates in order to help you visualise the stories better, same illustrations may be used here and there on different blogs and you may also have noticed that a lot of these illustrations comes from the same artists. Those of you who did a little searching may already know some of the illustrators but for those who don’t and perhaps those that may be new to c-novels, I wanted to start a series of posts to introduce you all to the lovely illustrators that has provided us with the beautiful artwork, and it is also the least I could do to honour them and bring them more love as I continue to use their illustrations in my translations haha.
Updates for these posts may not be frequent, and for now, I don’t have that many illustrators lined up, but I will of course continue to be on the lookout for more illustrators, and would love to keep you guys updated with them should you enjoy these posts.
To kick it all off, when it comes to c-novel illustrations, how could I not start with everyone’s favourite Ibuki Satsuki, even if you have not heard of her name, you must surely have seen her illustrations around, be it illustrations of the Three Lifes Three World books or illustrations of Faithful to Buddha — her illustrations are scattered all over my blog, I can tell you that. Anyways I am not here to analyse these artworks and give you overly detailed reviews of it, but simply to introduce the names behind the beautiful illustrations, and although I will only be posting a few images here as I don’t want an image overload, links will be provided at the bottom of the page.
There may not be an official website for 伊吹五月 Ibuki Satsuki but her illustrations tend to be posted up on her weibo page anyways: http://tw.weibo.com/ibukisatsuki
Or there’s always the simple method of copy and pasting the name into google or the website I tend to use is http://www.duitang.com/
If you really really love these illustrations you can try searching up 伊吹五月畫冊 for the artbooks, I know they can be bought on the taobao.com but I have no idea how trustable the site is, not to mention the website is in chinese.