Book Review: ETERNAL: ILya Kuvshinov Illustration Works

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Russian comic book artist Ilya Kuvshinov is back again with another compilation of gorgeous portraits, mostly girls. It's still a paperback like the previous artbook MOMENTARY but it's now thicker with 224 pages.

The girls are dreamy, beautiful and very kawaii. Most are head and shoulders illustrations, Many can actually be seen on his DeviantArt and Instagram pages. But it's good to have them collected into a thick volume you can access from your bookshelf easily. The book is almost all art with minimal text, in Japanese and English.

It's a fantastic book that's worth the money.

The last time I wrote about his previous book, he had 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Now he has 1.7 million.

You can see more of his art at
Patreon: www.patreon.com/Kuvshinov_Ilya
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KuvshinovIlia
Instagram: instagram.com/Kuvshinov_Ilya
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Mad1Artis
Vimeo: vimeo.com/kuvshinovilya
tumblr: kuvshinov-ilya.tumblr.com
pixiv: pixiv.me/madartist

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

ETERNAL: ILya Kuvshinov Illustration Works is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | AU | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

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2 Comments

I read this blog at least

I read this blog at least once a week. It is an utter gem of a site and I am so grateful for everything you do, Parka. You shine a spotlight on some amazing stuff.

Despite visiting regularly, I have only ever commented once, and that was on Kushvinov's last book. I have to say I am still a little disturbed by the fact that he paints women who look more like girls. The fact that some of them are wearing few clothes or seem to be in underwear is a little unsettling.

As I said last time, he is immensely talented and his style etc are excellent but he seems to paint some images which seem to echo Natalie Portman's 12 year-old character in Leon, a film which has often been discussed under the heading of sexualisation of children.

Again, maybe I am seeing things that aren't there and maybe I am singling this out when there are other artists in the manga vein who create similar images but I have never felt comfortable with Mr Kushvinov's art.

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