[Review] Artbook - Feimo ~Wuze~
SIZE: 8" x 11"
Publication date: 08.2008
PAGE: 60, fullcolor
PRICE: $40(What the artist charge on her DA page)
EXTRA: Include artist's signature
Web: Feimo@DA, Official site
This is Feimo's 1st artbook. It includes most of her illustrations. The title "Wuze" means "no choice" (though it doesn't relate to the content of the book at all). The paper quality is average. The package felt rushed because it would have been better if they added extra blank pages in the front or back to signal a beginning and a end. At the same time, it would have been better if they added a dust jacket because that would have made the book more structural (it's very easy to damage the book through shipping without it). But since this is her first artbook, I hope the next one would be better.
The content is neatly organized into two categories. In "Twenty-two Sad Parting Songs", Feimo takes you back in time to a place where beautiful layers of embroidery silk robs, fur and precious stones such as rubies, jade, and even pearls were wrapped around gold or silver to use as decoration. The theme is more traditional Asian style, so most of her character have gorgeous long hair. Like the title, "Demon Seal Letter" this chapter have more rough elements such as chains and swords. The sleek suits, leather belts and jeans, silvery chains, and custom made uniforms all adds a wonderful mix of fantasy and modern flavor to the book.
I found out about Feimo the same time as when I discovered Heise. In my opinion, Feimo's art are most realistic and diverse. For example, her characters have more natural complexions and facial features. At the same time, I think this is where they both can use some work on expression. Going back to Feimo, even though the background look simple, at least she did them herself (other than using stock images). But she makes up for it on other details and texture. I think another fact I like Feimo so much is because she doesn't stick to one framework. You see more variety of character and style in her artwork.
Overall, it's a good artbook. I enjoyed her creations and I hope she will bring more prettiness in the future.
Previews Other than posting pics taken by my camera, I decided to take close shots of the images and make them into walls so it look more presentable. I hope you guys will like it. ^^