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19 year old Korean artist draws Guilty Gear characters in style of traditional Japanese art

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 22, 2021 at 6:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 12

When we stumbled across the work of the young Han Gong, a 19 year old Korean artist, we just couldn't stop scrolling. It was actually the image of Potemkin rising up to heavenly heights that caught us first, but it was that image of Nagoriyuki in what looks like a sea of blood that kept us going.

These images all seem to nod back to more traditional Japanese art, and perhaps it's the double whammy of Nagoriyuki being a samurai that makes him pair so well with it.

The picture of Millia Rage sees her use her extremely versatile hair to garner a wing that allows her up into the clouds. These clouds appear more than a few times in the gallery, and kind of remind us of the famous The Great Wave off Kanagawa woodblock print.

Though she's not in Guilty Gear Strive, (at least not yet) Baiken, another samurai fighter, also gets her own portrait. Her image is very similar to Nagoriyuki's with the red sun amid a blue/green background, and is almost as gorgeous.

Given the wave-like execution of the cloud-like matter in these, the way Han Gong incorporates Giovanna's wolf spirit, Rey, is perfect. The furry green companion wraps around Giovanna, much in the way we normally see them, as though he were a cloud about to envelope her.

Give the nine image gallery below a look through and then hit us up in the comments to share which were your favorites and why.

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