i’m looking through this “art of fullmetal alchemist” artbook and
When I was younger, Hiromu Arakawa’s artwork appealed to me- at the time I was probably just thinking “WOW COOL FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST IS COOL! AND ART OF FULLMETAL ALCHEHMIST IS COOL BECAUSE IT’S FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” but actually looking at it again with more art knowledge in my brain it’s obvious that she really is a great artist. She has crazy wonderful grasp of positive and negative shape, silhouette, gesture, mood, color and movement. And she’s very enthusiastic about about drawing machinery which is /such/ a good asset to have as an artist. Also, just the fact that for 99% of this work she’s using /acryllic paint are you crazy/ is so incredible.
also she designs the best characters jesus all these great females
expect hiromu arakawa spam in the future