Even after nearly two decades, Sailor Moon still has relevance among anime fans, as demonstrated by these Vanessa Tam illustrations. But what separates Tam’s paintings from other run-of-the-mill fan art is that she’s talented enough to render the female heroines in a variety of technically proficient visual styles, giving the Japanese comic creations new life.
Vanessa Tam is a Toronto-based animator and illustrator whose vibrant color pictures have caught the attention of clients such as JibJab Media Inc., Udon Entertainment and even Playboy Magazine. Her style is very evocative of Japanese illustration, though she’s versatile enough to explore various sub-styles within the popular genre. Viewers would do themselves a disservice by not looking through the rest of her portfolio as her original pieces are where her true talent is exemplified.