Ukiyo-e was a style of Japanese art that rose to prominence in the 17th century; "ukiyo" means "floating world," hence the loose adherence to a strict physical form for the subjects at times. Ukiyo-e fan art, however, rose to prominence much more recently – it is the practice of depicting fictional characters in ukiyo-e style, and when it's done well, it's stunning.
Fortunately, there are a ton of skilled artists spread across the four corners of the Internet re-imagining your favorite characters from Game of Thrones to Pokémon, creating gender-swapped fan art and everything in between. Let's take a look at this beautiful ukiyo-e-style fan art and bask in the immense talent of those brilliant individuals who created it.
Link & Epona – The Legend Of ZeldaAgree or disagree?
Ganondorf – The Legend Of Zelda
SeanDonnanArt created a beautiful depiction of The Legend of Zelda villain, Ganondorf, through a lens that seems to perfectly capture the monstrous man.Agree or disagree?
Ash Vs Team Rocket – Pokémon
thejedhenry's imagination of realistic Pokémon brought to life in the Ukiyo-e style makes it look as though there are actual stakes in a fight between these ferocious creatures.Agree or disagree?
The Blue Ranger – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
swadeart's Blue Power Ranger, accompanied by his flaming blue triceratops, is an imposing and beautiful piece.Agree or disagree?