Originally posted by sano
Sieg - Yeah, that's kind of what I meant when I said it's hard to find an Original of Capcom Illustrations.
Upon closer inspection of the Three Art Books, I found out Bengus actually did a Character Drawing of older Gouki for SF 3 Second Impact. Also, Kinu Nishimura's actually been around since SF2 and her body of work is as impressive as the other three so I'd say she's the other major Capcom Fighting Game Artist. The thing with her is her style has changed so drastically over the years as her old artwork looks a lot like Akiman. Shoei and Sensei have also been around since SF2. I will briefly talk about Shoei and Sensei and then discuss Kinu Nishimura's works.
Shoei - I'm actually really confused about something. There's an SFZ3 Group Drawing Capcom Design Works attributes to Shoei. SF Eternal attributes the same drawing to Harumaru, and in SF Eternal other artworks are attributed to Shoei. Capcom Design Works attributes Strider 2's Character Art to Shoei but it's well known that was done by Harumaru. Since Capcom Design Works attributes one name of the Artist for all works, (Anything Bengus did past and present is credited to CRMK) I think Harumaru and Shoei are the same exact person, and that SF Eternal attributes the Art to the name the Artist gave at the time. Either that or the two artists have worked very close with each other. I'm leaning towards them being the same artist, however. Darn Capcom Artists changing names, changing Art Styles and not giving us their real names... Anywho, over the major stuff he's done, he did all the Artwork for Cadilac And Dinosaurs, majority of art for Strider 1, (also did work on Strider 2, if he is in fact Harumaru he did almost all the art ) one group drawing of CVS1, lots of SF2 Art, Knights of the Round Art, one SF3 Chun-Li Drawing and one drawing of Varth Operation Thunder Storm.
Sensei - Sensei is Capcom's Main Mecha Artist. If the game has Mecha, Sensei was involved. He's done all artwork for The Punisher, lots of SF2 Artwork, along with Tsuyou Mecha Designs of Cyberbots, by himself Mecha Designs for Powered Gear and he's the main artist behind Tech Romancer.
KINU NISHIMURA -
SF2 (Lots of Artwork, all drawings of the characters for SF2 Championship Edition and SF2 New Challengers Turbo)
SF3 (Alongside Akiman another Main Character Designer)
POWERED GEAR (All Character Artwork. Sensei provided the Mecha Art.)
KING OF DRAGONS (Main)
CYBERBOTS (All Character Artwork. Tsuyou and Sensei provided the Mecha Art)
CANNON SPIKE (All Artwork Minus one Bengus Drawing)
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS SHADOW OVER MYSTARA (Main)
CVS1 an CVS2 (Capcom Style Version of all Characters, Kyo and Sakura in a Neo Geo Pocket Battle Pic)
RS2 (My mistake earlier. All Artwork except for one Group Pic drawn by Kinu Nishimura was done by Edayan)
Oh and TAS, in case you misunderstood what I said (sorry for not being more clear) Edayan has only one Drawing for SF2 New Challengers. Ryu and Chun-Li with the new Challengers is one drawing. It's on the cover of the USA PS1 Version of SF2 New Challengers and New Challengers Turbo.