Jose Ballester takes classical pieces of art and by combining digital photography and painting, empties them of people.
In doing so, he brings our attention to the backgrounds, landscapes, nature, and architecture of history and mythology.
I’m not super knowledgeable of Leiji Matsumoto’s work, but one gimmick that he seems to employ that I’m fond of are pages that are all black, save for the characters and the various lights, buttons and monitors covering the walls of a ship’s interior. I’m sure how practical it would be to have your ship so dark, but it looks neat.
These pages all come from Queen Emeraldas