Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

You've probably admired the work of award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu before — her art has adorned some covers of Vertigo Comics' The Unwritten as well as some great book covers and illustrations at Tor.com. But when you see a bunch of her gorgeous work all in one place, it's pretty mind-blowing.

Shimizu posted a new portfolio recently over at Behance, showing her work illustrating everything from steampunk to lush fantasy to space opera — and it's all united by a particular design sense as well as bright, thrilling imagery.

Check out some of our favorite images below, and tons more at the links. [Yuko Shimizu at Behance, via Comic Book Resources]

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente, soon to be published from Viz Media’s inprint HAIKASORU.

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

Originally commissioned by NPR for a calendar image, later used for FUSE TV advertising and posters.

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

Genesis by Bernard Beckett published by Rizzoli Romanzo of Italy.

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

Steampunk! anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant from Candlewick Press

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

The Future is Japanese , published from Viz Media’s imprint Haikasoru.

Yuko Shimizu's art is like a cooler version of your wildest dreams

Beauty Belongs To The Flowers, a sci fi novella by Matthew Sanborn Smith, published on tor.com. Art direction: Irene Gallo.