Deceased illustrator 堀部秀郎 / Hiderou Horibe has been the subject of some unfortunate news, with his works being liberally plagiarised by Dengeki, who eventually apologised, but it is perhaps better we remember him as a talented illustrator whose promising career was cut short by illness, at the age of only 36. You can also see a cache of his homepage through the years.
A topical gallery for those curious about his work, or simply eager to see some talented and tasteful illustrations, or more carnal CG; below is “Yours”. Both his two artbooks are still available; the other is “Colors“. Below the artbook are some of his CG from 鬼作 / Kisaku, a 2001 eroge by Elf.
Kisaku. He was certainly a talented drawer of knees.