Introducing: Amano

A lot of you guys maybe familiar with some of his works, most especially if you are a gamer and once in a while you’ve tried playing one of his most lucrative works in the gaming business: Final Fantasy series.

A powerful witch from the book Amano (works by Yoshitaka Amano)

The artist popularly known as Yoshitaka Amano has been a favorite of Square Enix for his arresting and dreamy illustrations of the world of Final Fantasy. Square Enix is the renowned Japanese video game and publishing company best known for their console role-playing franchise (RPG) which also includes Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest.

A fantastic blue-themed scene, one of my favorite Yoshitaka Amano works

His influence include Western comic books, art nouveau, Japanese wood block prints, and judging from his creative works, even Asian mythology. His collaboration with Neil Gaiman, a popular graphic author of The Sandman won awards for their work, Sandman: The Dream Hunters.

Amano’s works has been described as a man who woke up and began to illustrate his dreams: the vivid and surreal colors, the fantastic costumes and the amazing worlds he had come to visualized.

The images i have provided are some of my favorites from my personal collection.

Yoshitaka Amano’s works include:
– Gatchaman (aka. G-force)
– Vampire Hunter D
– Twilight of the Cockroaches
– Angel’s Egg
– Final Fantasy
– Guin Saga
– The Tale of Genji
– The Magic Flute
– Dream Weaver
– Elektra and Wolverine
– Sandman: The Dream Hunters

From the book Amano (works by Yoshitaka Amano)

The tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki (artwork interpretation by Yoshitaka Amano)


~ by confessionsofbricknmortar on April 20, 2011.

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