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Illustrator of the Week: Yoshitaka Amano

June 2, 2010

Some of the most original illustrators find their popularity within the realm of concept art. This medium offers opportunities for creativity and imagination.

This week’s artist/illustrator is Yoshitaka Amano

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Brief Bio

Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist best known for his concept artwork for the Final Fantasy video game franchise. He has been responsible for the character design and graphic design on this series along with other video games, movies and animated works. He has also done illustrations for comics, including a collaboration with Marvel for the Elektra and Wolverine graphic novel series. Amano started his career as an artist at age 14 when he was asked to work for Tatsunoko Productions in animation.

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Amano works primarily with paints, producing beautifully detailed compositions using watercolours and acrylics. Although he is influenced by things like western comic art and the art nouveau movement his artwork remains unique and distinguishable.

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To check out more of his artwork head over to Amano’s World.

Notable Works

Vampire D (graphic novel series)

Final Fantasy (concept art, graphic design, art direction)

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