Yoshitaka Amano and the fantasy of depth

Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese fantasy illustrator and painter, best known for his illustrations and concept art done for the video game series Final Fantasy. His work has a beautiful flow and elegance that I always found to be inspiring, with thin lines and watercolor being often his main form of mark making. Something I’ve always admired in his work, and in particular in some of his concept art, is his ability to create depth through both the usage of scale and positioning. Since his work normally involves fantastical creatures and structure, I always loved how much depth and sense of scale he gets, mainly due to the scope of most of these pieces.I also believe that his organic lines add to the overall ¬†fantastical feeling his pieces have, and how impressive these structures are.

Sources:

http://amano-artwork.tumblr.com/

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Magitek_Armor

http://theabsolutemag.com/21586/games/yoshitaka-amanos-art-for-final-fantasy-vi/

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/8/87/Amano_Party_III.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111128215005

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yoshitaka_Amano

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s