The folks at Ubisoft Montreal asked Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano to draw them some pretty pictures for their upcoming RPG, Child of Light. Watch him in action here.
While speaking with Yoshitaka Amano, the legendary designer who created art for almost every game in the Final Fantasy series, I asked him about his dream project. Would he want to work on a direct sequel to Final Fantasy VI? Maybe a Dragon Quest game? Some sort of crazy Chrono Trigger spinoff?
Yoshitaka Amano first cut his teeth at the tender age of 15, working on the popular Speed Racer anime. He went on to create some of the most iconic illustrations gaming's ever seen. He's 58. He's been around. And he's wise.
There is one man who best represents the look of the entire Final Fantasy franchise and that man is Yoshitaka Amano. Whether it be character design, art or logos, Amano's left his mark on the series. Next up, his own anime.
While studying art history in college, I often wondered if professional artists really wear scarves in galleries. If they are Yoshitaka Amano, they do!
With credits ranging from Speed Racer to Gatchaman, Yoshitaka Amano is best known among gamers for his Final Fantasy illustrations, character work and logo-work.
Yoshitaka Amano, known for his Final Fantasy character and logo designs, did not do character designs for FFXII — but did design the game's now iconic title. But if he did draw the characters of FFXIII?
I know I am not alone when I say that nothing represents the Final Fantasy franchise more succinctly for me than the artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. From the logos to the concept art that we never actually see in the game, his work captures the feelings one gets while playing through a Final Fantasy game, if that makes…