天野喜孝 :: Amano Yoshitaka
- 天野喜孝，15歲就已參予製作動畫有許多都是70、80年代當紅的電視卡通，例如「科學小飛俠」的 Gatchman 和「小蜜蜂」。
- 後來也在電玩界有名的遊戲製作公司Square策劃現在當紅RPG遊戲「Final Fantasy」﹝太空戰士﹞的人物設定及宣傳圖像
- 參與過的電子遊戲包括：SQUARE《FINAL FANTASY I-IX》、《FRONT MISSION》系列、ATLUS《REBUS》及CAPCOM《ELDORADE GATE》等。
These artwork pieces are created by Amano Yoshiaka
- Yoshitaka Amano was born in 1952 in the small Japanese town of
Shizuoka. "I don't remember a time when I wasn't making drawings,"
he says. It was at the age of five that his sister, while viewing
one of his drawings, exclaimed, "We have a genius here!"
Ten years later, Amano found himself with an animator-trainee
position at Tatsunoko Productions in Tokyo. Heavily influenced
by Disney cartoons, he constantly absorbed art from other cultures.
When he wasn't working creating characters for cartoons such as
Gatchaman and Hutch the Honeybee, he studied life drawing at local
art schools or scoured art books for inspiration. At the age of
30, Amano grew restless and decided to leave the stability of
Tatsunoko for freelance work that would allow him to explore new
styles and subjects. He soon found that the publishers he approached
for work were not very open to the possibilities of artistic exploration.
"I had seen a lot of artists trapped in one style, and I
still fear that trap." Eventually, he was offered a position
on a monthly feature in Science Fiction Magazine. This provided
him with the opportunity to explore his style and gain exposure.
Amano has worked a wide variety of mediums and his work can be
seen in the form of animation, graphic novels, video games, theatrical
costume design, and much more. He is well known for his work with
the "Final Fantasy" series of games and the most recent
Sandman graphic novel with Neil Gaiman. Amano's art has traveled
across borders and captured the imaginations of millions of people.
He continues to explore new ideas with his art as he is doing
with his latest project, Hero.
- Throughout his lifetime of making art, Yoshitaka Amano has consciously
and unconsciously crossed borders that might have restrained other
artists. He has moved fluidly from medium to medium, format to
format, style to style; he voraciously has embraced and adapted
ideas and imagery from other cultures. His artistic influences
continue to grow in diversity. Visions of his childhood are still
present in superheroic icons, but he also draws from artists like
Gustav Klimt and Kay Nielsen. As an independent illustrator, his
biggest challenge is to wrestle with his constant pursuit of learning
and experimentation. Instead of growing in simply one direction,
Amano enjoys growing in lots of different directions. Click thumbnails
below to see work.
- Yoshitaka Amano is a celebrated artist and creative collaborator.
He is a renowned figure in the fields of animation, video game
design, illustration and popular art. Amano's World offers you
a visually rich, in depth look at Yoshitaka Amano's world, and
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