I don’t know many Eastern artists by name, and I don’t really draw much inspiration from them, though I don’t argue that there are a lot of very talented people over there. There is one guy, however, that I do think about a lot. I might go as far as to say that he is my number one favorite artist.
Akihiko Yoshida is the man. His character designs for Final Fantasy Tactics are largely to blame for the absence of noses in my earlier stuff. I just stumbled on some hi-res stuff of his, and I thought it’d make for a pretty good post.
If any of you guys have any links to more hr pictures by him… please leave me a message.