Sunday, March 6, 2011
Week 5 - Tetsuya Numora
Tetsuya Numora is a Japanese concept artist. He started doing small, illustrated advertisements, and has since progressed to being the concept artist behind the Final Fantasy video game franchise. He does not have many full rendered illustrations, but instead focuses on costume and character design. His coloring is very soft, perhaps digital or markers, but with a kind of translucency like watercolor. I really love every character he's designed, he uses a lot of detail on jewelry, accessories, and layering clothing. Very visually interesting. The costumes Numora has designed have inspired many fans to make real life re-creations, and his characters have inspired many artists to make fan art and inspired characters of their own. His creativity is obvious, as is his talent, and as a fan of many of his games and his coloring techniques, I thought he was a good choice to share with the class.