Monday, 11 January 2016

A David Bowie Tribute by Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy Artist)

Rather sadly, last night David Bowie passed away from complications with cancer at the age of 69. It's a tragedy to lose anyone let alone someone whose talent has influenced the arts so greatly. I say arts because music doesn't quite cut what his influence was.

The outpouring of love for David Bowie has been absolutely beautiful. He was an insanely talented guy who really did change music and personally has been responsible for a whole lot of my taste in music. As such it's really beautiful to see such a great tribute to the man by the artist behind so many of the beautiful creations in the Final Fantasy video game series, Yoshitaka Amano.

Especially when you consider Bowie's music was very obviously much of an influence for the Final Fantasy series. I'm sad I'll never get to meet this guy, but this is an excellent tribute and so perfectly suited to Bowie and his androgynous style throughout the years that Amano is known for in his art.

Check it out here:

This next one is a personal favourite of mine as it's so totally Bowie and so totally Final Fantasy all in one image.