When we last left Edison Yan, artist for 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts, he was drawing the casts of the Street Fighter franchise and Final Fantasy VII. Observant readers noticed that Yan had skipped Seth, but he’s since been added to the mix (and Yan might have to add T. Hawk and Juri as well, if these Super Street Fighter IV rumors pan out).
Well, Yan’s been busy in the months leading up the release of the well-received Scribblenauts: he designed the cover of the August issue of Italian Nintendo Power; posted an alternate cover for Scribblenauts on his personal blog; contributed to UDON’s Darkstalkers Tribute with a piece called “The Succubus Queen” featuring Felicia, Morrigan, and Hsien-Ko (also check out Paul Robertson’s piece); and re-made the cast of Final Fantasy VI in his trademark style.
Scribblenauts may have some issues, but its art isn’t one of them. I really like Yan’s style, and I find myself re-using certain items just because I like the way they look (the pterodactyl, polar bear, and tiger, for example). If you like Yan’s style too, thank Final Fantasy VI: “This Final Fantasy VI set is probably my favorite set of the bunch because it’s one of my favorite games of all time. This game inspired me A LOT and had everything to do with me getting into concept art for videogames in the first place,” he says.
I particularly like the Kefka and Shadow/Interceptor characters, and, though I didn’t think it was possible, Yan managed to make moogles even cuter.
Be sure to check all of Edison Yan’s art, videogame-related or not, on his blog. Kupo!