Yoshiaki Yoneshima 米島義明 (ROOM T) is a Japanese illustrator that worked for Sega during the late 80s and 90s. His standout works include some of the most popular Sega Mega Drives such as, Bare Knuckle, Bare Knuckle ii and Golden Axe.
Of his Golden Axe illustration Yoshiaki Yoneshima 米島義明 said:
Using all of the seven colors, I tried to express Boris Vallejo's rich taste. Whenever I make game illustrations, I have difficulty in deciding the poses of individual characters that would reveal their personalities. When the package illustration was completed, we intended to place the game logo in the upper part of the illustration. However, a problem arose in keeping the balance, so we finally decided to place it at the bottm.
It is clear from this statement by Yoshiaki Yoneshima 米島義明 that he was inspired by the works of Boris Vallejo.
Of his Bare Knuckle illustration Yoshiaki Yoneshima 米島義明 said:
It is not difficult to express action scenes comically, but certain materials are required to express action scenes in a realistic way. Nevertheless, how well such scenes can be expressed under the restrictions of time and materials is where a professional can show his/her skill.
Of his Bare Knuckle II illustration Yoshiaki Yoneshima 米島義明 said:
I decided on a nighttime view in the background of the main illustration. I placed copies or photographs so as not to spoil the illustration and employed an unconventional technique of having the boss appear from below the logo.