As you may have heard, acclaimed Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D artist appeared on Japanese streaming video site Nico Nico Douga earlier this week to draw popular ASCII art from popular bulletin board 2ch. Someone recorded the live stream, complete with scrolling Japanese comments, and posted the drawing session (starting around 03:55 in the video above).

I was already impressed with Amano's detailed re-imagination of 2ch's Yaruo figure, but I'm even more blown away by how quickly he sketched the piece! The artist also speed-sketched Final Fantasy IV's Kain, shown below:

[Via Go Nintendo]