I’ve finally finished it - Faris (and Syldra) for edtertainer’s Final Fantasy art collab!
This was one of the most indecisive pictures I’ve done in a long time. Every step of the way I struggled with choices of design and color and composition (I’d initially thought to try somehow combining the sprite & Amano designs, but in the end my compromise was a much simplified interpretation of Amano’s concepts. Ngl I kind of panicked when it came to the coat, haha). I did a lot of experimenting and correcting of lineart in Photoshop that I don’t normally do. Including Syldra was one of the biggest headaches of all. In the end, there are many parts of this I’m proud of, and some I still dislike (and I just had to throw in the towel eventually), but I learned quite a lot along the way so I’m happy overall.
And Faris is one of my favorite characters in the series, so it was about time I did some proper fanart! I love how everyone in this game has a deep connection to one or more animals or beasts :3
This not only came out absolutely gorgeous, but dude— you said EXACTLY what me and my best friend have said so many times about this game. I think it’s so incredible that someone with so much talent used the literal, exact same words that we did when we talked about the game between ourselves countless times. <3 Thank you for the gorgeous art, but also, thank you so much for giving some of us the knowledge that others noticed and thought the same things we did! <3
Ahh, very cool! :D It’s such a lovely aspect of the game - I too am glad others notice it!