DEVISED A NEW BLITZ! „„THE BEST OEGAMIOM IN THE WORLD :-)

DEVISED A NEW BLITZ! „„THE BEST OEGAMIOM IN THE WORLD :-)

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
dA link!

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

dA link!

LMAO I JUST FOUND THIS ON MY COMPUTER. It’s from last Feb.
Handsome Locke is guaranteed to impress ya girl this Valentine’s Day.

LMAO I JUST FOUND THIS ON MY COMPUTER. It’s from last Feb.

Handsome Locke is guaranteed to impress ya girl this Valentine’s Day.

I’ve been art-blocked so bad on all the things I’ve signed up and otherwise promised to draw, so I decided drawing something ‘easy’ was better than staring at a blank page in despair all day. Anyway, I realized I haven’t actually posted my OTP together in ages, so why not (my sketchbook, however, is filled with plenty of crappy doodles that have not made it to the scanner).
This is actually an older drawing of Celes that I still really like - in fact, and I rarely get to say this about my own art, but this is pretty close to how I really imagine she looks. Locke is still forever a WIP, haha. But there was a spot next to her on the page so I added him in quick because the last few pics of Locke I’ve posted make me cringe now, lolsob.
And yet, this came out looking like an awkward family photo in the end… orz
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I’ve been art-blocked so bad on all the things I’ve signed up and otherwise promised to draw, so I decided drawing something ‘easy’ was better than staring at a blank page in despair all day. Anyway, I realized I haven’t actually posted my OTP together in ages, so why not (my sketchbook, however, is filled with plenty of crappy doodles that have not made it to the scanner).

This is actually an older drawing of Celes that I still really like - in fact, and I rarely get to say this about my own art, but this is pretty close to how I really imagine she looks. Locke is still forever a WIP, haha. But there was a spot next to her on the page so I added him in quick because the last few pics of Locke I’ve posted make me cringe now, lolsob.

And yet, this came out looking like an awkward family photo in the end… orz

dA link!

Hopefully part 1 of a series! For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to explore the, er, dead girlfriends (/wives/mothers) of FFVI in more depth - putting to paper my own ideas for designs and skills and such. So let’s start with the one we know least about - Relm’s mother! Rambling headcanons to follow.
She has no name in canon, and only briefly appears in one of Shadow’s dreams. Not much to work with, right? But I think the very fact she IS so invisible is telling of her relationship with Clyde: that it was superficial at best, and unhappy at worst. Through his dreams, it becomes apparent that Shadow’s entire being has been shaped by Baram, and that his fling with a woman from Thamasa was a distraction-turned-mistake. More than a decade later, he is still haunted by Baram’s memory, yet thinks almost nothing of the woman with whom he sired a daughter; and even upon their reunion, never indicates he has any feelings of love or obligation towards Relm. She was nearly nothing to him - or, he refused to allow her to become important to him, after all he went through with Baram.
But at the same time, perhaps Clyde was nothing to her, either. In a town full of xenophobes, she alone welcomed a stranger, convinced him to stay. She tired of the monotony, didn’t relate well to her neighbors - and so latched on to the first distraction that came her way. The unplanned pregnancy lifted the veils from their eyes, and their resentment for each other grew steadily until the end. Her death, only a few months after Relm’s birth, Clyde suspected was self-inflicted, and he remained in Thamasa in great part only to dissuade accusations of his guilt in the matter. But he could only mask his depression for so long - and when the fear grew too strong that he’d follow her to the grave, he, too, abandoned their daughter.
I’ve depicted Relm’s mother as a Geomancer (making several nods to the Geomancer designs in FFIII & Tactics!) - further headcanon being that all the magis’ power is object-based. Perhaps something that resulted from centuries of evolution, the magi of Thamasa cannot innately cast the more abstract Esper-type magic, but instead must draw their powers from an external force. Strago mimics monsters; Relm manipulates her artwork. Relm’s mother formed a connection with the earth, and indeed, had always felt more at peace alone in the woods, or following a stream, than she did around other people.
I’ve been calling her Ayala, a Hebrew name meaning “doe.”
If anyone has formed other headcanons for Relm’s mother, I’d love to hear them!
(dA link!)

Hopefully part 1 of a series! For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to explore the, er, dead girlfriends (/wives/mothers) of FFVI in more depth - putting to paper my own ideas for designs and skills and such. So let’s start with the one we know least about - Relm’s mother! Rambling headcanons to follow.

She has no name in canon, and only briefly appears in one of Shadow’s dreams. Not much to work with, right? But I think the very fact she IS so invisible is telling of her relationship with Clyde: that it was superficial at best, and unhappy at worst. Through his dreams, it becomes apparent that Shadow’s entire being has been shaped by Baram, and that his fling with a woman from Thamasa was a distraction-turned-mistake. More than a decade later, he is still haunted by Baram’s memory, yet thinks almost nothing of the woman with whom he sired a daughter; and even upon their reunion, never indicates he has any feelings of love or obligation towards Relm. She was nearly nothing to him - or, he refused to allow her to become important to him, after all he went through with Baram.

But at the same time, perhaps Clyde was nothing to her, either. In a town full of xenophobes, she alone welcomed a stranger, convinced him to stay. She tired of the monotony, didn’t relate well to her neighbors - and so latched on to the first distraction that came her way. The unplanned pregnancy lifted the veils from their eyes, and their resentment for each other grew steadily until the end. Her death, only a few months after Relm’s birth, Clyde suspected was self-inflicted, and he remained in Thamasa in great part only to dissuade accusations of his guilt in the matter. But he could only mask his depression for so long - and when the fear grew too strong that he’d follow her to the grave, he, too, abandoned their daughter.

I’ve depicted Relm’s mother as a Geomancer (making several nods to the Geomancer designs in FFIII & Tactics!) - further headcanon being that all the magis’ power is object-based. Perhaps something that resulted from centuries of evolution, the magi of Thamasa cannot innately cast the more abstract Esper-type magic, but instead must draw their powers from an external force. Strago mimics monsters; Relm manipulates her artwork. Relm’s mother formed a connection with the earth, and indeed, had always felt more at peace alone in the woods, or following a stream, than she did around other people.

I’ve been calling her Ayala, a Hebrew name meaning “doe.”

If anyone has formed other headcanons for Relm’s mother, I’d love to hear them!

(dA link!)

Here’s one from the archives… a few years ago there was a forum thread / Comedy Goldmine feature on Something Awful about Abstract Pixel Art, which was pretty cool, I thought! So I made the cast of FFVI; who is surpised.
Relative heights based on their stats. I just eyeballed it.
While making this, I remember being surprised there was so much green in Edgar’s sprite (to my eyes, the overall effect always looked blue, but it’s actually mostly green and purple). His was also the most difficult to decide how to arrange the strips of color. Mog also came out a little funky, but I think all the others look pretty sweet in this style… would kind of like to do this exercise again sometime with another game!

Here’s one from the archives… a few years ago there was a forum thread / Comedy Goldmine feature on Something Awful about Abstract Pixel Art, which was pretty cool, I thought! So I made the cast of FFVI; who is surpised.

Relative heights based on their stats. I just eyeballed it.

While making this, I remember being surprised there was so much green in Edgar’s sprite (to my eyes, the overall effect always looked blue, but it’s actually mostly green and purple). His was also the most difficult to decide how to arrange the strips of color. Mog also came out a little funky, but I think all the others look pretty sweet in this style… would kind of like to do this exercise again sometime with another game!

This was supposed to be a quick one-hour exercise but I got carried away…
Agrias is one of those characters who I don’t know if I’d rather wish to marry or be. Mmm.
dA link!

This was supposed to be a quick one-hour exercise but I got carried away…

Agrias is one of those characters who I don’t know if I’d rather wish to marry or be. Mmm.

dA link!