Final Fantasy IV Wallpaper: Summoner of the Mist

Square Enix, Final Fantasy IV, Rydia Wallpaper
Square Enix Studio Final Fantasy IV Game Rydia Character

1280x1024 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Please full view! EVERYTHING in the BG is made by me!

This is Rydia of the Mist from Final Fantasy IV. She is the Summoner. I love the Summoner job (check out the number of Yuna wallpapers I've made...). I am a huge FF fan and I've researched all of the old games. My fondest wish is to get a GameBoy Advance, and Nintendo DS, and all the games (I have a PS 2 for games 7 through 9), and to play 11 online. I own 10, 10-2 and 12...someday maybe. :nerd: I am an obsessive dork.

Anyway, this bg is 100% made by me. The rocks, waterfall, glowing thing, and mist I made by hand. The rocks and water are painted. The glowing thing is a take on the wings tutorial at Ianimetions and the mist is painted and smudged. The stars are brushes.

Originally there is only 1 bird in the pick but I made Franken-birds from it to have the other two. The bird infront of Rydia is glowing in the scan so I made all of them glow the same bright yellow.

Can I mention again the enormous effort that waterfall was?

Time: 14 hours
Layers: 42
Music: hours and hours of JPop

Please comment!

UPDATE Naomi and Starr suggested that I blend her edges a bit more so that she isn't on top of the background, she's part of it. Voila!

Another update: This wall is Illuminated at Celestial Luminesse! I can't tell you just how tickled I am!





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  1. yashademon Dec 13, 2006

    Beautifuuuuul ^^
    really nice work thanks

  2. rydiaemerald Dec 13, 2006

    ohmygodohmygod! I love Rydia! (hence my username!) I saw this on the recently submitted artwork thing on Minitokyo's main page and thought... "no.. it couldn't be" BUT IT IS! This is beautiful. Rydia looks whimsical and beautiful at the same time. It is perfect. And my first fav!

  3. FallenAngelZoicyte Dec 13, 2006

    this is AMAZING! *GASP* its so beautiful. all the work you did on the BG is so real and pretty and Rydia fints in PERFECTLY! THIS WALL SHOULD BE IN THE ELITE GALLERY! much better than your "lazy" xmas walls. make more wallies like this!

  4. Fran Retired Moderator Dec 13, 2006

    Wow, the background is impresive! it really caught my eye :)
    but! I can't help but to point out that the extraction was not very good....her hair looks too sharp, birds doesn't look very blended...maybe a little blur over the wings
    But, overall it's an amazing wallpaper!
    Keep it up :D

  5. FallenAngelZoicyte Dec 13, 2006

    i meant Rydia FITS in... lol

  6. melymay Dec 13, 2006

    Beautifuly done :D :D :D I can't believe you did that background yourself :o Everything looks perfect, as if the wallpaper was just a really good screen shot of an anime. Keep it up! Definite fave XD

  7. starrliteangel Dec 13, 2006

    I think this is gorgeous! I love the scan, and that waterfall looks awesome. I can definitely see the amount of work you put into it. I agree with Naomi about the extraction. I would go once around the girl and the birds with the blur tool set on a lower strength. If the girl and birds fit a little better, maybe a feature? hehe. I really love the wall, but good extraction is one of the requirements to get an illumination. (your extraction is good, but the extracted area and the bg just need to be blended together more)

  8. Anason Dec 14, 2006

    Nice wallpaper. I really like it.

  9. Ayuri Dec 14, 2006

    This is one of the beautiful thing I never seen. Such a talent you must been blessed, Rydia she was powerful for sure when she grown up^^ Wow do you draw Rose as well? lol Really I'm impressed I'll look forward for your next chefs-d'oeuvre!

  10. inuyashalove04 Dec 14, 2006

    Beautiful wallpaper! The image of Rydia is wonderful. The waterfull is excellent...amazing work doing that. I also like the birds, they fill in the other side of the wallpaper, without taking away from Rydia. Nice work on everything.

  11. Sinever Dec 14, 2006

    I really like what have you done & I like its colors too
    well done

  12. AlexXan Dec 14, 2006

    Now this is what i call nice wallie :) Nice choosen scan, nice coloring and nice bg ~
    Keep it up ~ u are from time to time better and better ~

  13. lulu-chan Dec 14, 2006

    my what a ovely wallie I placed already on my desktop thx for sharing :)

  14. MasterPivot Dec 14, 2006

    Nice work.
    I don't think I've ever seen a wallpaper of Rydia before...

  15. FallenAngelZoicyte Dec 14, 2006

    the blending on the hair and birds did improve the wallie. breath taking. gasp! i died from lack of air! JK. Love it.

  16. 7AIHUNGER Dec 14, 2006

    Awsome I wanted to do some Final Fantasy V artwork awhile back, but I've been busy. This is incredible. I love the star the brushes, and the birds are really nice touch. They remind me of her hair exellent!

  17. Northy Dec 14, 2006

    That is really, really impressive. A nice wallpaper in every sense of the word.

  18. krava Dec 15, 2006

    wow it's so great! how can u make the background like that ? with a sketch or by a digital way?

  19. viekazama Dec 15, 2006

    Wow... awesome XD
    incredible skills you've git XD

  20. PikaMoon Dec 15, 2006

    Wowza! If it wasn't for the fact that you told us that you did everything by hand...wow...I SO would not have believed it. The wallie is simply amazing. I luv everything about it. The waterfall...I thought it was a part of the picture. The birds...so cute! XD and...the mist? You only painted and then smudged? Wow! I thought it looked more complicated than that. Wow...you're good~

    Either way, luv this wallie! Thanks so much for sharing. Looks absolutely wonderful and...I like summoners too! ^.~ Only know Yuna but...meh, FF is cool. Thanks for sharing again! +fave+ =^.^=

  21. Kyelor Dec 15, 2006

    Hey, your love of Final Fantasy really comes through in this wall! It looks like you've spent a lot of time...especially that's all done by hand? Sugoiii ^_^ That takes incredible skill right there! Just looking at it makes me want to check out the Final Fantasy games (I've never tried one before, but I hear they're good!).

    What I like best here are those stars and lights...it makes it look so lovely!

  22. Firemace Dec 15, 2006

    An awe and hard work pays off in simple words of line.

    Fabulous.Gorgeous.Glamorous. I love your Background best. Truly amazing. Truly...I am speechless. Cause i have nothing more to say! It's so Divine !

  23. LeeAnn Dec 15, 2006

    so mysical!
    the effects u made are awesome!

  24. RNA072100 Dec 15, 2006


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