Final Fantasy VII: In the Garden

Square Enix, Final Fantasy VII, Moogle, Cactuar, Aerith Gainsborough
Square Enix Studio Final Fantasy VII Game Moogle Character Cactuar Character Aerith Gainsborough Character


Artist Comment

My OTP. :3 Inspired by: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101009152232/finalfantasy/images/8/88/Ffvii-cloudaerith.jpg

Some of you may remember this: http://forum.minitokyo.net/t71709
I ended up hating the background, so I decided to keep it simple instead (aka I got lazy). Also fixed up their proportions (I'm pretty sure it's still messed up though, lol, just not as bad as it was before) and the height discrepancy because it honestly bothers me when Cloud is tall. So yeah, spent way too long on this to the point I don't entirely like it anymore, but it's also because I spent so much time on it that I'm posting it. x)

The moogle and chocobo were CyanideBlizzard's idea…decided to add in a cactaur and tonberry (it's hiding, and strikes when you least expect D8), too.

Cloud has on his main Dissidia outfit, and Aeris's outfit is based on Adella's cosplay interpretation of Amano's designs with the boots from Amano version Dissidia outfit and her original hair and ribbon. For the overall style I was trying to combine Nomura and Amano's styles with my own.

painted in black and white, colors added through a load of soft light, hard light, hue, and adjustment layers. Used one of PS's included textures and this one.
PsCS5 and Bamboo

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  1. ndox900 Jan 13, 2012

    this is much more cool than with the background , love that chocobo ^^

  2. aozoraskies Jan 19, 2012

    I wanted to comment before faving but words kept failing... So quickie:

    I didn't comment on the Sandbox edition last time but I really like how you went for minimalism background in the end - less complicated work with angles lol. It lends focus to the characters, especially with the colours like this. Sort of faded and with the reddish-tones kind of standing out, make me think of those old 1950-1960s photographs. Me Gusta
    And your brushstrokes are forever love.

    The colour-on-monochrome technique is interesting too, I heard and seen of it before, but I never tried it myself... The effect is so lovely though. xo Loving the misty background creatures lol, chocobo, cacti and something cute and fluffy. xD +fave

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