I drew Sophitia from the Soul Caliber series for Rangoric’s (my fiance’s) birthday. The upshot of this was that I had an excuse to study her character model in SC4; I knew the character models were detailed, but wow. Sometimes it floors me how far videogame graphics have come since I’ve been aware of them. I started playing games during the PS1 era, and I think I still see game graphics in that level of resolution in my mind’s eye. Then I start looking at the details on Sophitia’s belt, and it’s like “Really? This is now possible?”
I used this fanart as the header back when I was cblogging for Destructoid, many moons ago. I have a dark secret though: I never actually finished Odin’s Sphere. I’ve been slowly chipping away at it since 2007, and I’m up to the final endboss sequence. I think I reached the point where I realized I would have to level Mercedes (or maybe Oswald?), put the controller down and didn’t want to think about it for much longer. I’ve probably played through Gwen’s book about five times by now, however.
Another colored pencil piece that came out pretty smooth, considering.
A fairly nice Izuna from Izuna: Unemployed Ninja. This is one of my favorite self-drawn fan pictures, because it came out pretty much exactly like I wanted it to. Usually, even with drawings I really like, I see things I could have fixed a few days later, but every time I look at this one I just smile. Actually, I think a lot of my fondness for the Izuna franchise comes from the fact that I now associate the character with this drawing, and the feeling it gives me.
Ah happy art feelings for once, instead of angsty-art feelings! Need more of that.
I did this little FFIV strip because I was experimenting with something, which is why it looks a little rough around the edges. Kind of a neat idea though, just taking ideas from random FFs and turning them into one-page strips….next time though, COLOR.
Loved the designs in FFVI DS, by the way- well, except for Rosa; I have no clue what happened there.
I honestly have no idea why I drew Bayonetta, I remember at the time the game came out, I had, like, A REASON (something in particular I was trying to portray about the character), but I can’t remember for the life of me what that was. Even though she’s not a character I’m particularly fond of (and I’ve never played the game), I think it came out well- now, if only I could remember what this was FOR….
Rydia! Actually done with colored pencil, which is why it looks so different. I wanted to draw her and real media and then paste her onto a box, which I did, so that’s why it looks so different. I don’t do stuff like this much because it always comes out messy and whatnot, but it’s fun now and again.