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Ahead on our Way by hyperionwitch Ahead on our Way by hyperionwitch
Only FULL VIEW does this justice!! :heart:

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Yes, well, anyway. For those of you who can't speak 1337, I can't WAIT for Advent Children, I'm all kinds of freaking out.

These are my three favorite guys from Final Fantasy VII, all Advent Children style! *giggles* They're in left-to-right order of my favoritism--Reno's first, then Cid (who I really didn't think I'd like), and Vincent. It's a close race really, but that's how it boils down. I would have submitted them all seperately, but I would have submitted them in the order I did them (same order as favoritsm) and I didn't want just one to be on my main page (until I upload something new). I love all three of them! So here they are, all three of them. If anyone wants the wallpaper version (it's smaller), tell me and I'll put it up in scraps.

Okay. This picture was basically an experiment in light sources (I'm using them now, yay!!) and colored shadows/highlights. Like Vincent. Red fabric with blue shadows is the biggest pain EVER. In fact, Vincent took the longest of the three (all this morning--I started CGing it around 11, I think, and I finished around 3:30...augh, my neck really hurts...) because I couldn't just use dodge and burn--I had to paint in the blue and use opacities and variations...and all sorts of stuff. Cid wasn't too bad, I just had to make the light source really bright (actually, it was his drawing that was the worst part--good LORD he's hard to draw correctly). Reno was the easiest. I really don't know why. I did do a colored shadow technique on his skin, though, and I think it turned out really well. Finally, many of the colors were taken from Advent Children screenshots--like some of the skin tones, some of the hair colors, and some of the clothing.

I'm sure, if you've read this far, you know what I'm about to say, but I will say it anyway. I'm incredibly, incredibly proud of how these turned out. *beams* Alright, I'm finished. :heart:

Reno, Cid, and Vincent all belong to Squaresoft
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Missywoot1124 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Photographer
I really like this picture. I love Advent Children. It's the best movie ever. Reno's my favorite too. Today I watched the movie today and counted up how many times Reno and Rude fail at something. They fail 20 times. >.<
ink-angel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Love how vincent's gun is smoking. :) nice job.
Darkwolfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good ^^
snow-princess Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006   Digital Artist
I think Cid's face is a bit screwed up, but the pic overall is really good :D **faves**
kunoichi-kari Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
*drools over Reno* So hot....
Engill16 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
WHOA!!!!!!!!...*drools* looks so awesome....*.*.........WHOA....everything about it is awesome....
amjl81 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
*Gasps* It has Reno!!! It has Reno!! *Silently* And Vincent and Cid. It has Reno!
I like the style of the wallpaper, pretty neat, and the look on the faces. Real cool. Good job!
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, my kinda thinking (Cid would be a little louder, but...yeah). Thanks! ^^
RainBowDeath Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006   Writer
very wick'd and I would just like to say Reno is left handed :P and these 3 are my fav good guys.
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm. Indeed. Oh well, he could just be holding it for showing-off purposes. ^^

Thanks. :heart:
thechaolover Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Wow. This is awesome. I'm gonna fave it. Could you please tell me why all the heros in the movie wear those little red ribbons on their arms? I can't figure it out!
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Got me, I haven't seen it yet (...I WANT TO SO BAD). But they look pink. Maybe it has to do with Aeris. *shrug*

Thanks! :heart:
thechaolover Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Hey, that might be it...It might be about Aeris. I saw the movie, but I couldn't figure it out.
ludeshka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
Vincent and Reno both look really cool ^__________^
Fleetrun Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
Holy crap! o.o This looks so good! I like how each character had their own setting and mood to them..great job!
hellrider86 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
The dimenions are 1024x768. And I'll look at the Sephiroth pic asap. Oh, and have you beaten the Emeral and Ruby weapons? And do you know of any non-boss characters that supply alot of AP? I've been trying to level up my *Knights of the Round* materia, which I'm pretty sure you know is quite the task, and do you have any tips on getting the *Final Attack* materia? I'm just dying to make those American monsters die (yes, pun intended). :tea:
SakuraL Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
yup yup september
pre ordered it and the dirge of cerberous.
Ooo i can't wait.

GREAT JOB on the pic. It's Kick Ass!!! you are one talented art person. you are certaintly on my deviant watch!!! i'm as excited as you our about advent. i hope i don't embarass myself like shittin in my pants when i finally have a hold on it when i pick it up :aww:
But when you do finish the sephiroth picture SEND RIGHT OVER TO ME!!! i'm gonna have a buttload of sephiroth pics at my place :nod:
OH! how i love that man*grr* anywho
your pic is bad ass and continue on the FF7 they're kick ass like you:heart:
Larecia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005   Digital Artist
Setember 13th is when it comes out in the USA ;) Can't wait.
LunaticStar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
All manners of coolness. YAY! I haven't been following the FF7 movie's trailors myself, just seen one about uh...shit..3 years ago? ~_~ When are they gonna release that sucker. Kind of annoying. And where is FF12? Dammitaru. =( Oh well.

Squeenix complaints aside, and STILL not knowing what the HELL "Pyramid" did in FF7 but look cool, very good tribute to the guys. I loved Reno and the turks. :-/ Though the battles were crappy, even the last one was a pushover, the characters were just well, cool. Guys in suits with guns. COOL. Heheh. Cid was hard to like. Maybe cuz of the way he treated women. XD But it was amusing nonetheless. Vincent, I am slightly ashamed to say, is my favoritist character EVAR and I was such a fangirl for him for the longest time. I still think he rocks, and has the best and saddest side-story. Yeah so Barette's ARM got blown off. Whoopie freaking doo. Vincent got FROZEN by EVIL crazy people and his girl was tortured and he could hear the screams. That's profound. Okay. I'm going back into fangirl mode. Ughhh. Must be normal. >_<

Yeah. Cool lighting - SUPER cool suit ACTION on Reno - both his and Vin's panel are great. Cid seems a bit off, maybe the lack of profound background, and his torso seems a bit teeny for the popeye arms. ^^ Look foreward to seeing your Sephiroth rendition. Keep up the good work. Your style is unique and therefore rocks more than people's styles that are not as unique.

Yeah rock out whatever. o_o

Sorry if it double posts. DA is being a pile of llama dung.
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's being released soon...I mean, you can preorder it from Australia and it says it's released October 26 or something there, so...hopefully soon. As for FF12...I dunno. But I DO know that the battle system for it sounds like Kingdom Hearts! X3

Thanks for the comments. :heart: As for Cid, yeah...I kinda knew that about his torso...but his picture caused me enough trouble as it was, so I kinda just decided it looked fine the way it was.

And, of course, now I'll reply to your game comments. Pyramid just stopped one of your characters from attacking and you had to physically attack it to make it go away. It was kind of annoying, but it wasn't too bad. I dunno, I've only really seen Cid interact with Shera (I'm not that far in the game, really) and, yeah, he's a big jerk to her, but since I really have seen him with other women, I can't say what I think. He seemed okay about Yuffie during the Wutai subquest thing. All vaguely chivalrous (as vaguely chivalrous as Cid can get). Wow, you really like Vincent, don't you? lol I've always liked him, but recently I've found him really funny (not his past, that's not funny at all, it's sad and dramatic). Like, when you're leaving Shinra mansion and he comes after you, he does that whole stereotypical vampire cape thing and is like, "Lucrecia..." It really strikes me as hilarious. But yeah. (That was a long paragraph...)

Thanks again! ^^
Sandgoddess-Naomi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
*runs around screaming*
Me too! This movie is going to kick SO MUCH ASS! >__<x

And I so can't wait for VINCENT!!!

This picture is really cool! I think you did your shading well!
hellrider86 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Hi, could I have a wallpaper? :blush:

The artwork is really cool, and it is soooooo sharp and clean. The values are great and the way they contradict each other is something even better - which doesn't happen by accident. I especially like Valentine's coat is flawless. The soft, velvety texture and FANTASTIC shadowing and color contrasts knocked me onto the floor. The really bright light on Cid Highwind's pannel provides a bright sunshine-throught-the-clouds-at-noon look. Reno's suit looks like a thousand-dollar crushed velvet suit, and the night stick looks truly deadly, plus the ghost white skin fits him to the T.

I hafta disagree with you on how cool Reno of the Turks is. Sure, he looks really cool--skinny pasty redhead in a suit and night stick, but I always found his fights to be really easy. Assault on the Sector 7 Pillar was too easy, as all he did was stick you into a pyramid. Reno and Rude the next couple of times was a joke. The (optional) turks fight in the Shinra building on the third disc was no problem at all. Now, I know his fights aren't probably whay you like him, but I had to throw that out there. All I know is that Sephiroth in his big black coat and frigin looooooooong *long* Marasume is undoubtedly the coolest game character ive ever seen.

Anyways, back to the original subject. Are the line marks on the ground grass? It looks like tall grass. But anyway, this piece is indescribably beautiful. I've seen all of your artwork online, including on nirvanaraeven, and I hafta say this leaps and bounds above most of the other work. :beams: You really should be proud of this. If you publish this quality of workto the media and public, you will go beyond the stars. :tea:
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly! Though I have to ask, what are your desktop dimensions? ^^

Thank you SO much for this comment, it's such a great thing to read right before bed--you know, end your day on a high note--and it's really appreciated. *blush*

You're right; his fights aren't why I like him. X3 In fact, I agree with you on that point. Haha, ironically, the other day (when I decided to pick up FF7 again after, like, a year's absence) I was talking about Reno and how he's my favorite, but that his fights were disappointingly easy. In his defense, though, I like his animation for casting Pyramid. ^^ Oh, and if you like Sephiroth that much, you'll be happy to know I'm working on a picture of Sephiroth in a similar style as these three. *grin*

Um, the line marks are part of the border for each picture (I think that's what you're referring to). ^^ Again, thank you so much. :hug:
greyallison Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
HOTT. I will leave a more eloquent comment when I'm not supposed to be taking a shower and sleeping. But this is wonderful, and my new wallpaper, too! You should draw gorgeous men more often, you're good at it. ;)
greenangel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
LOL omg... when I saw this, i made a noise that sounded like I was having an orgasm or something... lmao :heart: :heart: :heart:
KittysTavern Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
I really like the 'mood' of each panel. I like the backgrounds a lot as well.
Larecia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Mistress-Faye Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
And it's sad I know what that says.

I can't wait for the movie to come out. *le sigh* Nice piece here, by the way.
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