Something Something, Brooding

Vincent ValentineI must admit, there is something oddly endearing about Vincent Valentine and his overall design/character, however overplayed the archetype is. Then again, he comes from a time long before Belt and Zipper Overload, so I figure that if FF7 were created today, Vincent would probably be adorned with them all over.

As for this, well, I’ll freely admit the picture is generic. I did enjoy getting to draw Vincent again after so many years, so I guess that balances everything out.

Tea Time

Cid HighwindFirst, WOW, I’m really bad about keeping up with this!

Second, thanks in part to a dear heart friend of mine, I’ve gotten back into Final Fantasy VII. It’s only been, what, 13-14 years since I’ve last played the game? So much makes sense now (and doesn’t, no thanks to the Compilation, but I digress), and my opinions on most of the characters have changed drastically. Having, yanno, life experience and adulthood will do that to you.

Here’s a Cid Highwind I did a while back. I relate to Cid in most respects (except I don’t smoke like a smokestack, and I hate heights), which may or may not be a good thing…

Such Sweet Sorrow

terraFinal Fantasy 6 is one of my favorite FF titles. Mostly because it has a very strong cast of characters, especially when it comes to females. Terra in particular stood out to me the most (though Celes is just as awesome, too!).

And her esper form was, and still is, simply gorgeous. Nice to see it rendered in 3 dimensions in ‘Dissidia’, imho.

Highly Unusual

treekToday brings us Treek, the -depending on who you ask- anachronistic CM-only ewok companion in TOR. I was never fussed with the whole lore issue of the Star Wars EU (not that it matters much anymore), plus they never actually refer to Treek’s species, so it’s neither here nor there. Still, she’s a good healer companion to have, esp. if you didn’t choose a healer-based AC and/or get your healer late in the game. Or, if you’re like me, and hate Doc with a passion.

I opted to draw Treek in a style similar to the old ‘Ewoks’ cartoon from the 80′s. It was a pretty good fit for her, and I’m surprised that -to the best of my knowledge- no one else has done something similar before.

As for the 80′s cartoons themselves, ‘Droids’ was like sitting through a root canal with little to no Novocaine. ‘Ewoks’ -the first season- on the other hand, wasn’t memorable, but pretty decent none the less.  Except for the 1st season’s theme song. That’s an earworm that gets stuck in my head so bad whenever I hear it, ughhh….

shrug

splintWhen I first saw the new TMNT cartoon, I was pretty impressed with it after a couple of episodes. A show that was funny, had some gripping moments, and a lot of heart? Do very much want! I was hooked practically the rest of the season (though I’ll say there were a few dud-y episodes).

Season 2? Ehhh… not so much. Something about it hasn’t really *clicked* with me yet. Maybe it’s the focus on Monsters of the Week. Or maybe it’s the slightly uneven characterization of several characters. I’d like to think it’s just a sophomore slump. They’ve got 3 more episodes left to turn it around, so here’s hoping.

On the bright side, Splinter’s still fun to draw from this show. But I *kinda* wish he -and to an extent, April- would get some refreshed appearances. Oh well.

Dailies

sd_link_finalI tried participating in Sketch_Dailies today. The theme for this particular day was ‘Link’. As in ‘Legend of Zelda’s Link.

I’ve long been an admirer of SDailies, though for reasons I won’t get into too much here, I just haven’t had the time to participate. I had a fun time, though. If anything, future prompts might be a good way to flex my artistic/creative muscles, esp. for the prompts that allow more original, non-fandom-y freedom. (But the fandom-y/pop culture ones are pretty awesome, too)

Anywho, ‘Majora’s Mask’ is and always will be my favorite LoZ title, simply for how un-’Zelda’-like it is. But let’s face it: ‘Wind Waker’ style is easier to draw in a pinch. ;>

In unrelated news, I updated the galleries with some new pictures. Slowly but surely adding older and newish stuff. Yeah.

 

Well…

zeb_04Figured I’d try and make something of this space. For like the sixth time.

In any case, I blew out a lot of the older images, and I’m now updating everything from scratch. Fun times, trying to put together pages and stuff. *twitch*

Anyhow, here’s a new picture I made. I’m pretty proud of it. I’ll confess it’s silly to be making fan art for characters from shows that we haven’t even seen yet, but dang, Zeb Orrellios -of ‘Star Wars Rebels’- is just way too fun to draw. Can’t wait to see him more in the cartoon proper.

 

Art, pretty much!