Friday, February 15, 2008
A fan art wallpaper - Kratos Aurion VS Cloud Strife
Takes about 2 weeks to complete.. this wall was on request by a user in animewallpaper forum.
I just new in hand drawn wallpaper so I try my luck to do this.
Using Poser 6 software to do the pose of the character, the job difficulty was cut into half. Save it as JPEG and load in in photoshop. Then I trace the skeleton of the character with it. The reference for kratos was great, so it didnt took much time to draw it.
Unfortunately Cloud character is a big headache. the official character itself has 3 version, one from the original FFVII, one from Kingdom Hearts and one from Advent Children. You can count it as 4 I guess if you count the latest FFVII series "Crisis Core".
First I try to refer from Advent Children. the clothing turns out fine, but the face was a bizzare..
He looks like Trunks Dragonball in Cloud Advent Children suite.
Not satisfy with how it turns out, I use Dark Cloud from Kingdom Heart for his head. Instead of drawing from skretch, I trace it out from the original picture.
Luckily I have a great reference for his weapon, so I just trace it.
Kratos sword is simple so no big deal for it.
For the background, it took many days for the inspiration, but the drawing didnt took even a day. Referenced from Tales of Symphonia OVA screenshot, I just move it in a suitable position and trace it with Painter. Then I added a big block of rock for them to stood on. The rest is just a simple photoshop filter.
Its not being critics yet by forumers right now (the day this was posted), but I feel great because the wall is accepted by the one who request it. He even give a rep to me, which I not expected.
Posted by animous at 3:22 PM