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Moment of Peace by priteeboy Moment of Peace by priteeboy
This is my entry to the so I herd u liek progress? contest for fan-artists. Where the goal simply is to pick an old fan-art (the more shameful, the better) and remake it with present-day skills to show the improvement. A thumbnail to the original one made about 5 years ago is at the bottom, Try not to focus too much on how awful that is, just how much of an improvement this version is :aww:

So basically the concept had to be the same, so I just drew Cloud resting after what has probably been a long day of keeping Sephiroth at bay :ninjabattle: I think my use of lighting and shadow is stronger now, anatomy a bit too. And I at least tried to use an interesting perspective too that seems more "heroic". No reference was used for the pose or angle either so I had to go out on limb for that :) I was almost going to draw Sephiroth but none of my old Sephy pics seemed worth re-doing.

Update: Changed the angle of his chin to match the rest of the face more due to several comments on that. It was easier to edit that than re-do the whole face.

Original: [link]

update 2 Came second place! :w00t:

Cloud Strife character copyrighted by Tetsuya Nomura, this illustration is made and owned by me. Do not use without my permission
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:iconsmileofmalevolence:
SmileOfMalevolence Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This is fantastic!
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:iconmikolasshadows:
MikolasShadows Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a difference, this is absolutely amazing. He looks great. Amazing job.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :thanks:
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:iconmikolasshadows:
MikolasShadows Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome. :aww:
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4evermonicris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
the details are wonderful! great perspective too!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Shadica1stClass Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u have improved so much wow! just saw the original!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original is terrible :crying: But I think I might be able to do better than this one again now :plotting:
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha ha :) ya
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome!
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:iconvalentiniak:
ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice indeed
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:iconkittycarousel:
KittyCarousel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The sky is amazing! Also, I like his hair c:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconfnckpo:
FNCKPO Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cloud *w* <3
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:icon123arskas:
123arskas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Magnificent !!!!!
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:iconwhiterosebrian:
WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent.
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:iconzxneonxz:
zxNEONxz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
holy s--- this is awesome i really like the way you made the background
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Glad yo liked it :)
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xenaferetek Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
You really improved :iconthefuckplz:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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:iconlian0013:
lian0013 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome background
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's epic dude, keep up the awesome work! :la:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try ;p
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:iconsonia-p:
sonia-p Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
It is really amazing ,especially the background is wonderful.skillfully done.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I wish my characters will finally look as good as my backgrounds - most people have the opposite problem :lol:
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Both of them are really good and amazing.you are so talented.
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Leon-Kennedy-RE Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel like ive seen this a long time ago like years ago judging by what you said i have!
really good to i wasnt a ff fan but i always liked cloud.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool if you actually feel like you remember it - even if the original was horribly mediocre :XD:

I suck at RPG games actually, I can honestly say I've drawn more FF than I've played :ashamed:
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:iconraliku:
RaLiku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist
great job :D *o*
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:iconcolor-sekai:
color-sekai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow... you really made lots of progress from the original! awesome :D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I did - otherwise it would have been a massive waste of time :lol: I still need to get better at some stuff, but everything here still flogs the original ;p

Thanks for commenting :)
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color-sekai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconcirquedushane:
cirquedushane Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Photographer
That's AWESOME!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Man 8-)
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dvn225 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You made some major progress since that 2006 piece.

Congrats on getting the DD!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got me all excited thinking I got a DD on this :saddummy: You must have meant the contest results ;)

Thanks for commenting and faving!
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dvn225 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't see why this can't be DD material. XD

I guess I spent too much time looking through DDs.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Awesome!
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xxHarlequin7xx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! The improvement in this is just amazing!! Practice makes perfect I guess :D I love seeing pieces like this that show improvement!! :D
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:iconparito:
parito Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww Cloud...
An excellent work, as always.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! :)
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:iconparito:
parito Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Summoner-Yuka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely breathtaking! :iconiloveyouplz:

Hmmm, one thing... There seems to be something off about his face. Maybe the placement of the features or the angle? His eyes need more empathisis, I think. Not because I'm a whore for Cloud's eyes or anything... :shiftyeyes:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of people said something about his face, I have no idea how to fix it, it was a first time drawing a face from such a low angle so that's my excuse :XD:
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Summoner-Yuka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Heehee! :giggle: Well, the entire thing is awesome and I can understand your excuse. ^-^ For a first time, you really did a great job!
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Sweet-Sakura-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love this game, you have cloud painted very well, I really like the pose.
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Yerdian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... why can't I colour like that?
*jealous*
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colouring is always my favourite part, more than the actual drawing process to begin with (which I think is more important anyway, good colouring can't hide bad underlying drawings :paranoid:)
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Yerdian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My colouring totally sucks! I wish I had a tablet and photoshop. (my trial has expired and its too expensive to buy).
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