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Squall Leonhart by Simanion Squall Leonhart by Simanion
Not art, just a new ID. Childhood (Final) fantasy come true - Squall from FFVIII. Kinda lame, I know. But just indulge me. If there's one place to post this crap, it's on DeviantArt, haha.

I'm not normally a costume-based player but my friend had a themed party: game characters. I grew up with Final Fantasy and was obsessed with VII-X (I'm just...confused by everything post-X). While my older brother played FFVII and I watched, FFVIII was the first I played, and my first proper introduction to RPGs. I don't really game any more, ever since I started taking art more seriously and would just feel guilty that I wasn't spending time on that instead. But these games will always occupy a special place in my...thumbs.

So for the party I just threw together stuff I luckily already had. The faux fur was a leftover from when I was a Viking. The sword I cut from pieces of cardboard and held together internally with a metal ruler and butter knives. Lol. I was pretty impressed with myself for that.

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tinapopp Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely excellent costume and pose!
Damostoaster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool... always wanted a gun blade :-)

mrayne32 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look just like him here good going.
zidaria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great costume and also cool pose. :thumbsup:
GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional
neverxhale Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im not a fan but I know the image.  Well done
RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This game never gets old and neither does the cosplay about it. Great job.
SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! :D
BrittanyJustus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BrittanyJustus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dankex Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
I love Final Fantasy! :wow: So well done mate :) 
DonJaun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome work on this!
Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's pretty damn epic! <3 final fantasy haha... I would probably do Lulu from 10 (if I had the body for it haha) or a moogle appearance from 9 lol... I would totally be a moogle. :)
Sans-sommeil Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Um, I'm so not cool here, know nothing about the game. But can I still like the picture?
(The first word that comes to mind when I see this is: confident. And I think that's great, you look great.) 
(..and the sword is really awesome too!)
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah of course you can :P And thanks! Did you ever play video games when you were younger? I just got really obsessed with a certain few games. Sim City was also one of them. Which in a weird way changed my direction in the way I drew. I started drawing miniature cities and eventually fantasy cities, pretty much entirely because of that game.
Sans-sommeil Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Traditional Artist

Oh, now as you‘ve mentioned it I think I can notice some Sim City influence on your art. I think it‘s beautiful.. the way that art can reflect quite everything that once was in artist‘s mind.

I‘ve played Sim City once, but I failed really hard on organising things. My city was nice-looking but not functional at all, I was really regrettable player :ashamed: Therefore I‘ve never been a big fan of that game.

The only game that I trully adored (and I still do) is called Syberia. The game‘s mission starts in a small town called Valadilene. (Weren‘t there any mechanical toys in your childhood?) In this town quite everything is a mechanism (starting from door-handles and ending with quite individual robots and even trains). Everything is for a reason there and quite everything needs a keyscrew to live. This place.. always seemed so delicate and so fragile to me, it has eventually become my secret dream place. (And by the way, while the game‘s louding they show you pictures, pencil sketches of these mechanisms and how they work. I could stare at those pictures for hours).

Ha, so if you ever notice something like that in my gallery.. you will know where it comes from ^^;

Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I don't think my Sim cities ever really lasted that long. You always end up in massive debt, with fires and tornadoes everywhere and it's really depressing, haha. That game Syberia sounds really beautiful! I should Google image that. I love it when worlds are made so well and with such detail that you can really escape into them.
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