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Final Fantasy 13 - speedpaint portraits by Shiruba-Wakahisa Final Fantasy 13 - speedpaint portraits by Shiruba-Wakahisa
I've been watching an LP of FF13 and suddenly felt inspired to draw the main characters!
I hope you like it! :love:

FF13 was a lot better than FF13-2 in my opinion, especially plot- and character-wise.
And I don't know how to feel about the upcoming FF13-3. I mean, I like Lightning, but playing ONLY with her? ;__;

But maybe that's just me. How do you guys feel about the FF13 trilogy (you who played the games of course XD)? =D
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Lightning, Snow, Sazh (& Chocobo Baby), Hope, Vanille and Fang belong to Square Enix
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
wow auf den ersten bilck sahen die echt wie screenshots aus. richtig geil! *.*
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke scßhön. =D
Bin froh, dass es noch Leute gibt, die nicht nur auf den Anime-Mist abfahren, sondern auch realistische Zeichnungen mögen. =)
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
na ja es ist schon irgendwo noch anime oder hast du im realen leben mal leute mit solchen gesichtern gesehen? xD
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TheLordofAllGames Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
That is amazing, great work! (I've been seeing a lot of awesome FF fan art, lately.)

Personally, I LOVE the 2 games, though not my FAVORITE Final Fantasy's (that's a tie between 9 and 12). I think there fun and simple games, but I'm not sure how I feel about them making a THIRD one, seems like a little much, but.. who knows? It might be the bets game ever. *snicker*
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a ton, pal! =)

To be honest, I'm not a hardcore fan of Final Fantasy so I can't really compare. XD The only "newer" games I played were FF13 & 13-2.

I'm really curious about the third game as well, but... only one playable character? Is that even still Final Fantasy? Well, I guess only time will tell.
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AmayaMarieSuta Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My problem was that the characters weren't what I was expecting, ff6-ff10 had great memorable characters I found that I could have cared less what happened to these characters. These drawings look awesome though and I am COMPLETLY jealous!!! Love your Fang the most!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a big FF fan, I have to admit. FF13(13-2) were they first FF games I played after the original FF1-4. XD
I can't really judge the other games.
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Sagen-V Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I loved FFXIII. I really don't care what people say about it being too linear (Which is where most of its flack comes from). I never hear people complain how Tales of Series games are linear, or Fire Emblem (story wise), so why does it matter with FFXIII? A story needs to be linear to be able to follow, even though it was hard to follow how these six came together in the first place.

And I only played a little bit of FFXIII-2. Not crazy about it, really. I hate Noel, but Serra is awesome. I also hate the monster system because it felt like they were too lazy to include the old characters (sans DLC-ish motives) or add a new one to make a triad.

I'm terrified of FFXIII-3. That is all.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't make any comparisons unfortunately since I haven't played any ff games besides ff13(-2) and the really old ones (ff1-4).

Yeah, I don't know why people complained so much about linearity. :shrug:
I mean, after you enter Grand Pulse you're basically free to explore this whole damn huge thing, right??

About FF13-2. I didn't really like Serah nor Noel and since they were the only characters... well, you get the idea.
What bothered me most about Serah was that she only seemed to care for her sister all the time but didn't spend a SINGLE thought on her fiance who risked his life countless times, always trusted and believed her and sticked to her side, no matter what.
That really made me angry sometimes...

And yes, I'm not really sure what to think about FF13-3 either. I mean, only ONE main character? That's not really Final Fantasy anymore, isn't it?
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Sagen-V Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
If anything of this 13 trilogy, play the first one. That's probably going to be the best one out of the three. I'd say play FF12 too, but that's because I'm biased.

Yeah, though the exploration is, itself, also a bit limited until you get to the end of Chapter 11. Then you can fully explore all the things on Gran Pulse.

Another thing people had about it, were of course, the characters. A lot of people hated Hope, who was my favorite of the six. I mean, a 14 year old boy with issues with his father, who isn't a soldier and actually doesn't know how to fight and therefore uses a child's toy, watched his mother die in front of him, got angry at the one who he thought caused it and almost got his revenge, but didn't take it after all that anger, and he's the most unrealistic character. Obviously.

I can't say much for FF13-2. I didn't play much of it. Don't really plan to. >.>

I'm apprehensive of 13-3, really, since it is just Lightning, even if she's the badass one. The game I'm kinda looking forward to is Dark.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, to be honest, I didn't like Hope either. ^^; However, my impression was that most people LOVED him for some reason. And I was the only one who didn't like him. At least in the beginning.
First of all... i never really like kid characters. Never.
But what bothered me most was his that he always complained how bad his father was and that he wouldn't wanna see him ever again.
I thought horrible things, e.g. that his father left his wife and kid (that's why Nora and Hope were alone on this train), that he was a criminal or worked together with the enemies etc.
But then... I mean, what was Hope's problem at all?! His dad is a decent, quiet fellow who was down after hearing his wife was dead, but terribly relieved his son made it back in one piece. He helped those that everybody else was trying to kill.
And Hope was just b*tching around all the time before. But as soon as they actually met everything just was perfectly fine for some reason. :shrug:
Talk about teenage mood swings.

But vanille was even worse. A lot.
She basically embodies EVERYTHING that I hate about typical female Japanese characters. =__='' Everytime she opened her mouth I was hoping for somebody to punch her in her damn face.

*cough* Sorry. ^^;
I really liked the other two girls though (especially Fang) since they are strong and self-confident personalities and don't need to be protected everytime like the typical damsel in disstress. Japanese games need more female characters like them. They're too rare...
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Sagen-V Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Hahah, well, I know a lot of people who hated Hope because of the whining, I just always felt that he had a reason to and understood that. And from what I figured from the whole Hope and his dad thing was that he was always working, and therefore didn't spend as much time with him as his mother had, which is something I could understand.

Oh God, Vanille. XD I liked Vanille too. (Of course, at worst, I liked Lightning and Fang the least, but I still liked them a lot, so yeah. The beginning with them is meh, but I mean, their developments were really good, I thought. Especially after Lightning's "Imma tough bitch and don't you forget it" attitude went away.) She's such a tragic character who had horrible voice noises and orgasm-like sounds every time she used the power Gesault Mode attack. She was also the narrator, which is something I didn't notice on the first playthrough.

And nah, no worries. No need for apologies. I know the feelings of hating characters.
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ThePsychoticEevee Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Writer
GOD! I love this game!!!!!!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, glad you think so. XD Most hardcore FF fans hated it for some reason. Well, I can't really say much about that since I've never really played a lot of these games. XD
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ThePsychoticEevee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
Well, this one was a bit complex in my opinion. The battle system was a turn base like it was in the original, and that you couldn't understand it from the beginning. It was really confusing.Spoiler: BUT ORPHAN WAS HARD JESUS CHRIST--

And FF-13 2, was actually a bit easier, since you only play as two characters, Serah and Noel. Yeah, when you download extras, you're able to get back some of the characters from the first one expect Vanille and Fang. ((Even though I wanted those two =A= ))

And in the new one, you only play as Lighting, which is not bad, but I wanted them to be able to have team members you can switch around like in the first.
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ScalpelUser Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I can't believe these are speed paints 0.0 they look amazing! The last two have to be my favorite. Just in general I love the second to last and the final portrait instantly grabs me with the eyes and there's something about the lips I adore. I'd say more, but I don't know what the actual character designs look like to make a proper critique. The first male looks a little more broad shouldered than might be natural and the necklace (I assume) seems kind of stiff. Again, never played or watched the game (nice to meet someone else who likes LPs! Who is doing the one you're watching now?)

I really like Sazh's (guy with the chocobo 030) outfit, the way it's colored is fantastic. It looks both like it can fit perfectly in the video game and yet is still realistic. I'm also insanely jealous of the final female's hair, it has the same affect as Sazh's clothes, both realistic and yet would fit perfectly in the game. It looks very natural with the way the layers fall.

Beautiful work, I can't wait to see more! ^-^
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, such a long, elaborate comment about a game you don't even know! XDD
This means even more to me, thank you SO much, my friend! :iconiloveyouplz:

If you're interested in how the characters really look like, you can check out this official wallpaper: [link]

I played the game together with my friend who owns a PS3. That was, uh... 2 years ago? 3 years ago? XD
Anyway, I suddenly somehow felt like watching the game again and searched for a LP on Youtube. It was by some random German Let's Player, I don't even remember his name. lol
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LolatTGWTG Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I think they need to get on to making versus-XIII, Kingdom Hearts III, and a sequel to The World Ends With You (Personally, I would like a sequel to the original Final Fantasy Tactics). Instead of making unnecessary games (XIII-2, KH: Coded, Star Galaxy), that people do not, would not ask for, or WANT!! and would probably go through the trouble of creating a backwards time machine to prevent the creation of those games, Including Final Fantasy XIV, and now they are wasting resource money, and laying-off employees to fixing the abomination of a broken MMO that would, in the long run, would make them lose more money and employees than they have, because no one will buy it a second time.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I have to admit I'm not that familiar with Square Enix and their games. I've only played a few FF games (mainly the first 4 for the GBA).
I usually prefer other game genres and series.

So I'm sorry I can't really judge SE's choices and all that stuff. ^^;
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Zoruad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Damn Square is stupid nowadays. I wish they were soft instead of enix.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I haven't played that many FF games to be honest, so I can't really compare. I only know the really old ones (1-4) and now 13(-2).
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Zoruad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Or as they're known today, 3d realms, i believe. I wish they made games like back then
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MorshuArtsInc Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We ALL laughed at the ending of 13-2. (Not only sardonically.)
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, we did. I mean.. what the hell were they thinking??
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howmanyusernamesare Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Yeah like how dare they make an ending that was totally foreshadowed throughout the whole game! The only flaw with the ending was Noel's convenient plot amnesia about what would happen if Caius was killed.
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AoiSora19S Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
._. there's a 3?
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Going to be, yes. I'm not sure what to think about it yet. :shrug:
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AoiSora19S Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o_o never really cared about 13 that much
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PL-Fan111 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've omly played part III partially cuz I wanted to try it... I didn't really get how to play it XD but these sketches are EPIC!
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm not that much of a FF fan myself actually. XD There are only few I played. I prefer other genres and series usually, but sometimes a FF game is nice, too. :love:
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YumeYoroshii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I. love. Hope.<3 'nuffsaid

Amazing sketches :iconkokorox:
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't like Hope that much to be honest. ^^; But Vanille is even worse. lol
Hope was the best mage in the game, but I never like kiddy characters, in no game.

One thing that was good about FF13-2 was that Hope was grown up and less whiny. lol

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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YumeYoroshii Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh I knooow<3 Everybody hates him xD; I was at this dorm of 3 guy friends of mine, found out they had FFXIII and stoleborrowed their Xbox for the rest of the week to play the game. They all hated Hope too :giggle: I got them FFXIII-2 as compensation for freeloading. Squeeled so loud when they reintroduced Hope there~ They weren't as happy as me though :blush:;;
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I had the exact opposite impression: that everybody but me LOVES Hope. X'D

Anyway, I think he had a big improvement in FF13-2.
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YumeYoroshii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I guess it depends on which corner of the internet you're looking~ :giggle: It's the same with Hugh (Black/White2). In the Nuzlocke groups I feel like I'm the only one that actually has any kind of sympathy for him, but when you look for drawings of him it's all fangirls everywhere :giggle:

I actually preferred him as a little kid. He felt a little awkward to me as an adult, although a lot less whiny~ But then again, the whiny kinda made him cute.. Mh.. xD
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Zoruad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I've never actually played any Final Fantasy game. I've seen it once or twice. It was okay in my eyes.
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a hardcore fan of the games either.
They're pretty nice but I prefer other genres and series. =D
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SkyGazey Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tat Chocobo <3
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that little chick! =D
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SkyGazey Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do to :3 I remember watching my brother play this game and I started squealing cause of how cute that chick is c:
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Speedpaints? Waaaaaa?

Maybe I should play these at some point. Though I still have to finish off X and do X-2 and XII...
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they're really not that good, especially the first few. You can even still see the outlines XD
But it got better as I continued drawing I guess. =D

If you're a true FF fan (unlike me lol, I haven't played that many games), they're definitely worth being checked out. Even though most of the hardcore FF fans hated it. lol
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Shiruba, take a step back and look at the picture itself, not all the little niggley bits you didn't like but that we don't notice because we didn't have to struggle with them.

Those faces are awesome.
You are a really good artist.
You will accept my praise, dammit!
=p
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I guess this is the artist's curse: The artist always sees more flaws in their works than the readers/followers. XD

Hahahaha, alright then, I'll accept your praise! Please don't hurt me! XD
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:icondamnstraightplz: OK, I'll let you off this time...
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Th-Thank you so much! So generous! I don't deserve that much mercy...! :iconcutenessoverloadplz:
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I know, but I'm a generous guy. :icongrin--plz:
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twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! my these are near identical to those in the game, so cool^^
True, I preferred FF13 over FF13-2, the plot was far more interesting:)
I don't think I'll get the third one though unless it goes right down in price- I'd rather have Versus- so hoping that gets a PS3 release also^^
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Shiruba-Wakahisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, not really or nearly as good as the ones in the game, but I appreciate the compliment! :hug:

Yep, the plot AND the characters. I like having a big variety of which you can choose your favourites. But if you're stuck with only two characters who you don't even like... too bad. XDD

I'm totally dependant on my friend with the PS3 on this. XD If she decides to get the game... I'll be able to witness it first hand, too. XD
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twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome:hug:

Yes, yes and the characters- can't have a good plot without good characters- I think the game did well developing them^^
hehe well Serah had improved in the second one- I didn't like her much in the first one at all:giggle:
As for Noel- he was alright- preferred Snow though, and Caius is so cool, and Yeul was just another Serah- though her story was better^^

Well hopefully they release Versus on the PS3 as well as the PS4 because to be honest I don't want the latter one- it has no appeal for me XD
Maybe you could both go half on it^^
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