Final Fantasy IX is my favorite game in the series. The first time I played it, I didn’t care much for Quina; but as I’ve replayed the game over the years, I’ve really come to like him/her. He/She is one of the best characters in the game, especially early on. I wish I had remembered his/her fork.
For my birthday, my wife gave me a drawing course. I’ve done some posts of Final Fantasy monsters I’ve drawn before (some broken links there — sorry); but this is the first time I’ve tried doing a main character (click on it for a bigger image). I think my wife’s investment is paying off.
Earlier this week, I showed a Cactuar and a Malboro I sketched.
The Tonerry is another of the recurring Final Fantasy enemies, often found toward the end game and far away from a save point in some optional dungeon in the world.
I just quickly sketched that one, right next to the “Copic Cactuar”:
The other day, a follower issued a “Malboro Challenge”. Like the Cactuar, the Malboro is a common, recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy franchise, and one of the more difficult enemies to beat in some installments. They have an attack called Bad Breath that inflicts nearly every negative status affect on your party.
So here’s a quick and dirty sketch plus color I made of a Malboro. Enjoy.
So I shared a quick sketch of a Cactuar (an enemy in the Final Fantasy series) the other day. I had drawn that one in my sketch book, and I’d hoped to have some better results with the markers on Bristol. I used some Faber-Castell Pitt pens and some Prismacolor Premier markers for the blending. Here’s that version:
Today, I picked up a couple of Copic markers, and did a really quick version of the Cactuar to try to work on the blending:
One of the recurring enemies from the Final Fantasy series.
This is just on sketch paper, so the blending doesn’t really work so well; but for a first attempt,”I’m happy with how to this turned out” (to quote Jazza). It’s a good baseline, anyway.
Or trying to, anyway.
This is a sentient plant monster I sketched out and colored with some markers. I’ve been playing Draw With Jazza videos and learning some cool tips from those. This is a first attempt at blending markers to get a sort of shadow effect and to get a sort of fuzzy plant stem texture.
Compare to my last posts on drawing.
During the work day one of the ways I collect my thoughts and work through problems is to sketch.