Sunday, February 22, 2009

Final Fantasy VII + Gipi (part two)

This week's challenge continued...

Making up for lost time, I'm going to dive right in with the hero of FFVII, Cloud Strife!




Taking my cues from Gipi's Notes From A War Story, I decided to try and turn Cloud's SOLDIER look into the look of an Italian youth circa WWII. (The interpretation is a loose one, of course). The biggest challenge was maintaining Cloud's "spiky" coif in a way that still made sense in Gipi's more realistic world. I tamed the spikes a bit and went with shaved sides instead, transforming him into a bit of an early punk. 

I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with the style so far, and looking forward to seeing how I can take it further :)



3 comments:

Caroline said...

But . . .

. . . where's the buster sword??

No, really beautiful job, though. The color palette works for dystopian FFVII world and the WWII tone.

Katrina said...

love! Gorgeous work with the colours and lines! I agree with Caroline, without the sword it just ain't our favourite split-personality Soldier--but a fantabulous crossover :)

Michael said...

I'll third the comment about his sword. For me, the sword is more iconic than the character itself, mostly because its huge size is often what is parodied or made fun of when referring to Cloud. Still a well drawn piece, of course.