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 :)