Cloud is a bit easier to bring to life than Vegeta, because of the animated Advent Children movie. Although still an animated character he appeared more human like. You gave him even a more realistic look. I love the pained and saddened expression on his face. The man struggles with a lot of guilt and is actually emotionally unstable. The pain in his eyes is very real. I must say you not only have an amazing skill to draw realistic version, but you have found a way to express the character's soul as well. Also again great attention to detail. Even that spark of reflected light by the huge sword.
thanks very much. Cloud has been designed in a realistic way for Advent children so well that it is easier for inspiration for sure. I like the manga design of Advent children even though I always felt like he was too clean, too smooth and a not virile enough, big eyes etc... in my opinion in comparison to what I imagined when playing the game. So I tried to do my version of him (still not virile enough in my piece either though I must say xD). Yeah totally, this character does have such an heavy and complex background story, that was hard to paint into his eyes. Happy you see that in the piece.
Man thi is so amazing! Congrats!
Wish this was a print to purchase
Thanks Reno ! yes unfortunately as a fan art, I am not allowing myself to sell this piece. however if you send me an email, I'll be able to give you a higher resolution in order to print it yourself if you like.
Cloud Strife.. Norwegian version. Awesome!
I love doing realistic versions of characters too, so I've to say, this is just fantastic, great work
Hi David, thanks very much. I've discovered your artwork too, I think it was a few months ago, you've got an awesome gallery
Again, makes me feel like looking at a real person,such a masterpiece,kupo:icowowplz:
I've never really liked Final Fantasy but this is a stunning rendition of Cloud. I really admire the detail you've put in, especially on his clothes. That zip must have been quite tedious to do! I also really like the skin tones you've used, the slight reddening of the skin around the nose and eyes is so well done. Kudos to you.
wow really nice.
i really like the cloudiness in the pic. //slapped
but really, the smoky effect on Cloud's face, skin and hair is really nice.
and the textures of the clothing and armor is great as well. o v o b
Amazing job here! Love this!
Great job! Congrats on the DD!
Gorgeous, it looks amazing !
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful!
I love how soft the brushstrokes are in this piece.
One of my favorite game series of all time ever! Great job!
I thought this was cosplay. O.O good job!
Cloud is sweedish xD
*whistles* damn son this is ballin
You made him so realistic I love it. The detail and features are simply amazing. Well deserved on your DD. Grats~