View Full Version : :: New Painting, step by step for the FF Community (Free Wallpaper)

24th Oct 2012, 07:31
Once in a while, whenever I am in the mood and have some free time I do some FF Themed artworks.
Usually I do not picture a specific FF title but rather something that is simply part of the FF universe.
Here are two of my older Wallpapers I have earlier shared with the Community.

Goblin Rider

1280 x 1024
www.wecookart.com/collection/ff_goblin.j... (http://www.wecookart.com/collection/43.jpg)
1920 x 1080
www.wecookart.com/collection/wallpaper-g... (http://www.wecookart.com/collection/43.jpg)


1280 x 1024
www.wecookart.com/collection/wall1.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/collection/43.jpg)
1920 x 1080
www.wecookart.com/collection/wall2.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/collection/wall2.jpg)

I have recently started painting a new Illustration, this time I am re-imagining the Moogles.
I love moogles a lot and have painted them in various versions before but the idea of having a game that features Moogles as main Characters stuck with me for a long time.
I picture the moogles a bit more realistic in design and like the idea of having them in various classic job classes.
I will be posting some work in progress here and later will give you guys the final image as a wallpaper

Here is the first WIP

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP1.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP1.jpg)<a href="http://www.wecookart.com/IMG/MOG__WIP1.jpg">


24th Oct 2012, 14:34
good stuff! do you do requests?

24th Oct 2012, 22:19
Thank you.
I only can take on general requests, more of a majority vote really.

24th Oct 2012, 22:20
Here is the next WIP

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP2.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP2.jpg)

25th Oct 2012, 10:57
Man, this is awesome!

25th Oct 2012, 12:39
These are really, really good. Are you sure you aren't a professional artist?

25th Oct 2012, 13:14
Thanks everyone!

These are really, really good. Are you sure you aren't a professional artist?

I actually am, but that does not stop me from loving FF, i gre up with those games
and the Art of Yo****aka Amano was one of my main Motivators to become a pro artist when i was a kid.

25th Oct 2012, 13:20
If you guys are interested to see the making of the Tonberry wallpaper, you can check it out here on the FF XIV Forums

forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/7843... (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/7843-Tonberry-%E3%83%88%E3%83%B3%E3%83%99%E3%83%AA-Wallpaper-Making-of)

25th Oct 2012, 17:01
Oh man that Tonberry wallpaper!!

26th Oct 2012, 07:55

Here is the latest WIP #3

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP3.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP3.jpg)

29th Oct 2012, 10:04

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP4.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP4.jpg)

30th Oct 2012, 04:01
Oh wow, these are amazing! Like, awesome! I'm going to use them as my background for a while~ Just curious, you're using Photoshop? And the moogle one is turning out awesome *_*

30th Oct 2012, 05:14
Thank you!
I usually paint in Photoshop or Painter and sometimes doodle in Open Canvas 1.

30th Oct 2012, 08:16

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP5.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP5.jpg)

starting to add colors to the characters, will be adding a lot of details, light and then magic effects.
At this Stage it is about 30% done, still rough

31st Oct 2012, 10:14
Didnt have much time for personal projects this week so the progress is rather slow.
Here is another Update
www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP6.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP6.jpg)

I have added some rimlights to the characters and some more colors, still a lot left to do but it starts coming together.


The next Wallpeper will be dedicatd to FFVII btw, i have some ideas in mind already.

31st Oct 2012, 12:31
Keep it up, I'm your fan already...

3rd Nov 2012, 11:15

Here is a new update,

Added more colors and details, starting fleshing out themagic effects now.
There is still a lot to do and i want to make some of their faces a bit more cute

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP7.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP7.jpg)

There will be no updates for a couple days as i will be chilling on some island, tanking energy for some new project.


4th Nov 2012, 08:33

10th Nov 2012, 05:58
Update for today

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP8.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP8.jpg)


13th Nov 2012, 05:50
Getting close now! ^ ^

www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP9.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/MOG__WIP9.jpg)

doing polish, adding detailsm it is coming together

27th Nov 2012, 03:22
I wrapped up the wallpaper and added another one :)

I also made it into the Final Fantrasy Contest Final :D
My submission is under the name "Randis"

Votes are very welcome! Thank you very much!
The voting page:
superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans)

And here it is


Download in 1920 x 1080
www.wecookart.com/img/moogles_1920.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/moogles_1920.jpg) (http://www.wecookart.com/img/moogles_1920.jpg)

And another one


Download in 1920 x 1080
www.wecookart.com/img/mog_1920.jpg (http://www.wecookart.com/img/mog_1920.jpg)

27th Nov 2012, 09:32
Really good work!

28th Nov 2012, 08:54
Thank you very much!

You can see a bit of the painting process in my video entry.
I made it in the finals of the Final Fantasy Super Fan contest.
Votes are of course welcome!
Feel free to vote for "Randis"

superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super... (http://superfan.ff25th-anniversary.com/us/super-fans)

And of course, good luck to everyone! All entries are awesome.

29th Nov 2012, 02:03
So, you and Randis are the same person?

29th Nov 2012, 05:58
Yes, that is me.
Randis is my Artist name but for some reason in the forums the first name is displayed and not the ID but when i post on the european blog, Randis shows up :D

I am from germany but the european Square Enix page does not have Forums.

29th Nov 2012, 06:32
Man, you're so cool! and I voted in you.

So, you're from Germany...nice!

30th Nov 2012, 01:10
Thank you for your support and for watching the video!

30th Nov 2012, 02:33
Have you tried to change your "Display Name" to Randis? (SETTINGS - PROFILE SETTINGS).

30th Nov 2012, 06:42
Ha! I didn't even think of that! Thank you!
In most Forums you never have the option to change your display name so i didnt even try.

30th Nov 2012, 07:39
Glad to be of help.

1st Dec 2012, 17:37
I voted for you too. Your art is amazing. How long have you been collecting things, though, to have such a big collection of FF stuff? Just curious.

2nd Dec 2012, 16:21
Thank you for the vote Andrea!
I took many years to get all the things but not as many years as to practice painting :D