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FFXI - Tree and Waterfall by gem2niki FFXI - Tree and Waterfall by gem2niki
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AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :faint: :faint: :faint:
It's late 1:37AM, and I finally complete it!! This is the one artwork, I kept mentioning on my journal that I needed to finish.
I completed the drawing on September 23, 2005 and finished the colored version on November 23, 2005. XD;;; So basically 2 months...but there were times I wasn't working on it, but I know, I spent at least 50+ hours.. I'm sure of it D:

Took forever, cuz I challenged myself by doing natural elements (the leaves, rock, cloud, waterfall, water, branch, etc)....nature stuff is really hard XO As much as I love it, its too complex. I worked really dillegently on every single freakin detail....

The characters are my older sister, Keishio (Mithra) and her "fiance", Drusyc (Hume) from Final Fantasy XI. This was "supposed" to be a birthday present for Drusyc back in late September....BUT I never got to finish it, cuz it took so freakin long, so now it really isn't a birthday present....

Anyway, hope this will make up my absent from submtting things...

Final Fantasy XI (c) Square Enix Co., LTD.

Tools: Mechanical Pencil lineart | Painter 8.0 painting | Photoshop editing
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Luigi-Legends98 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Artist
awesome job :D
DrakeAT Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Good art. Well drawn. A Final Fantasy game I actually like.
Queen-Tin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
the shade from the tree on the characters is awesome
Gundamw Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Are they in Yuhtunga Jungle or in a completely different place?
Kigha Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This is just simply brilliant... You're an amazing artist.. I love how the mithra looks. She looks so.. Peaceful? Yet shy? I don't know. I'm overanalyzing again haha. Anyway, faving. Amazing! :)
forleafe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Beautiful composition. I can feel the closeness radiating from the two.. and the background only adds to the beauty of the moment.
IvySun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
its very good. it shows that you took your time and really put effort into making it look really good. keep it up.
kevabatious Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
<3 FFXI Awesome !
lovevideo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Give yourself a shoulder slap, awesome picture, so sweet ill add it to my favorites.
banto88 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so beautiful!! just like the game itself ^.^. i used to play...i miss it!
MikeyLenetia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
I have to favorite this. This art is just too cute to not! ^_^
chrono123430 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
/sigh I wish I could draw computery stuff.... Flara and I would be great :(
RoxyFreefall Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love it! So cute! The coloring is just awesome and the characters look great. What a nice piece!
Hyper-Dra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Oh dear. Amazing stuff.
You've got exceptional talent, I love your style.
Maritokoha Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
Wow! That is so cool! you must have put a lot of time into this!
Miingno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work dude! :+favlove:

btw.. i cannot see if you're playing FFXI too, but anyway, I am a Tarutaru from the Fairy server!
Mistrissyuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww that's really cute ^^ and I seriously looove the background (yay for FFXI! hehe my mithra character has that same equipment =^-^= )
TranceOblivionMC Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
That guy looks like my bro,

Long live Hume Male face (whatever number that is) Awesome pic, I love any Hume n Mithra pairs
DarkLordSevron Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Very nice job and I love the background. Awesome work on the shadows and the look of the characters.
Jalicat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this location, never did get to take my mithra friend there /tears. I love the lighting you did, everything look crisp though I like getting closer to the mist from the falls. :3
dk-kurushimi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Padoras-Locket Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is gorgeous o.o I love it ^^ :heart:
jutone Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
Wow, so nice, so freakin nice! I LOVE IT!
Nekochan-Lover Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
Very touching! X3 I love it! The detail is quite amazing. I really love how you chose the Mithra RSE and the.....dangit, I should know this. -_- Scorpian Harness? Gah, I cant remember the Hume's equipment. XD; Awesome work! :D
WintersLastWish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ hehe i likes it so much! nya
LunaticStar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Ahhh, the Boring Mithra and Punk Hume models, how much life you've given them. Good job! (Following the same boring, noncomittal praise of the above zillion comments.)
meru-chan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005   Digital Artist
zomg...gem~~~!!! you finished it...and it looks sooooawesome...*_* omg at the details, the charas look awesome..ahh wish i can play FFXI..XD great job!
ferus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
wow! very nice background! really nicely done with the tree bark and the leaves! over all very nice composition :heart: XD
drawing leaves is hard T_T. Sure anyone can draw it, but it's drawing it well thats the problem. But you did a great job on it.
Go-Devil-Dante Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Wow gorgeous detail!! :heart::heart: It's a really nice pic as a whole as well, Mmm what a nice setting, and sitting in bushy green trees in some sort of foresty paradise... how did you know my dream location??? XD :heart::heart: Keishio is really hot too, wicked char designs goin on there,
Your halloween Jing pic was also totally wicked, mmm delicious saturated copic colours, :drool::drool:
kinzaka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Drusyc is a clone of me in the game. very awesome job, nice to see some familior things in art! (nice job on the cloths as weel, i do recognize em!)
gem2niki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
glad i got the clothing recognizable XD;;; i head to buy a FFXI Fashion Book 2005 to see the design clearly unlike the screenshots... XD;;;
lespauled Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
DUDE!! thats flippin awsome!!!:clap:
Djota Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Student General Artist
Really great!!!!!!!
KingVI Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Real good job! Nice color, nice composition, oh and good draw. Keep it up!
pyrowingedangel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
*dies* :D this is really beautiful!!!!! not only the chars, but the environment!!! i luff it!!!
who plays FFXI??? :D i do!!! but im on restriction atm lmao... so i havent been on in awhile....
i really like this though, excellent work.
ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very awsome owrk!
angoukohaku Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
*stares* Whoa! I can actually count the leaves! You must do a tutorial on leaves. Cause I say so! ...ehehe I mean :please: ?
gem2niki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
lol. no. i don't want to suffer again ;___;
Jenzer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
I agree... LOL! Nice leaves... :giggle:
justkilled Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww a samurai and a rse mithra. dammit people doing FFXI fanart!!! makes me want to come back to it >.< argh. damn i might revisit my monk again. ahhh i miss my WHM, MNK, DRK. maybe i can still get it back. and do Sky runs again XP. or just start over. either way i can still have fun.
gem2niki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
lol. i dunno what you are talking about XD;; *never played the game myself ^^;;* i just draw. lol.

well, good luck going back to the game if you do :D
wazaloo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
Ai! It looks like a real ad or somethin ^_^
drkelement Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Digital Artist
The branches look great. :) I havenít seen any FFXI art in a long timeÖI stopped looking around for it because I left that game around seven month or so ago I believe. I donít think the game has any forested areas with a waterfall though, lol. Oh well ^^;
gem2niki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
ahah maybe you left after they added that place in XD;;; I used some screenshot from the game for reference so I know its there XD;;;
colekuma87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
I love it!!!!!! Cannot wait until it comes out on xbox 360.... it is coming out right!? RIGHT!? well I have faith it will come out pronto!
wampirek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
great armour details^^
axel720 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
wow its amazing!^^
i can really see the effort you put into it, i especially love the characters and the leaves =D
Kat-N-ThaHat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
I adore the shadeing, it really has that light through the trees feel. <3 beautiful.
MayYeo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Woa, all hours spent on it were worthy. You did an excellent composition and you gave the precise details to elements like the background and characters. Somehow what I like the most is the lineart and how you did the girl ^^
babygomamon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
The coloring and details are spectacular. I love the attention to background the overall composition, it's really well done. I just think that the boy's head is a little large for his body, it makes him look a little awkward in his position there. But overall very well rendered. :D
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