I was seriously starting to doubt whether I'd ever get this thing finished. @___@
Anyway, the first illustration from the Final Fantasy stuff I've been working on! I've always wanted to draw Rydia, but the lack of good references made this a difficult to task. Her costume here is not an exact replica of what she wears in the original designs, but rather a mix of them and then details inspired by various cosplay photos I've seen on dA. I just had my way with it, to be honest. I often take fan art far too seriously, so with this I wanted to say to myself that using your imagination and straying from your references is just as acceptable with fan art as it is with original art! You should never just blindly follow a path laid by others but rather do your own thing as you go. </ramble>
I personally like the outcome very much, but then again I always love painting stuff with lots of green.
Media: fine watercolours, masking fluid, salt, white gel pen.
Size: 24x32 cm.
Who? Rydia from Final Fantasy IV. No, I haven't played the game yet, but I do have it.