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Final Fantasy XIII-2 box art cover
By avatar Pleiades 41 on January 29th, 2012
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This marks my first submission under this name. You should have no trouble realizing who I was before.

This is in celebration of Final Fantasy XIII-2's release on Tuesday. I would have submitted it then, but I'll likely be too busy playing the game itself to do anything else.

Like past projects, this is custom artwork (aside from the faded image of Lightning on the back) in the sense that I took images and recreated them with the pen tool, giving them more of a 2D animation look. This was somewhat more difficult than in the past, since I had mostly only 3D renders to work with.

The back text reads: "When reaching for the future, we sometimes fall to the past, to events that cannot be changed". It's a quote of Lightning's spoken in the opening moments of the demo.

Critiques are always appreciated, my fellow members.

[ Box updated on April 24th, 2012 ] [ original ]

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AgentLampshade 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Your custom art is incredible as always.

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amad2 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

Bloody hell thats beautiful.

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aelixus 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Beautiful as hell!

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Daemon 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

:O
Custom art is always a plus but this is beautiful!

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The90sKid 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

You aren't Drakxxx, are you? Beautiful work.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

No, not at all. Though I am flattered. I was previously known under the absurd title, "sd1833". Thanks, to you and everyone else, for taking the time to comment.

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The90sKid 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

@Pleiades Oh, why the name change, though?

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I've had thoughts of creating a new account in the past, partly due to never liking the username I'd chosen. The rebirth of the site seemed as appropriate a time as any.

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aelixus 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Haha, at first I thought you know Sd or something, Because this is your style, Sd's style. :D

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hesit8 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

I recognized this as your work from across the room (actually). Congrats on the rebirth and well done!

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Magical 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Fantastic.

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Patches 30 [ 1 decade ago ]

Absolutely stunning work. I adore the custom artwork and while the typography is a bit simple its incredibly effective in the design you have working. If I had one suggestion to make it would be to lower the opacity of Lightning on the back.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Oh, so that's who you are.. :) Great box btw!

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TwistRox 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Oh, that is gorgeous artwork.

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Pan 48 [ 1 decade ago ]

I thought you were Throavium until you posted this, then I knew right away who you were. Anyway, I quite like the design itself, and the custom artwork is nice, but I'm personally not a fan of the art style used. Too colorful and cartoony for me.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I understand. The artwork was originally heavily detailed and realistic, so the change to something simpler can be a bit jarring. Thank you for commenting, and honestly at that.

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Leegion 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

...and following. Nice work man, as always.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks, everyone.

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Spiderpig24 48 [ 1 decade ago ]

I completely missed this. Like I said before, the artwork is absolutely phenomenal and complements the Final Fantasy style perfectly. Very awesome job on this, it would look amazing as a printable.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I might submit a printable soon. Thanks.

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Squall234 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Beautiful.

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RAiDeN-209 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

Damn this is beautiful. I love the typography on the back.

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jesse777 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

Not a fan of the FF series but you created a beautiful cover here Matt! Nice typography on the back as well.

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tmrd 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Perfect.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks for the continued support, guys.

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BacKin5Minutes 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Needs Hall of Fame!

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Bastart 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

This took quite a while, but it got the attention it deserves, congrats ;)

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Daemon 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

About damn time. Congrats.

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zalayetta 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Congrats.

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Pleiades 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks, everyone. Looking back, I feel the artwork could have been so much better, but I'm happy that you all like it.

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Ronthis the Werewolf 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

Wow, I thought this got HoF a while ago.

Excellent nonetheless, great work!

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goku252525 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Beautiful work man, love the cel-shaded look to it. It's pretty amazing what you managed to do. My only problem is that the text could be a bit easier to read.

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