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DREAM_BACKwards SKY by RainChilD18 DREAM_BACKwards SKY by RainChilD18
Easily the most recognizable RPG chracter ever created. CLoud Strife, Final FAntasy VII, though i chose to draw the Kingdom Hearts version. umm im working and serval thing which i guess should be up soon. ummi promise I'll explain why i keep putting "DREAM_" on everything. It's a suprise i guess. In do time.

Hmm maybe i should do sephiroth next XD i dunno. I like final fantasy.
i think this took about 7 hours from start to finish, sketch, CGI and all.


EDIT: Well i never thought this would be as popular as it turned out to be. So in these circumstances I have modified the picture. The previous one was imcomplete. And also i didn't like it too much. but if i'm going to be known for it i'd at least like to like the piece. So here it is. I hope it lives up to it's predecessor.
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:iconloom107:
loom107 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
very cool effect with the shadows and good gritty atmosphere!
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:iconlain3y:
Lain3y Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo much win for this piece! Just yea, love~ :'D
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:iconmishayaros:
MishaYaros Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WOW, this looks amazing!
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:iconh2thec:
H2theC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!
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:icongaaraluver326:
gaaraluver326 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I love the coloring and styling of it. so unique!
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:icondeviously-pink:
Deviously-Pink Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Looks really amazing. <3
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:iconmoonhour:
Moonhour Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He really looks like the one in Kindom Hearts, You're so Incredible in drawing I hope I one time can draw a bit like that. I think you should be drawing Sephiroth too and Tifa, without Tifa, it may not be FFVII, Funny!(sorry) I think you are gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood....<3
(Sorry for the Smiley I just think it's funny)^^
I know I'm crazy!
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:iconbluderaev:
BludEraev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
you did a great job here..
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:iconmystifyingmagic:
mystifyingmagic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
i do not get how the heck you guys do it.
I cannot digitaly colr what so ever and i don;t know where or how to start! Could you help me or give me some advice?:(
it we be much appreciated!!!!
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:icondemoniquealma:
DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very awesome man!
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:iconshadowmonkeyxiii:
ShadowMonkeyXIII Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
AWESOME!!!!! How long do these take you? I would have no trouble drawing that, BUT PAINTING?!?!?! You are extremly talented. Don't ever turn down your work.
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:iconnaeloj:
naeloj Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
The colours are sweet but not happy...I just like this atmosphere
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:iconzocko:
Zocko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Student Writer
"Dream Backwards" looks stellar on my new 22" monitor. Great job. The image is simple, yet it feels epic because of the lighting and pose.

My only critique is the ear, which looks slightly small and possibly too far down or back - in relation to Cloud's face.
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shenlongalmighty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
i hate to admit (cause i hate ff7 and cloud in particular) but this fuckin rocks too much for me not to love.
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:iconrekana:
Rekana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Zomfg... Thats so damn cool!
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:iconxxxriku-chanxxx:
xxxRiku-chanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
:wow: I luv it!!!!! :heart:
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:icondarachusi:
darachusi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   General Artist
I never understood why Cloud was called Cloud... his hair doesn't exactly look "cloudy"... so I presumed that it was 'cus he always has that clouded, brooding look on his face.

Your art style is really good.
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yunamira Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I'm not exactly sure what it is about this that I like so much, but I -do-. Wonderful work! I love its dark, grungy look. Haha, maybe that's it!
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Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Excellent work. I love your art style, the shading, and the color. Nice rendition of him.

It's too bad they changed his design to the Advent Children one in the sequal to Kingdom Hearts. I thought his new design was great for Kingdom Hearts I.

Anyway, i'll stop rambling on. Fav'd.
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:iconprongsie:
prongsie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Is so like him, even the pose... I adore the colors and the details. This is perfect :heart:
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:iconadventocld:
adventocld Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very good pic indeed!I like it very much really!:)
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:iconkotorigaro:
Kotorigaro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phew! I'm exhausted just by being awe-inspired by the lighting and textures in this piece. :jawdrop: And the richness of the colours!... Stunning work! :+fav:
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Kiseki-haisha Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
The contrast is well defined, and the use of lighting technique is extremely detailed. The space is very well designed and used, and the color overall is impressive. Any fault i can find only adds to its artistic integrity.

All in all your piece deserves a huge kudos! ^^

Would you mind stating what tools or medium you used? And if you used a photoshop program?
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:iconcottonball:
cottonball Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
FUCK YES. I LOVE YOU.
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:iconavi-taj:
Avi-Taj Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
This absolutely wicked! This artwork gives off a rough atmosphere...
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:iconniemtold:
niemtold Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
oh my, that's more than beautiful...
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:iconyunamira:
yunamira Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Beautiful! I love the style you've painted this with.
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:iconwunaznbabi:
wunaznbabi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
ooo...i remember seeing cloud in the kh version......i hated it....hahah but i love your version of it =)
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:iconedwards-lover-7:
edwards-lover-7 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Wow! This picture is awesome! Great job on it!
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:iconniji-no-kuroi-bara:
Niji-No-Kuroi-Bara Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
OMFG O__O (Sorry, at a loss for smarter words XD)
This is absolutely gorgeous in every way possible! Definitely one of the very finest Cloud fanarts, all categories out there. The colors and line works on this picture are so nice and dramatic I just want to drop dead or scream my head off... to act all fan-fan and dramaqueen XD >3

I just love everything about it.... I'm so sold on this one >3 It's kinda surreal watching it, cause it's so friggin good <3 And the fact that it's the KH outfit... just makes it even cooler and darker... add to the fact that I personally think it's the coolest Cloud outfit XD

*bows* Amazing.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional
Love it.
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:iconemerald-cloud:
Emerald-Cloud Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
I just adore the texture! And the colors!!!
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:iconkyyu:
KyYu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
wow ö______ö
that's a fantastic work.
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:iconphoenixrage333:
PhoenixRage333 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Sugoi! Cloud's the best! ;)
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:iconrasdiggle:
rasdiggle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Seriously like the sketchy style ^^.
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:iconex-soldier-cloud:
Ex-Soldier-Cloud Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Student Filmographer
Awesome. Nothing else left to say here. :D
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:iconvinne-luvr:
vinne-luvr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
:omfg: is that what sora saw in kingdom hearts? lucky bastard...
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:iconforfeitdemeanor:
ForfeitDemeanor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Its quite amazing how you use such few colors, all dark, and still manage to create such impressive drawings.
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:icontrowfaz65:
trowfaz65 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awsomeness! it really captures clouds..uh...essence! yeah...neat
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:iconmayornelas:
MayOrnelas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow WOW!!!
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:iconaneirin333:
Aneirin333 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
wow
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:iconsirelion80:
sirelion80 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
great work!
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WebDreamer060588 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Indead, Cloud is one of the most recognizable RPG characters of all times, so painting him isn't easy, because everyone has a vision of him, but you did it. This picture is awesome. Great concept.
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:iconanelir:
Anelir Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist
awsome ^^
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:iconbatcandoi:
Batcandoi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Student
cool !!!
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*.* Ooo awesome job on this!! ^-^
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:iconpinguin747:
Pinguin747 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
MHM <3
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:icontearsofchaos:
tearsofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Cloud looks very cool
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:iconsayv-7:
Sayv-7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
omg, it's cloud! :+favlove:
really awesome :D
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:iconcrystal-feathers:
Crystal-Feathers Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
I love the name and the way it's so dark ^^!
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