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Paramina Rift Party by Firnheledien Paramina Rift Party by Firnheledien
A celebratory piece for the end of my exams!

Tried to go for the Chinese ink painting style. Got a lot of white space that I don't really know what to do with. Ah well.

Based on this conversation I had with someone I can't remember on a sketch I drew of Balthier emptying snow out of his shoes: [link]

It's supposed to be the party in winter gear for the Paramina Rift! That's cloaks with wee hoods for their ears. :3
Fran was the fastest and Vaan took the longest. D8

Done in OC4 Plus and PSP7.
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:iconstephonika-w-kaye:
Stephonika-W-Kaye Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I really like this style, the style of a lot of your art. Very nice!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Such a refined style and composition. Perfect for a fanart of this game.
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Lestatelcondenado Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!!
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very stylish!
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Hwkngrl412 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
The hair is really well done...especially Penelo's, and Fran, Basch, and Ashe are perfect! :D
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The-Demon-King999 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Lol, I always thought Fran would be ultra pissed at the creators for putting her in that outfit and then making them go there. Could you imagine the suffering. Balthier would be cold but would survive, Vaan would be really could, but probably would survive, Penelo would be cold and clinging to the biggest guy, Basch, with Ashe. And Fran would be... dead, or at least going to have her hands and lower legs amputated. Great picture, through and through, very excellently done, now if only I could draw (AT ALL...). Bah, I'm a good writer and I have the imagination of a 5 yr old!
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
In my mind, Fran is the most durable of them all. I think of her like the Elves from LOTR but with less clothing. XD
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The-Demon-King999 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
That would be the problem! Almost no clothing on? Would that somehow not be a problem? I think not! I would never even contemplate that! Fran seems to not be effected by it, which is really wierd, but, either way, who really cares?
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MuseMe87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I love the painting approach you took to this. Great work!
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thanks. :)
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:iconmoirae-dreamer:
Moirae-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's so cool!!!!!!!!!!
.... anyone knows how to set a profile picture???? anyway, you're a genius..... firnheledien!!! let me be your apprentice!!!! not really a apprentice, just tell me what i went wrong with my soon coming creations... ^__^
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Ahaha, well you go to your DA page and there's a link in the top middle section that says edit settings and profile. And there's an option to change your userpage display that includes your profile picture.

Thanks very much. :)
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Moirae-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.... do you speak indo-malay thing???

apa kabar????

anyway.... i'll put the moirae i made... and uh... do people actually pays for deviantart each month????

btw, you and minties are the coolest artist i've met and also lar-ki's comic... ^^ terima kasih, i'm alot younger than you, and i'm planning to make designs for video games and mangas... (if i suceed, as i know i need changes, i'm kinda lazy)
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Khabar baik. :) I haven't used Malay in a long time though. I learned it in school though.

You CAN get a padi subscription, if you want. But it's not really necessary since lots of the features are available in free accounts. Ahaha, thanks. ^^;

Good luck in your future undertakings! :)

If you want to talk more, I'd suggest using the notes feature. Comments aren't really for chatting in. XP
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Moirae-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
notes????
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crazy-evil-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
wow this is just stunning! i love the way this has been done and you've drawn them all so wonderfully <3
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Thank you. It's very simple, really.
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demonkitty0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
lol this is so much smarter than the game
I got a little cold myself playing that part cause of the atmosphere and I was just all "wtf aren't they like... dying in the little clothing they have on?"
I'm playing that part now (hesitant to go up to the next cutscene in the mountain cause I'll lose Larsa :< )
But anyways, awesome picture *v* it's really pretty <333
I love how you draw ffxii characters <3
Mmmm Balthier... :heart:
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Yes, I was initially afraid of the Paramina Rift but it wasn't so bad as the Stilshrine of Miriam. And the scenery was just beautiful!

And I shamelessly used Larsa for level-grinding from the Henne Mines, Ozmone Plain, Golmore Jungle and Paramina. I had my party running around in Ozmone and Giza for about 20 hours just reaching about level 40. @_@

Thanks. FFXII characters are so insanely detailed so putting them in covered up winter gear makes my life easier XD
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demonkitty0 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
What's the Stilshrine of Miriam? OvO this is my first time playing the game so I got no idea what happens later, but I really like it so far.

xD thats what I'm doing! Level 40 with Vaan and trying to get the girls up there with him haha
I'll get all the hunts and sidequests I can manage done before letting go of Larsa too @v@ hehehe~
lol yeah the characters in this game are really detailed, it's craziness. When I first started playing I was a little put off by how "pretty" and blonde vaan was, but then balthier came along and I got over it fast 8D;;;
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Well I can't remember why you have to go there. But it's just south of the Paramina Rift. It's full of zombies and undead things.

I had everyone up to about level 40 before I let Larsa go. So that at least even my reserves weren't wimps. You can try going to the Mosphoran Highwaste and the Salikawood and Tchita Uplands for leveling up too. They are north of Rabanastre. And you can get Embroidered Tippets by stealing from the coeurls for faster leveling.

I like Ashe's and Balthier's design the best of all in the game. :)
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zsebgomb Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
This is probably my favourite fanart of ff12, I especially like the look on Vaan's face=D
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Thanks! I didn't make his facial expression really remarkable though. XD
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:iconzsebgomb:
zsebgomb Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
I like that you've brought out the more 'bright young kid' side of him, rather than the feminime features=D
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Ah right! That was what I was going for. :) Glad you noticed.
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Baschashe Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
This is great, I love it!
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LadyEarisu Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Photographer
If you knew how much I adore this drawing... it's simply... great and inspiring :)
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Thank you very much!
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joseotaku Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Digital Artist
It looks really nice. :)
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Thanks!
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joseotaku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Digital Artist
No problem. :dance:
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medicenastor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
It's really hard to me working with chinesse ink (not enough patient) , but I love watercolours!!!
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Um, this wasn't done with either of those media. It was done digitally. XP
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Veldalis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww I'm just playing there XD and asking myself how they don't have cold.. xD poor Fran..

btw I love how you drew her :3
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Thanks. I think Fran is really tough though and wouldn't suffer as much as Ashe XD
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Veldalis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe we are forgetting vaan.. balthier is the most clever XD hahahah
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StupidAngel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Makes me think of what we talked about before about how it's a miracle none of them got frost bite...

I like it >w<
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Ah thanks! So it was YOU I talked about this with XD
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StupidAngel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep... I think I still gotta reply to that one too >.>;;; I've been gone for a while ^^;
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SabreSoul Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
You are the only one on my watchlist who is doing ffxii artwork, and I love you for that. I adore these drawings and the style you've been trying them out in lately. :heart: So lovely and quiet.
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Thanks! I'm still stuck in my FFXII phase I guess XD

Quiet? Hm, I guess that's a new way to describe this style. :3 I guess it's just down to the fact that I can't go nuts with the brushstrokes.
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Kazeki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Pretty FF12 fanart makes me happy 8D
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Thank you!
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litchi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Aaaaah, this is so pretty~
I love the Chinese style you've been experimenting with, it's worked out perfectly for you, looks like! ^___^
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Thank you! I wouldn't really call this a Chinese style. More like a blocky style that just happened to turn out like this XD I would really like to make them like :iconzhanglu:'s works one day.
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Kitsuru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow,you're really good at profiles o_o I love this style XD It looks very pretty,and the idea is very nice XD
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Thanks! They are nice to draw because they only show one of every facial feature XD
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice work! The profiles and shadow contrasts are really interesting.
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:iconfirnheledien:
Firnheledien Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Thank you! I realised I can only successfully draw profiles when they all face left (being right-handed and all). XP
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha! I have the same problem. I feel all disoriented if I try to do it otherwise.
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