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Bloom Of The Future by ShadowMeowth Bloom Of The Future by ShadowMeowth
"And thus they sleep in Valhalla, encased in crystal.

An eternal display of love and loyalty.

It is said the slumber of crystallized l'Cie is full of dreams.

Dreams of loneliness, but also dreams of hope.

And so they can see light in their future.

Hope and Light.

The ones who defied the fate of the Goddess of Death.

The ones who crystallized themselves as a monument for the future.

No future can exist without hope and light.

They have each other forever.

And because of that, they have a future.

Hope and Light.

Their bloom peacefully sleeps in Valhalla, waiting for that future.

A future of hope and light.

A future of them.

A future for them."


Oh, my... FINALLY! I thought I could never finish this! It was the hardest drawing I've ever made!

But it's also... the best of mine, I think. It's not usual for me being truly pleased with my work. This is one of those times! Many hours doing ALL the freaking details have born fruit! [?] *w*

I wanted to do a true Hope/Light drawing. I suck at that kind of drawings, I'm awful for romance and all that stuff. Mainly because I get embarrased for some stupid reason while drawing something like this. That's why I feel better doing comics about it. xDU

Etro's throne is FREAKING difficult to draw. Hell, all those details! It was driving me mad! The crystal swirls were so fun to draw and color when I learned how I should do the crystal effect. I love the crystal stasis swirls. Hope and Light were a bit hard deal because I suck at anatomy. But I managed to do them. That's a relief! xDU

I tried to make the crystal create the shape of a blooming flower. It fits with Lightning's rose-shaped eidolith. The bloom of the future, since every future needs hope and light! [?] <3

If I only was better drawing romantic scenes... But nooooo, I suck so much at this. I'd like to do them some justice. I have to keep trying! xDU

And... well, I think that's all! I'm really proud of a drawing of mine for the first time in my almost eighteen years of life! Now I can die at peace. [?] <3

Oh, Hope and Light... They're just perfect together. Square-Enix, don't you dare to ruin the almost-canonical Hope/Light in a future Final Fantasy XIII-3! Remember what I said! A future needs Hope and Light! [?] >D

Well, hope you like it! *w*
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wow! It is very beautiful and awesome!:love:
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dagga19 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
OMG, How comes I hadn't seen this one!!!?? It's sooo beautifully made, and I love the description! Eternal Crystal for an eternal love, a love that overcomes centuries!!!! Wonderful ;)
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I did it two years ago! I think I've improved a bit since then, hehehe! But anyway, I'm so glad you like it! In fact, I'm tempted to redraw it again and do a better version... Maybe, if I feel inspired one day! And the ending for the LR: FFXIII sequel I'm planning is a bit similar to this... ;D
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Dakk-Tribal Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
now, that's flipping beautiful
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aah, I'm so glad you like it! It was really hard to draw them properly, so I feel so happy when you tell me you like my drawing! *w*

I've been having issues for drawing them lately. My inspiration is teasing me again. But I feel encouraged to keep trying thanks to all of you! <3
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frankpower Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :D :heart: this is awesome :D
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm so glad you like it! *w*

I've not seen so many Hope/Light drawings in traditional art. I'm still trying to get better in traditional, since I suck so much in poses and all that. But I'll improve eventually, I'm sure about it! And then I'll be closer to be a great artist like all of you! [?] <3

At least I managed to do a decent Hope/Light drawing for once! Now I can die at peace. [?] *w*

Thanks for commenting! <3
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frankpower Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

neither have i. Didn't see much drawings of Hope and Lightning :( and this drawing is amazing :D you did an amazing job in the drawing :D your already a great artist <3

and your very welcome! <3
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many people prefer digital art, I suppose. Well, if I don't do digital drawings it's because I don't own a tablet and I don't know how to work that way in Photoshop. And, besides, I like traditional drawing. I enjoy so much doing all the shadows! [?] *w*

I feel so happy now! I'm so glad you like my drawing! It's hard for me to draw Hope and Light properly, but I want to improve. Oh, I don't think I'm a great artist. I'm just a great hand-hider. [?] xDU

Thank you again! <3
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frankpower Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like digital art :) but i like traditional drawings also :D its fun to draw cause i draw too and idk how to use photoshop at its best still learning most of the basics in photoshop

Im liking the drawing :D and I'm happy to see that you like to draw cause i like to draw myself and i need to improve more in drawing as well and you don't think your a great artist. Well i think that you are a great artist :D

Your very welcome! <3
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