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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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xHeeendlx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love this so much! :heart: Great job. I love Light x Hope! :iconcuteheartplz:
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah, I'm really glad you like! Thank you! *w*

Wheee, I love Hope/Light too! I love them so much! I don't write FanFictions so quickly and easily as The Bloom Of Darkness. But I adore them, I'm obsessed with this couple, sdfghjklnbknh! [?] <3 <3 <3

I'm used to draw only for illustrate my FanFics, but I'm trying to draw different things. That's why my Hope/Light drawings are usually the ones from the story, LOL. But, anyways, they're Hope and Light! That's what matters here! [?] *w*
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xHeeendlx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

I'm obsessed too! They're jusst so awesome! Hope/Light is my favorite couple.

Haha that's true. I guess I should read the fanfiction. I just love everything about them. And you're drawing is just amazing!
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So we share an OTP, am I right? That's great! [?] <3

Now I've just started XIII-2. I'm gonna check EVERYTHING involving Hope in order to get more hints for the Hope/Light fandom! [?] *w*

Oh, if you want to read it, it's in our Hope/Light group! I'm Spanish and my English is awful for writing stories, but I suppose I'll improve if I try! xDU

Ah, thank you so much! At least staying awake until 5AM for two days for coloring it was worth the effort, LOL. [?] Your Hope/Light work is so amazingly-awesomely-lovely! [?] <3
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xHeeendlx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, your right. <3

They look so awesome together. I hope you can find some hints for the Hope/Light fandom. :)
You are from Spain? Wow, your English is really good. I wish my English would be as good as yours. I'm from Germany. But you're right. Writing a fanfiction must be a good way to improve your English.

You're very welcome. It's really amazing. Yes, it was really worth the effort.
Hehe thank you! Glad you like it. That means a lot to me! :meow:
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, since I watched the whole playthrough of the game in YouTube months ago, I have collected some hints already! And even my mother says it's quite obvious Hope loves her, LOL. [?] *w*

Oh, thank you! Well, here in Spain people don't speak English easily, so I'm glad you think so! Yours is awesome! I heard English is almost a second language in Germany, so I can tell you that your English has to be way better than mine! x)

Hehe, it's good to have great artists in the Hope/Light fandom! Let's keep spreading their love throughout the world and fill the future with hope and light! [?] <3
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xHeeendlx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's funny and I like your mother. xD I guess it's really obvious that Hope loves her. He's just so cute. :heart:

You're welcome and thank you too! I'm glad you think so. Yes, it is almost like a second language in Germany. But I don't need it very often. I fear I've forgotten a few things.

Yes, I think the same way. Of course! I just love making cute pictures with them. They're just so adorable and everyone should know that. :heart:
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course it's obvious! And, talking about hints, have you read Hope's article in the Final Fantasy Wiki? Well, I'm gonna show you a paragraph. [?] *w*

"After the paradox is resolved, negating their initial meeting, Noel and Serah are forced to repeat the process of being welcomed by Hope in 1X AF, before he again uses the Oracle Drive to show them the now clear images of Lightning in Valhalla. Then he asks Serah if he will be able to pass through time himself and meet Lightning again, since it's the reason why he has been researching all these years."

I SWEAR I LET OUT A FANGIRL SQUEAL WHEN I READ THIS YESTERDAY. I couldn't help but grinning and giggling. [?] <3 <3 <3

Haha, don't worry. Your English is awesome! I forgot some things too, and then I do awful mistakes. OwU

I'm still practising at drawing them, but I have so many ideas for them! The problem is, I can't do a proper drawing because I suck at anatomy and all that stuff... TwT

You're great at creating Hope/Light awesometastic [?] pictures! *w*
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sSlightningSs Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
so sweet~ this shouldve happend
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ShadowMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have FanFiction for something! [?] :iconhappymanplz:

Hope and Light are so adorable and perfect together! Since I thought about the story, I had this scene playing in my head. It's so romantic and sweet and asdfghjnvhjsfh! [?] <3 <3 <3

I tried so hard in order to get them right. They deserve it! *w*

Thanks for your comment! And I agree with you. Take note, Square-Enix, for XIII-3! [?] >/
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