For the next round of #DissidiaAces
Ambush in 3, 2, 1... or "A Choco-girl's gotta do a deal with some big ol' meanies to make a gil - but maybe the Evil Clown was a mistake?"
's Chocolina (saleswoman extraodinaire from FFXIII-2 who has the ability to travel through time and space) has been hired by ~Barrakhudda
's Kefka (the Big Bad from FFVI) to take him to Pandemonium Castle (from FFIX) to obtain something powerful. Balthier from Final Fantasy XII (my character in this tournament) has teamed up with ~SophieBrigitteXD
's Zell (from FFVIII) to stop his dastardly plan.
The challenge this round is to team up with your opponent's chacter (Zell for this round), and choose one of the other couples to fight against. I wanted to paint Chocolina so I picked her and Kefka, her partner for this round. We had a choice of 5 different settings from Final Fantasy, so I picked Pandemonium from Final Fantasy IX, because it has a fascinating organic looking design. Having made these selections, the real challenge this time was trying to fit all the vibrant (and clashing) colours and elements (feathers! Kefka's outfit in general, the wierd Pandemonium background) together.
I tried to paint Balthier and Zell at the moment of ambush, but it didn't work, so I ended up with them sneakily getting into position for their ambush while Kefka and Chocolina are distracted by ... whatever that thing is. I'm pretty happy with the muted colours and all the characters, but the design didn't turn out quite as well as I'd liked. Some anatomy issues that I wasn't able to fix (and Kefka's is odd in the game, so that was a challenge).
Stock photos from the wonderful ~Null-Entity
used for pose references and inspiration. Tumblr post is here: [link]