Sephiroth Oil Painting

Posted Jun 17, 2005, 11:05:50 AM
I was playing around with a sketch in Painter again and this is what I've got so far. I've been using the default oil settings. This is Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7. This is a work-in-progress. I think the sketch I started with didn't have enough volume to it so the face is looking a little flat. Oh well, I'm really just experimenting. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I'll work on this some more tomorrow.

This painting is still in the very loose stages so it definately needs refinement.

Let me know what you think.

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  • Jun 17, 2005
    Ooh, Sephiroth!!! My fav character in FF7 (right after Aeris)!!

    Really creepy and omnious picture! Great work BogusRed! We continue to Worship you!!
  • Jun 17, 2005
    I like the drawing, but I think it looks a little strange with his face being clearer than his body. Maybe add some more definition to his armor and such?...It does really pull off the creepy feel though. Hmm. Slant
    • Jun 17, 2005
      Yeah you are right. Much of his body still needs to be refined. The painting is still in a very loose stage. Creepy is probably a good thing with this character since he's the main villian. Although I don't think I was conciously trying to make it feel creepy.
  • Jun 17, 2005
    This looks amazing. I love his eyes. I don't exactly know who this character is because I have never played FF7, but, it looks remarkable anyway.
    • Jun 17, 2005
      Thanks. His green eyes has something to do with the storyline.
  • Jun 17, 2005
    Sephiroth is such a hottie.....especially in Avdvent Children! But he had short hair in that one....I love him with long locks!
    • Jun 17, 2005
      Oh yeah he is hot in Advent Children. When is that being released anyway? I'm dying to see it.
      • Jun 17, 2005
        Well im trying to download it....otherwise I dont know when it comes, buy If I succed I'll let ya know.
        • Jun 17, 2005
          Does it have English dialogue or at least English subtitles? I don't want to watch it if I don't know what's going on. Please let me know if you are successful and where you got the torrent for it (if you did use a torrent).
  • Jun 17, 2005
    Wow, this is really awesome! I love the rich shading; I think it really sets a mood.
    My friend loves Sephiroth; he says this is the coolest drawing of him he's ever seen ^_^
    • Jun 17, 2005
      lol thank you, and tell your friend thanks, too!
  • Jun 17, 2005
    Nice painting, i really like the "diffuse" effect you made, it gives the background an impression of movement. And hum, i don't know this caracter so i dunno if it's a hood on his head or his hair but if like his head is somehow lost in it...

    I really love the way you handle the brush!

  • Jun 17, 2005
    Lol ok, i've just check the guy out...(ching ching nice man errr caracter... all the nice ones never existWink

    So its his hair, i understand now, but i still feel like there's something to be done there.

    Love yur work
    • Jun 17, 2005
      Thanks. I'll work on it some more so that his hair doesn't look so much like a hood Big Smile
      • Jun 17, 2005
        lol, now that i've seen the caracter i'm ashamed to have thought it was a hood! Tee hee!
        • Jun 17, 2005
          no don't be ashamed. The fact that you saw it as a hood tells me that I need to clarify the painting.
  • Jun 17, 2005
    Wooow! I'm very insterested in seeing the finished piece. You've already established a kind of 'energy' with the colors and brush strokes you're using. Nice composition! It's very hard to look away from.
  • Jun 18, 2005
    Sephiroth looks awesome. Wish I was good with oil paints. Very good job.
    • Jun 18, 2005
      Well, they aren't real oil paints. Anyway, thanks.
  • Jun 18, 2005
    Oooh! He looks very creepy and evil here. Wow.... I only know Sephiroth from pictures, having never played the game, but in this picture he's very attractive! I like that only his face is clearly defined, it draws your eyes, makes you hold his gaze. *shudder*

    Great job! Big Smile
    • Jun 18, 2005
      thanks. I still need to get around to finishing this.
  • K.J.
    Jun 21, 2005
    this drawing is awsome i wish i could draw like u.

    friend of veggie lover :vegeta:
  • Jul 1, 2005
    wOW! omg! I WISH i could oil paint like that. THat picture ROCKS MY SOCKS! XD
  • Aug 8, 2005
    I was looking at all your art work and i seriously cried with happiness!!!CrySmile
    your art work is awsome!!! i luv it sooo much!!!!
  • Oct 9, 2005
    Beautiful picture of Sephiroth, love it! Smile
  • Oct 21, 2005
    Sephiroth! Omigoshers this picture is aweosme! Very aweosme! O:
  • Nov 4, 2005
    So you just one of the best on this site... this is an awesome job on Sephiroth, one of the all time best bad guys in FF.....
  • Nov 12, 2005
    Ok so when I first saw this I thought it was completely awesome(A whole lot better than I could ever do) But what bugged me about it is that it didn't flow together well to me. It may just be me but visible brush strokes bug me alot. So maybe if you smoothed it up alittle bit it might make look even better. I don't know if that helped any but I still love it!....don't hurt me Innocent
    • Nov 12, 2005
      yeah you are right. I think what might not be flowing right is the strokes in the hair and in the leather clothing. They don't look convincing. I like the brushstrokes in the background though. They look kind of cool. His face doesn't look quite right either. I'll have to take another crack at this when I get the chance.

      Thank you very much for the critique Jill Big Smile
      • Nov 12, 2005
        Oh your right about the strokes in the background I like those. The strokes on him though should be smother is what I ment so you could make him out alittle more. And do finish this one I'd really loved to see how it comes out.Grin
        • Nov 13, 2005
          Thanks yeah I totally agree with your critique. And thank you for it.
          • Nov 13, 2005
            Yup yup anytimeBig Smile
  • May 22, 2006
    nice painting love the way u got so far
  • Aug 3, 2006
    Omg!! This piece is kick-ass!! I love how you work around the details in facial expressions!
  • Aug 20, 2007
    This is so cool looking I love Sephiroth... You do good work.