[Edited on 13 Jan 2018]
After 7 years since I posted this art, I finally managed to make Yuna looked more like... well, Yuna! In this change, I rework her hair to resemble Yuna's version and refine some parts of the details. The next change is basically her breasts part, making them less bustier. Lastly, I readjust the color to less saturation and increase the brightness. Hope you guys like the changes [Edited on 27 Feb 2011]
Some minor edit on necklace and hair parts. Thanks to mdotts
for pointing them out
Yay! Finally the weekend is here (yup, based on my time zone) and it's submission time for my latest Yuna artwork!
The title of this artwork is called "Suteki Da Ne" (translate as Isn't It Wonderful?), pretty straightforward though I wrote it in Japanese character (LOL, I actually google translate it). I tried writing it in english, but it sounds weird for a title since there will be question mark at the end. I'm not sure about writing in Japanese, whether there will be question mark or not... but I realized the song title somehow they did not include it. Or they also don't want their title to look weird? LOL. Whatever it is, here I present to you "Suteki Da Ne" artwork.
In this artwork, basically I want to focus the details more on Yuna herself. Which is why I made a decision to put beach background instead. I once thought of drawing Macalania lake during night time, but I figure that the lighting may not be suitable. I briefly tested dark background, and I come to conclusion that day background will be more suitable and she would look more radiant.
Pyreflies, thanks to those who have suggested, I have included some of the pyreflies inside the artwork. In fact, since pyreflies very much represents FFX and Yuna herself, I did have the intention of putting them in. And, I'm very happy with the results coming out. I thought it's gonna be difficult but after some random tries, I manage to produce them. It may be not accurate as the real one in game, but at least I can say it's my own version?
Let's talk about Yuna!
Once again, I used Saaya Irie as the reference model. But the reason I used her again is more particularly because she's Asian and Yuna is definitely modelled after Asian people. Furthermore, she speaks english in Asian slang right?
Come to costumes, after searching through the net, I realize her costume's reference was the most difficult to find compare to others I drew before. I know they are abundance everywhere but to get high res images are certainly the most difficult. First of all, before HD technology come in, the game was modelled after 480p resolution and their official wallpapers back then are 1024x764 the highest unlike these years, you can obtain their high res picture easily everywhere.
But thanks very much to my fellow DeviantArt watchers who suggested me a few useful links for reference. LOL, sometimes I find it funny that I seems like doing cosplaying for myself too with all those close research around. In fact, I used to have a thought of cosplaying for myself but unfortunately I don't know how to sew or find suitable materials around my place. Furthermore, my country here somewhat not so popular in cosplaying. They have a few but I can see most of them just do it in events or convention. Not like how I see in DA, that most of them do it during their weekends outdoor and take good photos with their poses and costumes.
The obvious difficult part in her costume is the Obi part at her waist and the hibiscus. If you look carefully especially the hibiscus, I actually did the overall design before manually resize and adjust to fit her waist position. The difficulty comes when you have to make them looked 3D otherwise it looks like a paper cutting paste on her body LOL
So, here there you go! Now that I presented you guys the new artwork, I hope you guys like it. You may use this as your personal wallpaper but please do not use it for the purpose to photomanipulate, alter or whatsoever without my permission. I will be more appreciate that you seek my permission first because all these are done with hardwork for 2 months.
[Edit 27 Feb 2011] - Some minor edit on necklace and hair parts. Thanks to mdotts
for pointing them out
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Wacom Graphire 4
- Saaya Irie - Japanese Bikini Model
- Several screenshots and wallpapers released by Square Enix, game magazines etc
- Cosplay reference site: gallery.minitokyo.net/view/996…
Special Thanks for suggesting good links and advices for Yuna costume:Epsilon86 artisticpsyco mdotts Endless-Fantasy-Art Usagi-Baka
Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura © SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD