@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFXII/Tactics] [personal profile] justira: Dark Knight Gabranth (G)

Daily Doodle: Of course he's a Dark Knight. Of course.

So.

The thing is, Tactics style is apparently fabulous for displaying shapely male posterior (hint: bottom left). And APPARENTLY I now have some kind of Noah FETISH (courtesy of [personal profile] chaosraven NO DOUBT) and got it into my head at some point, or maybe [personal profile] renay gave me the idea, to thus showcase Noah. We never see his ass, but I am willing to bet it is pretty damn fine. His calves came out pretty well turned, too.

The design is meant to be more or less in the spirit of previous job class porn entries. The design is obviously taken from Gabranth's armour, with simplification inspiration (and ideas for how to simplify Noah's face) from the Revenant Wings Gabranth art. Modified to look a little closer to the standard War of the Lions Dark Knight — the... things... on Noah's legs (tassets? cuisses? what the hell are they?) were transformed into the flary tassets of the male Dark Knight (though I kept a simplified version of the design from Gabranth's). The ridiculous crowny things on his poleyns are now the (embroidered) boot cuffs of the female Knight. (I have something of a habit of borrowing from both genders' outfits indiscriminately, though I apparently particularly enjoy putting little touches from lady costumes on the gentlemen.) I tried to work in bitty spikes on his pauldrons (quite bitty).

I had the damnedest time trying to get any kind of resemblance in the Tactics style — the faces consist of a generic-across-characters eye style, NO nose, and minimal mouth. What the hell am I supposed to do with that? Ah, I tried. He rather resembles a Beoulve, though — I smell an AU.

This did turn out more than a little busy without the colours I was too lazy to apply — those would have delineated the shapes and muted the lines. But overall, quite fun, definitely going in the queue to clean up and colour someday.

Time: 1.5ish hours, not counting the time I spent staring off into space.

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Daily Doodle: FFXII/FF Tactics - Dark Knight Gabranth )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFXII:OGC] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Half a Breath Away (Vaan/Gabranth) (PG)

Daily Doodle: This is at [personal profile] renay's request, as a pick-me-up after Black Friday. Congrats on surviving! ♥ And to everyone else in retail — congrats! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe and [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose for advice and quick once-over =)

Uhhh I don't actually have much to say. If you have no idea why Vaan/Gabranth of all things, the pairings comes from a story I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange, These Unending Alchemies of Honour.

Also, Noah's leathers can go die in a fire.

I think I'm due for some goats soon, though, I can't keep drawing big things every day XD
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Time: 3 hours or so


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Daily Doodle: Final Fantaxy XII - Half a Breath Away (Vaan/Gabranth) (PG) )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFXII:OGC] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Gabranth/Vaan doodle (Gabranth/Vaan) (PG)

Daily Doodle: Man guys. This thing was NOT cooperating. I still don't like it but I am so done with trying to be creative today! Bad mood — unhappy with words, unhappy with arts, still utterly exhausted from this whole damn week.

This actually started out as just trying to get a handle on Noah, and then Vaan kind of happened. I'm a little distressed, because I keep thinking he can be mistaken for Balthier. His features aren't Balthier's at all (Balthier is way sharper), and I checked and checked my references and I'm pretty sure he's... fairly on-model. Fairly. I can't get his hair right. But true story, Balthier/Vaan is a pairing that, uh, more than four people have heard of, and Noah/Vaan isn't? XD (I love Balthier/Vaan, though, maybe I should draw them too just for contrast — see, see, THIS is what Balthier looks like when I draw him!)

Anyway. I just had a hard time today; I'm sorry if this is not awesome =|

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Time: I don't even know, really off and on. Call it 40-50 mins?

Daily Doodle: Noah/Vaan from FFXII )

Daily Word Count: 380
Title: These Unending Alchemies of Honour
Fandom(s): FFXII:OGC
Characters/Pairings: Vaan/Gabranth, Basch, Larsa, Penelo
Rating: PG13
Spoilers/Warnings: Spoilers through the end of the game. Full disclosure: canonically, Vaan is 17 and Gabranth is 36 so. Uh. Yeah. Pedobear seal of approval.

Feedback: Holy sweet jesus, yes please. For anyone who wants to give me some serious crit, I've put together some notes/concerns at the very end of the story.
Word Count: 38,500 WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN

Summary: Gabranth lives, and there is nothing simple about it— not for him, nor Basch, and most especially not Vaan.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange as a backup gift for [livejournal.com profile] chaosraven/[personal profile] chaosraven's prompt Vaan/Gabranth. Post-game, Gabranth lives to tell the tale and Vaan is stuck with conflicting feelings.

OKAY UH. I have a lot of people to thank here, and also a few notes on canon, not to mention my crit notes.

A huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe/[personal profile] seventhe for the gamma read, the beta read, the cheerleading. This story could not have happened with you and your awesome suggestions. Another huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bottle_of_shine/[personal profile] renay, for beta reading, putting up with my woe and whining, and staving off my panic attacks for the past week. Thanks also go to [livejournal.com profile] lassarina/[personal profile] lassarina for help in the early stages of plotting and also for listening to my endless moaning. Finally, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mithrigil/[personal profile] mithrigil for the advice on language; though I didn't have time to ask for a full language beta, the advice you gave me was very helpful.





These Unending Alchemies of Honour )






Story Notes )


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Crit Notes )


x-post: [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange [here] (link goes to first part), my LJ [livejournal.com profile] justira [here] (not actually archived there, since I am tired of breaking this fic up across multiple entries; it just links back here), fanfiction.net, my DW.

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