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Final Fantasy-Rathalos by arvalis Final Fantasy-Rathalos by arvalis
As much as I loved the Monster Hunter World and Final Fantasy XIV crossover event, I felt it was a real missed opportunity for crossing the design aesthetics as well. I thought it would be really neat to draw Rathalos in the style of Final Fantasy monster design. I really love the FF summon designs and wanted to play in that design language for a bit. To do this I even went back to the basics and for the first time in 7 years got a real physical pencil out to do the lines. I worked really hard on the lines, boy pencil is much more work than I recalled. I then scanned the piece and did the digital colors. I had a lot of fun with this guy. Let me know if you can spot any of the Final Fantasy influences here~

 The original pencil piece is for sale on EBAY right now. www.ebay.com/itm/273439013533


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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Your art style is so so good! Excellent work here!
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Impressive work! Who would win, him or Bahamut? :D
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:icontitaniumursa:
TitaniumUrsa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Lord Bahamut. Hands down.
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018
No surprise! :D
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:iconkhymerrahapplebi:
KhymerrahApplebi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Valefore was always one of my favorite summons from one of my least favorite Final Fantasys, haha.  This really reminded me of him and brought back some nostalgic memories.  Beautiful design, the tail end and exaggerated shape of the wings really sells the FF look.  I love how I was able to easily recognize Rathalos, but still be confused enough, at first, to think that this was totally Final Fantasy related.   Great job!
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:iconstratadrake:
Stratadrake Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to agree here, FFX had some nice designs, and while I was put off by Valefor's design initially, I ended up totally liking it.
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:iconjakesutton7:
JakeSutton7 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting more Yu-gi-oh vibes from this piece but honestly it does look the part
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:iconzodiacbeast:
ZodiacBeast Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great drawing, the head looks especially terrifying and I couldn't help but laugh at the fact you snuck a Rathalos gem in his crotch plate. 

10/10
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man, gotta keep his ruby safe
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:iconbearful:
Bearful Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Ohh if you're into FFXIV that's really cool, I just started playing this year and adore this interpretation man!
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:iconskypotatofire:
SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Sweet dragon.
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:iconkittyillustrations:
Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing, I love this you definitely nailed the FF style.
I woulda Love to have fought bahamut in MHW than the behemoth. behemoth bloody hard thou, still haven't been able to beat him XD so even if they did put bahamut in  MHW I still get my arse handed to me XDD
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Fate-Darknu-Dragoon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018   General Artist
Thats epic. I like the mouth and face design, gives it a much deserved intimidating look.
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:iconanothertreegraphics:
AnotherTreeGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
gonna play some monster hunter here after i was done perusing my watchlist and rehab for my busted foot. saw this and was pretty stoked. I like your art style and I love me some final fantasy and Monster Hunter. Since 2004 I've been crushing each game as it dropped. although the older ones are fairly unbalanced so the extreme monsters take forever and can crush anyone who is even slightly unskilled. 
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Gryphonia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeufrosis: Lovely work! Niiiiiiice, very nice! :heart:_:heart: I enjoy it very much! :wow: :dance: :clap:

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:icongalidor-dragon:
Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
THIS is what I was hoping for as well!

You rocked the style mashup, gorgeous coloring C:
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:iconzenikat:
zenikat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
thats pretty sexy
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:iconredblakmonster:
RedblakMonster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
ES IMPRESIONANTE! :happybounce: 
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Spectacular
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
This is really cool
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:iconparadisefever:
ParadiseFever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love this mash up! And agree that there was a missed opportunity to go FF stylistic. Would you be doing more in the series with a similar style?
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:iconparadisefever:
ParadiseFever Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oops realised that you've answered already lol but still enjoying this!
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:iconfeareaper:
Feareaper Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Do you plan to draw other monster hunter monsters in a Final Fantasy style?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not, this was just a fun piece I mostly did for myself. 
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:icondraenei-friend:
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! :iconclapplz:
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:iconeirone-siderius:
Eirone-Siderius Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing. Now I wish we had redisigned mosners for the crossover!
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:iconjoshua-martin:
joshua-mARTin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Very nice mash-up!
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:icondiegoutetsuma:
Diegoutetsuma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Cool!!
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:iconcritcorsac:
CritCorsac Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful style mashup!
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:icongigan1000:
gigan1000 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist
Do you have any idea for a behemoth design that looks more like Monster Hunter?? That sounds super interesting!!
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:icondestroyerxdz:
DestroyerXDZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
detailed much
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AndreaPina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
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DestroyerXDZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no u
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wenexplosion07 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im lost... destroyer like, you don't trust him? Or yeah you trust him?
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DestroyerXDZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconwenexplosion07:
wenexplosion07 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I get it now. You are right bro.
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DestroyerXDZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also u get a free llama dont thank me plis
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:iconvindurza:
vindurza Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so kick ass
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:icondraco56:
Draco56 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Writer
Ooooh this is such a neat design, reminds me a bit of the badass Bahamut-Sin. :D
Hope to see more of Final Fantasy monster design in the future. :)
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SeaAng Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa ! Awesome ! I love monster hunter ♥
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:iconitsminosart:
ItsMinosArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOMMGGGG!!!
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:iconshinyreaper:
shinyreaper Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail is amazing
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:icondaekai:
Daekai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
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:iconlittleslimy:
LittleSlimy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahamut, lord of fire?
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:iconherrdoktorhans:
HerrdoktorHans Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!! I wish have a rathalos like this in FF
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Awesome. I love dragons. S
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hot dam you hit the final fantasy style dead on :XD:
so complicated and hard to tell what he face is, well done
(thank god this isn't in motion)
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:iconexempdent:
Exempdent Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Square Enix should hire you as a concept artist.
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:iconmeglind:
Meglind Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Filmographer
Looks like dragons crown
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:iconcenerun:
Cenerun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
just one word... awesome :o
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