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That moment when you think you´re dying but some creep-ass plague that usually kills people renders you immortal
aka "I´m not the only one seeing all that black goo on my face, yes?"
Because guess what, the first time this sh*t happened that must´ve been freaky as hell. Surviving things humans shouldn´t is one thing, looking like the Bloody Mary doing it is another. And yes, who would´ve guessed, I get SAI back and still all I do is drawing this piece of trash. It´s 4 am and I regret nothing.

Ardyn Izunia belogs to SE
Speedpaint took about 42 min. Does that still count as speedpaint? Where do people draw the line?

Look at all that goo. And that pretty hair. Tumblr´s here:…
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Mireryn Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist
This looks soooo good!  I love how you did the hair!  :)  (42 minutes!?  That...that's a speedpaint, all right! XD)
Ardyn just needs some makeup remover, I'm sure it'll be fine!
Ja-Sz Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Science dictates the more smudged your eyeliner the more capable you are to catch whatever the protagonist throws at you. Guess Ardyn didn´t want to take any chances XDDDDD
Thank you so much for your kind words! I´m always a bit unsure when it comes to speedpaints since everyone´s tempo greatly differs, so it´s possible that what might seem like a speedpaint to me is "usual" drawing time for others. One can never know XDDD Some artists here at DA are crazy fast with their works :).
Mireryn Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist
Hm, maybe this is why he's the villain that actually got what he wanted in the end.  Perhaps he should use this knowledge to help his fellow Final Fantasy antagonists out.  "Pesky heroes keep thwarting your takeover plans?  Then ditch the Final Form(tm) transformation routine and try Ardyn's longer lasting beauty regime to give yourself the death metal look that's sure to send them fleeing in terror!  Tutorial now available on YouTube!"
You're very welcome! ^_^  You're right about the differing speedpaint times.  A lot of people pump out these beautiful sketches in just under ten minutes and I'm over here like "...How?"
Ja-Sz Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dito - it´s incredible what some artists are capable of. Which is why I really like this site. Watching the progress of other artists is incredibly inspiring and encouraging.
I think you should go into advertising-buissnes btw - looks like you´ve got quite a knack for that :D :D :D Funnily enough tho, no one ever saw Ardyn´s make up of terror, so I suppose the only ones he sent fleeing with it were some poor bastards trying to rob him at night or some kind of other NPCs who he just wanted to fuck around with. :D :D
Mireryn Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist
Indeed.  :)  Artists only get better with time and practice, so it makes sense that the more you draw of something, the quicker you get at drawing it!  I'm glad to see that people are still keeping deviantART alive and well-fed with new fandoms, since I think a lot of people jumped ship to other platforms within recent years.
Gosh diddly, you're right, and Noct didn't really flee in terror from seeing it in the "spirit realm" either.  I may have falsely advertised this product.  Guess I really am good at the job! :D
Though I crack up laughing thinking that Ravus has walked in on Ardyn at some point giving himself a a pep talk or something in the mirror with his demon face on, only for Ardyn to deny that he ever saw such a thing, so now Ravus goes through life not knowing what's real anymore.
Ja-Sz Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeaah, just to screw with him Ardyn would change for only a split-second, making poor Ravus second-guessing his sanity XDDD

Aah,´s gotten a lot quieter here at DA...but we´re not dead yet! :D :D :D
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