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fanart: FFVI Gau by karniz fanart: FFVI Gau by karniz
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Program: Painter 8.
Time Taken: About two hours.
From: Final Fantasy VI.
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Gau! From FFVI~ hehe..
Not many people illustrate him casting magic... since he is primarily known for just going crazy with his Rages... I personally love using him as a magic user.... other than making him use his Stray Cat rage! Woom!

I've been playing the GBA re-release... so yes, expect some FFVI artworks from me! It's really funny to go back and illustrate these characters [I have a BUNCH of junk art already!] because I was mainly into FFVI before I 1:) Had a website. and 2:) Before I knew how to draw very well... hehe!
So yes... I started my rampage of CG's with Gau, my love... He is up there with Setzer as my #2 hunbun in FFVI~

And please do not mention anything about his outfit. There's basically TWO looks for FFVI characters - the Amano way, and the sprite-way... I tend to fuse my favorite parts of the two for my own design... ^^ ;;

Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) Property of Square/Nintendo. All rights reserved.
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:icondemon242:
Demon242 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Behold Gau, the ultimate Blue Mage. Give him enough experience to shift from one Rage state to another at will and he's unstoppable. He won't destroy you with powerful spells. He'll annihilate you with monstrous anarchy!!
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cloudkesh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Gau's my name in japanese...
Nice Work!
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:iconokapai:
okapai Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Great JoB! Gau's was my favorite character and I always used him for magic too
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:iconfanartgal:
FanArtGal Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen a lot of art for him! Yay!
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gau, second to Setzer, is one of my most favorite males in the Final Fantasy series. ^^;;
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:iconfanartgal:
FanArtGal Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool! Haha! Who always has to be in your party of 4 unless Locke buts in and gets in the way?
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My main party throughout the game was: Tina/Terra [caster, damage dealer], Setzer [caster, damage dealer], Gau [melee damage], Relm [healer, caster].
Favorite cast in FFVI. ^^
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FanArtGal Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I have never heard of anyone really liking Realm!
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peanutthephantom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
This is ridiculously cool. Gau is one of my favorites.
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ZaidB Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I actually love how you illustrated his outfit, so if you don't mind, I'm definitely taking a few cues from your design in making my Gau cosplay. :)
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks! Hehe... it's just from staring at the details in Amano's various drawings of him!
Please lemme see some shots of you in it once it's done! I'm always happy to see underappreciated characters being cosplayed! [and I ♥ Gau! XD]
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ZaidB Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
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Here you go!
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:icondragonchan:
DragonChan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this!! It seriously encompasses so much of what Gau is! *purrs happily* I must go rifle through the rest of your artwork now XD

*fave*
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeee, thank you! I'm glad to know more people out there enjoy Gau... hehehe!!! And thank you~ ♥
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DragonChan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I adore him! I spent a good few hours giggling over him after I first discovered him ingame (I only played VI for the first time this past week *shame*)
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Omega-Lino Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Gau is one of my favorite characters in FFVI. He's the only one who can, outside of cheats of course, use the awesome looking Flare Star attack. As long as you know what your up against, Gau is as much of a beast as the things he rages as.

Also, I noticed that his outfit, as far as I see, is based a lot on the Amano-style (the pants and the cape).
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Jessipher Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I'm in love. Gau is such an under-rated character, his rages can be much more useful than people think. For instance, Destroyer has the Re-Raise/Life3 ability, and given enough time, he'll cast it on all of the characters. Fabulous!
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savacoole Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
i love this portrayal, so unusual and intense and AWESOME. the expression is great too
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much~ that is what I was aiming at... ^^
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Evanatt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007   Digital Artist
what a cool looking Gau picture. I don't see so much picture of him. ^^ fav*
and his clothes look just great. ^^.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~
Yes! not enough Gau-love going on around here! hehe...
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karrey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Professional Filmographer
You post too fast for me!! XD *tries to catch up commenting *

You know, all of this FFVI goodness from you makes me very happy. (*lurking ard LJ*) FFVI stuff in a proper style like yours equals hotness. <3
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karniz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nyuu... FFVI stuff YOU draw is amazing as well! I can't tell you how much I want to order a copy of Dancing Mad RIGHT THIS INSTANT!!!
[and naturally, if you guys are going to be making Volume 2 I will want that as well!!!] just need to get past this hump with monies then I can order that and Forsupen freely!!! mrreeahhh!! ^^

oh, and don't worry I have a CRAP TON of FFVI stuff now... mwahahha.
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DestructiveNode Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Gau is my all-time favorite FF6 character and you've depicted him awesomely. beautiful job :)
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ye muchly~
Gau deserves the attention he so deperately needs... hehe, coming from a nutjob father! ^^
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MadElfTk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007   Digital Artist
Oh gosh I could never see enough fantastic FFVI fanart. It's the best game of the series. I love Gau's dynamic pose in this picture. I really love your shading and colouring style as well. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work. :D
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ ^^
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DeactivatimusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
In a daze at the moment, so I'm not at my most awake, but this is really really cool. :3 Hee.
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fukkatsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Those are some fancy fancy pants! ( that really was my FIRST thought) I always loved his Amano design. It is so fluid and full of energy which seems to fit him oh so well! I do LOVE how you mixed the two designs into something really amazing. It makes him seem so wild and exotic which again, fits his personality exceedingly well!

Oh Gau, how I have missed you! You always have this way to just sexify characters ten fold XD!!! *huggles*
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:iconmedli:
medli Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Your FFVI fanarts are always great, but then again... they make me feel too much like I really need to play the game already. xD;

I love when Amano designs are mixed with their in-game counterparts, though. :heart: You did a really nice job of it here!
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TaurusJ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Thou thou *runs in circles*
>.<
FF VI, the only final fantasy game I actually finished and the only one I really liked.
No sucky chars like in VII and no incredibly stupid story like in VIII (my lack of Sony consoles made it impossible for me to play the other parts)

I can't wait to see our favourite thie... treasure hunter^^
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karniz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, and that is why FFVI is the best in the series...
[although, I do love I~VI dearly, FFVII can go rot for all I care... overrated game... and I dont consider VIII to be a game at all. Hated it!]

Oh, *everyone* is getting the royal treatment! I might color them in order of whom I prefer character-wise... so Lock is up there, but he won't be up anytime soon... hehehe, my favorites are quite weird.
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TaurusJ Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
We all grew up in the same ophanage, but we just forgot it...
RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG HT, stupidest plot twist ever
Not ever the sexiest summons could save this game T_T

Weird favourites you say? Hum, mog? (dance dance dance the foes away XD) aaand... damn, I forgot the name of the mimic >.>
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOGO~ I actually just got him last night in my replay... kehehe!
I plan on wrecking the Fanatics Tower with Gogo... I loooove Ultima.

Not ever the sexiest summons could save this game T_T
I knoooww... best Shiva and Siren... but dear lord c'mon square... >< ;;
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:icontaurusj:
TaurusJ Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
ah, yes, Gogo, how could I forget this name XD ?
^^
Gembox + Golden Hairpin = Loads and loads of fun
I'm throwing around Ultima spells just like that and I love it XD
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richardbrady Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Very cool, I love FF6, Gau was awesome. ^_^
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Kaze-Taco Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
WOO FFVI! ^o^ :+fav: Gau is such an underappreciated character (compared to, say, Locke or Kefka). And I love what you did with his outfit, combining the elements definately was a good idea.

(And did I mention that I love how you draw hands? You make it look easy, curses!)
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*hi-fives* don't worry... I'll be drawing *EVERYONE* from FFVI soon... ^^
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DanteHicks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Gau looks awesome karniz. Very nice. :D
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Chibi-Yuka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
omg, Gau! =D There's not enough FFVI love around here.
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Pheonix-wright Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
I like. :3333
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:iconboltstorm:
BoltStorm Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007   Digital Artist
What he said.
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Pheonix-wright Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
She. Read meh journal. :3333
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Dezfezable Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007   Digital Artist
goddamnit I want to have yer babies now. *____*

*loves loves loves Gau* I always admire how you manage to make everything so dynamic and colorful when you do CG's etc. *___*
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karniz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm... dezy babies...
/blush
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grimkim Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
i love the magic casting, he looks really intense and cool
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BrainWalker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Gau! Gau gau gau!

Man, Gau was fun. Just rev 'im up, point him in the right direction and watch him annihilate the enemy. Dude is so dedicated to his craft that he even gets their status effects down.

Gau: *mimics Telstar, suddenly begins hovering*
Sabin: How does he do that?
Cyan: 'Tis beyond me.

His theme is so sad, though. It matches his backstory, but it really doesn't match his character, I don't think. Gau always seems to have a good time.
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karniz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe! Yes~ There needs to be more love for Gau out there~ The dynamic of his, along with Mash/Sabin and Cayenne/Cyan in their portion of the split story was great! Hehe, he is just a fun character... I love making him Rage > Angel Whisper's just for the helluvit... ^^

And yes, his theme is the best... very sad... along with Relms which is very uplifting... god I love FFVI...
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