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Tidal Fayth :revised:

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After having the original version of this as my Featured Deviation for ages, the problems with it finally got to me badly enough I felt compelled to completely redraw it.

I fixed the anatomy.
I shaded it more precisely.
It was rendered at approximately 8"x10", which is easily four times the size of the original.
I also estimate I've got some 20+ hours of my life in this damn thing, and I am firmly reminded why I never work this big. Augh.

Anyhow, I'll be removing the old one eventually, so those of you that have the old one +fav'ed, be aware it's going to be vanishing.

For those that didn't see the old one, this is a hypothetical image of the Fayth-statue of Yuna's Final Aeon... Leviathan. Yes, it's Tidus, of course. Just a thought of what had happened if things had gone differently. Or rather... if things had gone exactly the same as before.
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queenofthegems's avatar
O___O Awesome details....*in awe* Awesome!!!!
lureofthesea's avatar
I have loved this work for a long time now.  The shading and detail are incredible and it's a favorite forever piece for me.
Riolu423's avatar
Say, if this scenario actually went through instead of the fight of Yunalesca... would Tidus be still be able to uphold his word about finding another way? That would mean Tidus would have to fight Sin... Without letting Yu Yevon get close to him. Either that, or destroy Yu Yevon before corruption could take place.
Arrext's avatar
That's a cool scenario. If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Tidus. But what about Yuna having to die after summoning him?
Riolu423's avatar
If I remember FFX right, doesn't the summoner die after Yu Yevon seizes control of the Final Aeon?
Arrext's avatar
Not sure... i assumed that the summoner's life force was drained when they performed the Final Summoning, and that they died once their Aeon defeated Sin. I like your idea better: leaves more of a chance that Aeon/badass Tidus doesn't kill Yuna. 


So then... I guess Final Fantasy X-2 would be all about finding a way to change Tidus back?
Riolu423's avatar
Actually, fact-checking shows that after Yu Yevon takes over the Final Aeon, the summoner then dies. So, if Yu Yevon was destroyed before it could possess Tidus... Yuna wouldn't be dead.
Arrext's avatar
Oh? Well, great then. That still leaves room for X-2 to be about changing Tidus back... although that's assuming he doesn't fade when all the Fayths stop dreaming, which is a bit of a leap.
Riolu423's avatar
Well, Tidus is merely a dream of the Fayth... but remember when Tidus faded away in the original game, after Yu Yevon's defeat? Yeah, he was more or less seen at the Farplane. So, maybe the Good Ending of X-2 could still happen...? You know, the Fayth somehow made Tidus from a dream to a real human being?
Arrext's avatar
Oh yeah, i'm not questioning that.
I just wondered if he'd fade away in the first place, since he himself would now be a Fayth, and he might keep dreaming so that Yuna could still call on him while looking for a way to change him back.
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Sinnocently's avatar
I recall seeing this from long ago. Glad to have  found the original artist!
Sha-ani's avatar
ok, i can't really understand what the problem is, but i feel something really wrong about anatomy (you fixed it??)
torso and head look right, being the front part (isn't it?)

but from the elbows to the hands the arms looks like the whole body is seen from behind (especially the 'nude' arm, where i see the pointy part of the elbow). if he is twisting his arms, getting to show thepointy part of the elbow, the wrong part are the hands. use lil' reference.

i know i could be wrong, but i can't see how this could be. maybe tidus in this version (i'm not a big ff player) has twisted arms?? really don't know.

sorry if you feel offended.
Aquastick102's avatar
You can twist your hands so that the back part is on the same side as the elbow. It's just a little uncomfortable.

There's nothing wrong with the anatomy. In FFX, the fayth statues (this picture) are supposed to be viewed from behind. So no, the front part of the torso isn't being seen here. It's from behind.
immortalGermination's avatar
awesome!I'm Chinese.You picture has been stolen,is a 14 year old Chinese boyl.He said it was his painting.作为他的同胞我感到很抱歉,很羞愧。但是比起可耻的庇护,我更尊重您的权益,如果可以,能给盗图的孩子一个教训。

His contact information:1056196096
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My number:1693658524
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VaissLogus's avatar
Yuna...what have u done..!!
Little-Tuss's avatar
O.O wish I could sketch like this. Your attention to detail is amazing.
Alice524's avatar
If this happened, I think the his Hymn of the Fayth would sound like this: [link] . it's like Yuna singing to her lost love.
Little-Tuss's avatar
That would be perfect O.O. Kinda makes me wanna cry now though...
requinrouge's avatar
Wow this is jaw-dropping!! would love to see it in colour!!
Taheen's avatar
I love this, and I love the concept. Kudos to you for both.
syris427's avatar
this is awesome
Minnigan's avatar
i have to say, i like the thought of seeing tidus as leviathan. kinda cool... wonder what the aeon looks like?
ScarletVioletta's avatar
Oh man. I'd never even thought of this scenario before now.

That's AMAZING.
SkyDarkStar's avatar
I cant get over how awesome this is! This makes me tense up at the thought of how this could have been animated. Im so glad people like you exist in our world, I just wish I had the talent to do it myself. What I lack (horribly) in art I try to make up with writing. A picture is a 1000 words? Then I'll soulfully write all 1000 words!
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