Final Fantasy – C.M.T.

No matter how dark the night, morning always comes, and our journey begins anew. – Lulu, Final Fantasy X

My world is being consumed by Final Fantasy. I learned recently learned they are celebrating 30 years. John purchased tickets to A New World: Intimate Music From Final Fantasy in Denver. I can’t wait for October 20th!

I’ve also been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XIV lately. It was hard to pull me away from my game to draw tonight. As I’m writing this blog I’m watching¬†MogTalk.

For tonight’s drawing I pulled together some of our Final Fantasy memorabilia as my inspiration.

Unlike last time I start off by outlining the basic forms of each figure. Then I started putting in some detail. Still rusty and it’s going to be a while before I get the full swing of charcoal again.

Below is a photo of my perspective. I took some artistic liberties with the placement of the Tonberry.


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Dragon Shape

I used to be really good with charcoal drawings. – moi

It has been over ten years since I’ve done a charcoal drawing. I can tell I am rusty, but I enjoy this medium and know I’ll be working more with it in the future. Charcoal is so easy to add and take away, forgiving when making mistakes and messy!

Below is a photo of my point of view.


Memories of when I took an intro to drawing class had me recall what my professor would say over and over “squint your eyes.” It was all about drawing shapes.

I remember him telling us, “Drawing is like a muscle. If you keep using it it will always get better, and if you stop you’ll lose it.” I learned a lot from him and his class was one I always looked forward to.

My class final I chose dragons as my subject, and to this day I consider them some of my best work.

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