The GA-HQ Final Fantasy Art Tribute - Those Who Fight Further

Vincent Valentine, the Shapeshifting Devil from the Final Fantasy VII Games

Vincent Valentine Render FFVII Art 

Vincent Valentine is one of the two optional party members in Final Fantasy VII and became very popular during the time. He even got his own game many years later with Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus for the Playstation 2. Vincent is a former member of the turks.

He gained immortality and a few..special abilities after Professior Hojo used him for various experiments. 

Vincent was one of the first characters chosen by artists for the second round of the Final Fantasy: Those ho Fight Further Art Tribute

To see the artworks in their full size, just click on them!

Vincent Valentine 

Vincent Valentine from Final Fantasy VII, drawn for Final Fantasy – Those Who Fight Further

by Joel Sousa, Malfey and Lady-Sutcliff

Why did you choose Vincent Valentine?

I chose Vincent Valentine because he is, in simple terms, a really cool character imediately standing out from the others!

What do you like about him and about FFVII?

Like I said before he stands out with his red cape, long dark hair and white skin, once I saw him the first thing that came to my mind was the image of a vampire. He even rises from a coffin for crying out loud!

And this is also what I like in FFVII. Despite Vincent being my favourite, all the rest of the characters have such a rich and complex past that when interacting wiht each others only brings more life to the story being told.

What tools did you use for the artwork?

I used my usual method. First I did a lot of sketch work until coming up with the rendition wich was then inked by a roller pen and finally coloured on Photoshop CS2.

Please describe your take on him

 Most of the time I ‘ll go with a more action packed scene but the thing that I like most about Vincent is his misterious and melancholic personality, so I portrayed one of my favourite moments in the game that’s when he’s awakened from his tragic slumber sitting in the coffin whith that somber expression.

Is there something else you want to tell the visitors of the Final Fantasy Art Tribute on GA-HQ?

-What I can say is that FF is a damn fantastic series with rich worlds filled of great charaters, good or evil they’re all awesome and you’ll be a part of that worlds too even without playing the games (wich I vividly recommend playing in the same), thanks to all the contributions in here. Each and every one of this amazing artworks will welcome you to the stories that came from the great mind of Sakaguchi-san! 

Artwork and description of it by Joel Sousa

About the Artist:

Joel is a hobbyist from Portugal and one of the most active GA-HQ ommunity members and created around 10 illustrations of games or game characters for the art collaborations yet including Link’s Blacklist, the Mortal Kombat Tribute and more.

 

Vincent Valentine Final Fantasy VII

Vincent Valentine Final Fantasy VII Fan Art

Artwork and description of it by Malfey

About the Artist:

Malfey is a young hobbyist from the Lebanon with an amazing talent,who contributed mostly submissions for Link’s Blacklist for now including an illustration of a super difficult to draw boss.

Why did you choose Vincent Valentine?

I chose Vincent because, honestly speaking, I don’t know much at all about Final Fantasy, and anything I know only comes from FF VII. Vincent is a very intriguing character and he has a deep past and I love his personality. His character design really appealed to me so I saw him to be the primary choice.

What do you like about him and about FFVII?

Well what I like about Vincent was basically stated in the previous question, but I especially love his relation to the turks and his devotion to Lucrecia, and how he ended up getting experimented on. They put all the characteristics I would have loved in a character right there.

His role in Dirge of Cerberus was especially amazing, which I incorporated a bit into my drawing.
I love FF VII because the characters are very diverse and all of them are lovable, be he/she a villain or hero. The story was great and I especially loved the animated film Advent Children

What tools did you use for the artwork?

I used Photoshop CS5 to create my artwork. I also used a few references for the roses and what Chaos/Galliant Vincent look like as I’ve never played Dirge of Cerberus.

Please describe your take on him

Well, let’s see… I included the roses and skulls because usually Vincent is associated with death, so I felt those were a must. Also, I wanted to add his two other forms on a larger scale behind him to show that sometimes they are dominant over his own self.

The colors are dark to emphasize his dark past and background, and the load of stuff he’s been through.

Is there something else you want to tell the visitors of the Final Fantasy Art Tribute on GA-HQ?

 I would love to say that there are definately many amazing artists out there, and not just limited to Final Fantasy. If you love video games on a whole, Game-Art-HQ has everything there is to offer, so do take a look around! And have a great day! ;D

 

 

 

 

Why did you choose Vincent Valentine?

I chose him because was one of my most beloved characters ever.From on the point I finished FFVII,I was rather sure he was my favourite FF character.

Later,I also decided Kefka,Sephiroth and Mateus are pretty awesome,too,but Vince simply has an elegance and natural beauty nobody else could win against.And,of course,his motives are pretty honorable,too.

What do you like about him and about FFVII?

 The game itself was just magnificent.It’s a cultural good,if you ask me – the story you absorbed in,the characters you learn to love,the battles that are able to make you damn happy or hella angry….it’s heaven.

What tools did you use for the artwork?

For the artwork,I only used various pencils and some cotton sticks.^^

Please describe your take on him

 I sketched the outlines (from the reference,it was a screenshot from Advent Children I think),then added light shadows into the face,leaving the eyes empty.Then I cared about the hair and the clothing,afterwards finished the shading in the face,then I darkened the hair once again.

With a black colour pencil,I added the dark areas to the hair and the lips and,last but not least,I drew the eyes.

Is there something else you want to tell the visitors of the Final Fantasy Art Tribute on GA-HQ?

 Well…..for all those who think the old games were perfection,and the new ones suck…
yeah.I agree. :D :D

Artwork and description of it by Lady-Sutcliff

About the Artist:

Lady Sutcliff from Germany is like the other two artists also a hobbyist, and the youngest one who participated in the Final Fantasy TWFF Tribute so far with her being only 15 (Nov. 2013). Vincent Valentine is her first submission to a GA-HQ Tribute, she is welcome to participate again in future projects!

Vincent Valentine Portrait 

 

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The Final Fantasy “Those who fight further” Art Project is a tribute to the protagonists of the Final Fantasy series and an ongoing project with thirty more artworks for ten characters every 3-4 months

Beside Red XIII the only FFVII characters drawn so far are Tifa Lockhart and Vincent Valentine, click on the logo below to return to the main gallery of our new project!

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