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Painting FFVII Cloud Using Traditional Methods

| Art , Final Fantasy

With the recent release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, fans of the original game and newcomers to the series alike have been creating some incredible works inspired by the game. And now that lineup includes well-known Nihonga (“Japanese painting”) artist Miwa Hiduki, who posted a video of herself using traditional Japanese painting methods to create a one-of-a-kind rendition of Cloud, the game’s protagonist.

The video of her painting it is, by far, the most viewed one on her channel. After the initial sketch, she uses sumi ink to outline. According to commenters, she then uses suihi enogu (“mud pigments”) and chalk with gold leaf for the shimmering parts. Some iwa enogu (“mineral pigments”) are used to give the jaw-dropping final touches.

If you haven’t seen the video, be sure to check it out above. Watching the incredible detail that goes into every brush stroke is inspirational on its own. And then head to SoraNews24 for pictures that document each step.

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