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Cloud Strife revised by Cataclysm-X Cloud Strife revised by Cataclysm-X
I was looking through some REALLY old files again when I found this fella.


Cloud Strife from FFVII was my first try at coloured pencils 5 years (!!!) ago and was one of my very first submissions posted at deviantART...! I drew it as an x-mas present for my elder brother who introduced me to Final Fantasy VII in 1997. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have drawn any of these Final Fantasy portraits which kind of became my trademark back in 2007. :eager:


It's still one of my favourite games and honestly; I prefer the good old designs over the new (Advent Children) ones, although their 3D renders are pretty epic too.


So I decided to fix the original scan and resubmit it. The original file which I posted 5 years ago, can be found here.


Drawn from the original design by Tetsuya Nomura, obviously!

Fun times. I should finish my drawing of Zack AT LAST. DDDDD: *tssk tssk*

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:iconbgoodfinger:
Bgoodfinger Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, I have something just like this in my gallery. Slightly different medium.
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Avatar-Wes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
This is really good ^-^
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crystald5393 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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Khalif94 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...wait, are you sure it was in 1997!? cos i played it like in 200.... oh wait nevermind...
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:iconjezebeltruant:
JezebelTruant Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Um, wow. My favorite DA artist drawing my favorite video game. Meta.
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:icondemented-chicken-guy:
Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
who came first Cloud or Ichigo
cuz I wanna know who introduced big fat swords.
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:iconsappireforestwolf12:
SappireForestWolf12 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing!!!! i love the ffvii moive!
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:iconterra-fae-odosson:
Terra-Fae-Odosson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Cloud! I just beat Final Fantasy VII. Again. I love all of your art. Especially your realistic Final Fantasy work :heart:
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negroboter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I had this one hangin on my wall back in 97 itīs great
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:iconvivivixen:
Vivivixen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Awesome
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:iconsiri7860:
Siri7860 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*SQUEEEEEE* OMG you get HUGE KUDOS for this!
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:iconbaddassmatt:
baddassmatt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Amazing work!
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:iconkykel:
Kykel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Wow. I absolutely love this version of Cloud. He's one of my favorites.
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Jofepz Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! awesome job!!! CLOUD and ZACK are my favorites characters of all FF. // es muy impresionante el dibujo : D
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kaza-dum Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy envy... Motivation. I'm now going to go practise my drawing techniques, all thanks to this picture. Which is absolutely magical might I add. ;P
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Wylt Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just the sameee!!!!! wow beautifull!!!
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:iconxmidnight-runnerx:
Xmidnight-runnerX Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
lol classic cloud right there!!! been a while since I saw this picture drawn.
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shadowpuppet7186 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! cloud is my favorite :)
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:iconjustmelovindio:
JustMeLovinDio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
very pretty!
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:iconkjs-1:
KJS-1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Yes, you should finish your Zack drawing...I would love to see your rendition of him! It inspired me to draw my own Zack. I'd just LOVE to see the final piece!!!
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:iconreixma:
Reixma Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Zack! Yes please! Would be interested in pur-chas-ing! ^_^_^
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Franrie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's lovely colored! And yes we've been waiting for the finished Zack for a while, but we can keep patiently waiting 'cause I know it's gonna be awesome when you do finish it :la:
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danik107 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
u should SRSLY try doing the DISSIDIA version of cloud!
[link]
its EPIC!
i also RLY loved the way u did the VII version of cloud!
spikey hair and a giant blade!~
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:iconkaza-kaizen:
Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
so cool
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:iconmrsier0:
MrsIer0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You really should finish Zack!
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:icondevination:
devination Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
aaah... this brings back memories :P
great job!
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SergeantSkittles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Never could get all that into the final fantasy series. Not because of story or characters but because I always got my rear handed to me on a silver platter by even the earliest of bosses. Guess I'll just have to stick to my FPS's and western RPG's.
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starburn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I love how I see this in my deviations and initially I think "who copy pasted the picture? Oh wait. It's Cataclysm. HOW SHE DO THESE THINGS?!"

<333 Lordy I love your work. And your brother. THANK YOU FOR GETTING HER INTO FINAL FANTASY. >3<
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TheFungusyOne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Haha, naww, I miss your FF drawings :P I think it was your one of Vincent aaaages ago that made me watch you on DA!
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Mjasan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeeees, please finish the Zack drawing!! :eager:
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Great drawing!! :D
I've never played Final Fantasy, so I'm not familiar with this character.
He looks a bit like Link from the Legend of Zelda series though,
and I am "nuts" over Linky!! :love:
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ManaAdvent Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Amazing!
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DragonWarroir Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
well done
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Judg3m3nt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
That was the sword Angeal took such meticulous care of...
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
cool
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:iconlaminated-teabag:
Laminated-TeabaG Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
Cloud was such a high rider in that game.
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:iconrollingslug:
RollingSlug Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh.. ;D; You're drawing all my favorite characters from FF.
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django92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it.
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:iconkeatt:
keatt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
yes omg please finish your zack drawing! :D
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Lilinete-the-Ghost Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow really cool
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Stevenartist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Say, I drew that same pose years ago for Pepsi in vector. :)
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:iconmithinco:
Mithinco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Nice! FF7 rocks!
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:iconmishikaiya:
Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Zack! So neglected. But this Cloud does look awesome. I'm having an extremely difficult time telling it apart from the original art.
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Cloud looks very COOL!
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh wat goed zeg dit :P
geweldig als je dat soort dingen terug vind :love:
dit ziet er al beter uit dan ik ooit met potloden kan fabriceren, laat staan het niveau dat je nu hebt :worship:
;)
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Furesy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Amazing progress indeed! Still remember when I first visited your dA page, after I was recovered from the total epicness of the first pages of your gallery (:p), I started going through your gallery more often and its great to see the newer submissions compared to your older ones! A true path of the artist right there ;)

And you should totally finish your Zack drawing!

Now I feel like I talk to much so I'll just say, still falling in l...! :D
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Lokboxx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
HOLYNOSTALGIA! This came out on the year of my birth.
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
amazing
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:icongreyfire-valentine:
Greyfire-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best game ever made
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heck yeah!

Final Fantasy VII and VIII rocked my socks! Very few RPG games had me hooked like FF.

I actually have an old drawing of Squall dated back to 2002. lol Feels like forever ago...

:D
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