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Final Fantasy VII - Sephiroth by Mustesielu Final Fantasy VII - Sephiroth by Mustesielu
"Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away"
Sephiroth in Advent Children

So you all probably all know who he is :D If not he's the main villain from Final Fantasy VII role-playing game and one of the most iconic video game characters of all time. He is one of those bad guys that I personally just love to hate.

In the beginning I was going to paint the classic scene from the game, where he is standing in the flames ([link]), but that have been done many times before, so I decided to go into an another direction. This is one of those scenes that were not showed in the actual game, but happened in the story nevertheless; Here Sephiroth is using the Black Materia (very powerful magical orb) to summon meteor to destroy the world.

And I didn't stop the changes in the direction there. He's armor, hair and face is here little bit different than in the original character artwork. Don't get me wrong, I was not trying to make him look better, as that would be utterly impossible. I just wanted to make my version of him and translate him in to my style. That being said, I think he is still very recognizable.

Edit: Did some editing to his eyes ^^

Oh wooooow, a Daily Deviation... that's just insane. And crazily awesome!!! I never thought that I would get one of those. Thank you so much stako [link] and Lyricanna [link] I Can't stop smiling now n__n
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Given 2013-04-06
Final Fantasy VII - Sephiroth by ~Mustesielu ( Suggested by stako and Featured by Lyricanna )
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bebidolls Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my favourite picture!!!! stunning!!!
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:iconnakuru-nebelung:
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I thought this was a photomanipulation :jawdrop: !!!
This is amazing!
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjayage5ds:
Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is so Awesome.+fav 
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you n__n
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:iconteresaekaw:
teresaekaw Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's perfectly handsome :)
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlucik89:
Lucik89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous ...
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconveteseruslupus:
VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Very nice... Indeed, like a real Sephirot in my imagination) Excellent)
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconkuraudonew:
KuraudoNEW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Eyepopping  Stunning.
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwittyanimegirl:
wittyanimegirl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
:wow:
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
^^
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:iconcristedelune:
CristeDeLune Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... wait a minute is this an awesome cosplay or....

Nope. Just an unbelievably awesome painting.

OMG THIS IS JUST TOO PERFECT.
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you very much :D
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:iconlanyedark:
lanyedark Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!Sincerely admire you.I love him so much!:love:
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh I'm honored n_n Thanks!
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:iconthel-chan:
TheL-chan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
...DER... :faint:

...He is so frickin' gorgeous!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstako:
stako Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to see it happen. A well-deserved DD!

Thanks Lyricanna! ^^
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks again! Still can't believe this really happened ^^
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:iconstako:
stako Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. As I said - it is well-deserved.
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:iconmangoredchile:
Mangoredchile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my...
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
n__n
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:iconlalalililalalii:
LalaLiliLalaLii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a awesome piece of art! :rose: :heart:
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxadrea:
Xadrea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can totally hear "One Winged Angel" playing :la: great work!
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hah, me too ^^ What a great song! Thanks!
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Requiem-of-Ice Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great. The rendering is a marvel, and of course, the entire effort put into this shows on here.
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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Seryn141 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, he is definitely recognizable; I knew him right away! I love the realistic rendering of his features. You did a fantastic job on one of my favorite icons. :eyepopping:
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Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! It's always a risk to slightly change something that has as much an iconic status as Sephiroth has, but I'm glad it turned out well in the end :D
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VicariouSoul Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Sephiroth will forever remain the greatest villain/antagonist. There can be no other. He is a good man's guilty pleasure and wannabe personality through fanciful wishing.
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Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Couldn't agree more :D Although I think that Final Fantasy series has pretty great lineup of delicious villains. And more often than not, story is as great as it's villain is interesting and intimidating.
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VicariouSoul Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, of course there are some other cool villains. I'm not denying that. Sephiroth for me just had the biggest 'madman' impact on me when much younger, and even now at the age of reason. I always felt I was in one instance and could relate to Sephiroth in that scene where he's looking over his library of books scattered all over the place, then goes completely mad.

In one of my literary pieces In Memoriam - Mari that scene inspired this [link] illustrating this:

Quote,
"My life's a library thrown upon the floor,
Or so it seems, and I had been a biblioclast
(Slayer of books) seeing I had surpassed,
Knowing of certain things I wish to ignore."
End of quote.

The entire poem can be found here [link]
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silverfang07 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*simply baffled*
Interesting to see something different too ^u^
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Any recommendation what that "something different" could be?
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silverfang07 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I was just referring to how most drawings I see use that one scene you mentioned :D
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fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I like this. It gives it a more, "what sephiroth would look like in the real world" type of feel.
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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HerOnceWhiteWings Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could not agree more :)
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MistofSephiroth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
THIS has got to be one of my most Favorite pieces of him! GREAT JOB! lol I wasn't even looking for it! It just popped up and I'm glad I clicked on it...God bless ^_^

Details...are on point!

Thanks for bringing him to life =)
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! Painting this piece was a blast ^^ I hope that I have more time for fan art in the future...
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: This is absolutely stunning! Wonderful work! Definitely worthy of a DD!
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm still simply stunned by the DD...
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve it dear! :la: Don't blame you for being stunned, but you earned it with this magnificent piece of work :love:
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:iconvan-dunkelschreiber:
Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's looks more effeminate than usual
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:iconmustesielu:
Mustesielu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Long hair like that has a tendency to do that to a man...
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