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BLAME! - GBE Destruction by RinoaDestiny BLAME! - GBE Destruction :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 3 0 BLAME! - Killy by RinoaDestiny BLAME! - Killy :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 3 1 FFT - Scorch and Wither, O' Ifrit! by RinoaDestiny FFT - Scorch and Wither, O' Ifrit! :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 7 0 FFT - Train Lest Ye Be Idle by RinoaDestiny FFT - Train Lest Ye Be Idle :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 4 0 Your Support (Akira and Mikhail) by RinoaDestiny Your Support (Akira and Mikhail) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 Lady of the Contained Light by RinoaDestiny Lady of the Contained Light :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 Jedoya Islenth: Sacred Guardian by RinoaDestiny Jedoya Islenth: Sacred Guardian :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 Moving On (#14) by RinoaDestiny Moving On (#14) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 Grief (#13) by RinoaDestiny Grief (#13) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 What Have They Done? (#12) by RinoaDestiny What Have They Done? (#12) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 The Sacrifice (#11) by RinoaDestiny The Sacrifice (#11) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 Of What's to Come (#10) by RinoaDestiny Of What's to Come (#10) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 0 0 A Hand for A Brother (#9) by RinoaDestiny A Hand for A Brother (#9) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 1 0 Thus the Battle Turns (#8) by RinoaDestiny Thus the Battle Turns (#8) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 1 0 Battle in the Forest (#7) by RinoaDestiny Battle in the Forest (#7) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 1 0 Stay Down (#6) by RinoaDestiny Stay Down (#6) :iconrinoadestiny:RinoaDestiny 3 0


I made two little cards for a friend by rogner5th I made two little cards for a friend :iconrogner5th:rogner5th 342 23 Modern catholic chapel in Warsaw by GreeGW Modern catholic chapel in Warsaw :icongreegw:GreeGW 400 45 Thriae - Daphnis by puimun Thriae - Daphnis :iconpuimun:puimun 1,279 69 removing blue sketch lines by oomizuao removing blue sketch lines :iconoomizuao:oomizuao 1,017 83 #241 A Song to Narnia by Picolo-kun #241 A Song to Narnia :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 3,631 199 Searching for new puzzles by rumbl3fishy Searching for new puzzles :iconrumbl3fishy:rumbl3fishy 4,527 469 Summer bikeride by ChristinaMandy Summer bikeride :iconchristinamandy:ChristinaMandy 275 50 Legolas by TurnerMohan Legolas :iconturnermohan:TurnerMohan 125 38 Legolas and Gimli depart by TurnerMohan Legolas and Gimli depart :iconturnermohan:TurnerMohan 665 96 Inizio della Fine by mlauritano Inizio della Fine :iconmlauritano:mlauritano 36 8 DC_Bank Security by Ikaruga DC_Bank Security :iconikaruga:Ikaruga 252 39 Ashley Riot by Melcaia Ashley Riot :iconmelcaia:Melcaia 15 5 the light before we land by sandara the light before we land :iconsandara:sandara 16,189 648 Truth lies just beneath the surface by Sarmati Truth lies just beneath the surface :iconsarmati:Sarmati 1,381 111 Do you remember? by mohn-blume Do you remember? :iconmohn-blume:mohn-blume 485 64 Holmes and Watson by s-u-w-i Holmes and Watson :icons-u-w-i:s-u-w-i 713 60


Cold life in sleeping wood by eswendel Cold life in sleeping wood :iconeswendel:eswendel 1,569 420 I Shall Face Damnation for You by juliedillon I Shall Face Damnation for You :iconjuliedillon:juliedillon 7,893 758 Novel title page by feimo Novel title page :iconfeimo:feimo 6,827 427 The Storyteller by auryn The Storyteller :iconauryn:auryn 300 212


BLAME! - GBE Destruction
BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei is one of my favorites. Having already done a Killy fanart, I decided that the next best thing is not focusing on Killy for the second piece. Rather, I focused on the main draw that got me into BLAME! in the first place. Nihei's architectural prowess is what makes his Megastructure amazing, and I tried my hand at it. Also, because the Megastructure tends to get blown into oblivion at certain sections a lot (LOL), I added the very obvious path of a fired GBE's destructive output. You know Killy's in there or somewhere else 70 kilometers away shooting at Silicon creatures or something. 
BLAME! - Killy
Been fan-girling over the BLAME! Netflix movie for the past week, since I've been a Tsutomu Nihei fan from the first moment I discovered BLAME! (back when Tokyopop localized the manga). There's only one outlet when I'm geeking out hardcore like this, and it's fanart. So here's Killy in all his wonderful GBE-wielding glory. The new Master Editions of the BLAME! manga made it so much easier to figure out his outfit from the Vol. 1 cover. I also tried to carry over some of the colors that I see on Nihei's old BLAME! color illustrations. 

Pertaining to the movie, my favorite moment was when Killy knifed the Safeguard in the automated factory with his blunt blade. That moment was so cool, and seeing him fight in close quarters is always rather sweet. I hope a DVD is released, 'cause I'll buy it. Already got the soundtrack and the Nihei concept art book coming my way. =D
FFT - Scorch and Wither, O' Ifrit!
The moment of awe when you first bring out Ifrit or see the fire djinn being summoned against you during an early battle in Final Fantasy Tactics (Ifrit tends to be one of the first offensive summons obtained by most players). This is not based on any battle map in the game - just me going for the dramatic. I also got some inspiration from the Balrog's appearance in the Lord of the Rings movie, where it just seems to burst out from flame.

Final Fantasy Tactics: Squaresoft/Square-Enix
Character Designs by Akihiko Yoshida
FFT - Train Lest Ye Be Idle
Ah, to return to this fandom! It's been a full seven years since I've returned to Final Fantasy Tactics, and to Ramza and Agrias practice sparring with each other outside of battle. In this case, I've decided to include some incoming pommel-bashing from Agrias towards a watchful Ramza. I loved dealing with the colors of their armor and the general feel of the piece. 

Final Fantasy Tactics - Squaresoft/SquareEnix
Original Character Design by Akihiko Yoshida
Your Support (Akira and Mikhail)
It pained him to look at Akira. So rigid, so unyielding to himself. Two weeks had passed since Eiji's untimely and gruesome death - the funeral was over (they couldn't claim the body) - and Mikhail couldn't recall Akira ever coming to grips with it. No tears, no mention of the nightmares - he could hear Akira's screams in the dark - and no sign that he was ready to talk. Eiji had told him before that Akira had difficulty dealing with loss, but this was hell. He wanted to reach out, to tell him he was here - had been here since the day he fell hard for him - but every line in Akira's body screamed resistance. He was hurting. Anyone with eyes could see that.

Mikhail bit the inside of his lip hard, drawing blood.

He crossed the room and knelt down in front of Akira, trying to maintain eye level with him.

Akira didn't meet his gaze.


It was surreal still, knowing Eiji was gone. The shotgun blasts at close range. Eiji's head gone. Blood everywhere. His lost fingers. The panic. The hysteria kept at bay, as he fought to survive. Everything rushing past in a blur. It didn't feel real, him being here. Alive. Sitting here with Mikhail across from him. Damn Mikhail...he didn't need...didn't want him here. None of this felt real.

First Tak. Now Eiji. All his friends dying before him. He didn't even ask why. He never got the answers. Why should he?

A solid presence on his shoulder. It was strong and warm. He could feel the heat of Mikhail's hand through the thin fabric of his shirt. He felt numb. Cold. Hollow. So much blood and Eiji's body falling sideways. How it haunted his dreams, caused him to wake up in hysterics at night on the verge of sobbing. A weakness. His father's cutting voice mocking him even now. A weakness. He was an assassin. People died in this line of work. People died all the time.

It should have been him. Eiji, he was sure, would've dealt with it better.

It didn't turn out that way. 

Eiji was gone. He was still here. And it wasn't fair, even knowing that life handed him a bad set of cards.

Mikhail was very close to him. He could feel the concern, the worry, the anxiety in how tight the grip on his shoulder was. He didn't need to look to know the expression chiseled on his face. Because he knew Mikhail and loved Mikhail and didn't ever want to lose him. 

A horrific thought. Without realizing it, his right hand - what was left of it - clutched at Mikhail's sleeve like a lifeline.

"Akira?" A soft voice. "It's okay. I'm here."

He opened his mouth but he'd no words to say. Nothing at all. Just an overwhelming ache that he couldn't describe.


Drawn in pencil. Color overlay in Photoshop to match the color of the sketchbook paper, which got lost in the scanning process. 
The moment as a storyteller/writer/artist when your character astonishes you with a major reveal -

Me (while puzzling out this particular main character): So, why did you become an assassin, Akira?

Akira Ishikawa: Because Tak died.

Me (internal thought is boggled): Wait - *That* Takeshi?

Akira: Takeshi Ogawa, who else?

Me: I did not see that coming. But why did you -?

Akira: He died and I wasn't there to protect him, and it's his old man's fault. I wanted to kill him for what he did to him.

Me: Did you? Was that your first kill?

Akira: No. The old man cheated us. Got drunk and fell into the river.

Me: So, you were bros with Tak and Eiji?

Akira: Yeah, I was. With Tak before he killed himself. Still am with Eiji.

Me: How'd he take it? Tak's suicide, I mean.

Akira: He was busy. Couldn't even go to the funeral or talk to Ryuichi. I was angry at him, too.

Me: So you became an assassin after that?

Akira: Anger was the only thing I knew. I didn't want people like his old man alive. So I did what I could.

Me: Are you regretting it now?

Akira: I don't know. That's not something I can answer right now.
  • Listening to: Hotel Dusk/Last Window
  • Reading: Icelandic Sagas
  • Drinking: Ice water


Ann Koo
United States
Favourite genre of music: VGM, techno, goa trance, Celtic, orchestral
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Man Ray
Favourite style of art: Classical, Russian Constructivism, Art Nouveau
MP3 player of choice: Using CD player now
Wallpaper of choice: FFT PSP edition wallpapers. More Yoshida is good.
Favourite cartoon character: Reki (Haibane Renmei), Ichise (Texhnolyze), Killy (BLAME!), Zouichi Kanoe (Biomega)
Personal Quote: Can I roll a D20?


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SzarySmok Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice gallery:)
RinoaDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thank you very much, SzarySmok. =)
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
samuraiprose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Hey! You still use this? Had a question for you.
RinoaDestiny Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Yes, I still use DA. What's your question, samuraiprose?
samuraiprose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Got Facebook? Was hoping to add you; I've got the other GMBers on and I chat with them from time to time.
RinoaDestiny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Yep, I'm on Facebook.

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SnazzyTiger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I just have to say, kool picture up top
RinoaDestiny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you. Been experimenting a lot this year. =)
SnazzyTiger Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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