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Tidal Fayth :revised: by nachtwulf Tidal Fayth :revised: by nachtwulf
After having the original version of this as my Featured Deviation for ages, the problems with it finally got to me badly enough I felt compelled to completely redraw it.

I fixed the anatomy.
I shaded it more precisely.
It was rendered at approximately 8"x10", which is easily four times the size of the original.
I also estimate I've got some 20+ hours of my life in this damn thing, and I am firmly reminded why I never work this big. Augh.

Anyhow, I'll be removing the old one eventually, so those of you that have the old one +fav'ed, be aware it's going to be vanishing.

For those that didn't see the old one, this is a hypothetical image of the Fayth-statue of Yuna's Final Aeon... Leviathan. Yes, it's Tidus, of course. Just a thought of what had happened if things had gone differently. Or rather... if things had gone exactly the same as before.
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lureofthesea Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I have loved this work for a long time now.  The shading and detail are incredible and it's a favorite forever piece for me.
Riolu423 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Say, if this scenario actually went through instead of the fight of Yunalesca... would Tidus be still be able to uphold his word about finding another way? That would mean Tidus would have to fight Sin... Without letting Yu Yevon get close to him. Either that, or destroy Yu Yevon before corruption could take place.
Arrext Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
That's a cool scenario. If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Tidus. But what about Yuna having to die after summoning him?
Riolu423 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
If I remember FFX right, doesn't the summoner die after Yu Yevon seizes control of the Final Aeon?
Arrext Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Not sure... i assumed that the summoner's life force was drained when they performed the Final Summoning, and that they died once their Aeon defeated Sin. I like your idea better: leaves more of a chance that Aeon/badass Tidus doesn't kill Yuna. 

So then... I guess Final Fantasy X-2 would be all about finding a way to change Tidus back?
Riolu423 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Actually, fact-checking shows that after Yu Yevon takes over the Final Aeon, the summoner then dies. So, if Yu Yevon was destroyed before it could possess Tidus... Yuna wouldn't be dead.
Arrext Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Oh? Well, great then. That still leaves room for X-2 to be about changing Tidus back... although that's assuming he doesn't fade when all the Fayths stop dreaming, which is a bit of a leap.
Riolu423 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Well, Tidus is merely a dream of the Fayth... but remember when Tidus faded away in the original game, after Yu Yevon's defeat? Yeah, he was more or less seen at the Farplane. So, maybe the Good Ending of X-2 could still happen...? You know, the Fayth somehow made Tidus from a dream to a real human being?
Arrext Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Oh yeah, i'm not questioning that.
I just wondered if he'd fade away in the first place, since he himself would now be a Fayth, and he might keep dreaming so that Yuna could still call on him while looking for a way to change him back.
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Sinnocently Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recall seeing this from long ago. Glad to have  found the original artist!
Sha-ani Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, i can't really understand what the problem is, but i feel something really wrong about anatomy (you fixed it??)
torso and head look right, being the front part (isn't it?)

but from the elbows to the hands the arms looks like the whole body is seen from behind (especially the 'nude' arm, where i see the pointy part of the elbow). if he is twisting his arms, getting to show thepointy part of the elbow, the wrong part are the hands. use lil' reference.

i know i could be wrong, but i can't see how this could be. maybe tidus in this version (i'm not a big ff player) has twisted arms?? really don't know.

sorry if you feel offended.
Aquastick102 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can twist your hands so that the back part is on the same side as the elbow. It's just a little uncomfortable.

There's nothing wrong with the anatomy. In FFX, the fayth statues (this picture) are supposed to be viewed from behind. So no, the front part of the torso isn't being seen here. It's from behind.
immortalGermination Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
awesome!I'm Chinese.You picture has been stolen,is a 14 year old Chinese boyl.He said it was his painting.作为他的同胞我感到很抱歉,很羞愧。但是比起可耻的庇护,我更尊重您的权益,如果可以,能给盗图的孩子一个教训。

His contact information:1056196096
This number for a software called “QQ International”

My number:1693658524…
VaissLogus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yuna...what have u done..!!
Little-Tuss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O wish I could sketch like this. Your attention to detail is amazing.
Alice524 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If this happened, I think the his Hymn of the Fayth would sound like this: [link] . it's like Yuna singing to her lost love.
Little-Tuss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be perfect O.O. Kinda makes me wanna cry now though...
requinrouge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Wow this is jaw-dropping!! would love to see it in colour!!
Taheen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I love this, and I love the concept. Kudos to you for both.
syris427 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
this is awesome
Minnigan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
i have to say, i like the thought of seeing tidus as leviathan. kinda cool... wonder what the aeon looks like?
ScarletVioletta Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man. I'd never even thought of this scenario before now.

SkyDarkStar Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I cant get over how awesome this is! This makes me tense up at the thought of how this could have been animated. Im so glad people like you exist in our world, I just wish I had the talent to do it myself. What I lack (horribly) in art I try to make up with writing. A picture is a 1000 words? Then I'll soulfully write all 1000 words!
AxelofReaht Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Writer
I think it's really quite brilliant. Call me a fanboy though, I think he would be a better summon than Leviathan. I dunno. (To be fair, I've only used FFVII era Leviathan, which isn't terribly epic). Not that I'd argue. It's still a fantastic design.
theoriestodust Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
perfect. love the Zanarkand Abes tat and cracked Yevon symbol!
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I love all the little details you drew in, and the shading is excellent :)
scenemore Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I love your technique, but I don't like the concept too much.
zodiadark Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
BSGirl4TW Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Priceless!Perfect!Fabulous!'Nough said!
D1gg3R101 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Thats Rly goooood, and from my fav game of all time!!!
bluerockerdragongirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
wow.... again, wow....
BloodyFatalis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
amazing. really. but, i shudder to think of what leviathan would have been like... glad it never happened.*idea*(do you mind if I use this for one of my story ideas? its what would've happened if tidus became the final aeon.)
art-acheiver-4eva Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
So much detail! This is amazing!
I love Final Fantasy X, and I'm not sure whether to love or hate the ending
haiku101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
this is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant stop looking at it
gnomgnomgnom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
GWAAHHH!!! it's tidusss D: makes me so sad. good thing the game didnt end up like that though real ending was pretty sad too
Sommum Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!!!
muffinsphinx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
The detail and shading on this are phenomenal! O.O It's a great concept.
farris Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   General Artist
That is so awesome!
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love so much this Art :p
KRTgirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Awesome detail!
Tifaeria Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Whoaaaa, very nice on the details and shading. He would have made a great final aeon. I'm just glad that never happened. :)
auronlu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I come late to the party and add my worship and awe to this piece, and to much of your fanart. You have such a grasp of FF and Spiran design, in all its beauty and (occasional) silliness!

You seldom draw women, and it's been a long time since you were heavily into FFX, but oh, I would SO love to see what you would do with Lulu as a Final Aeon. You do so much with detail, and while most folks focused on her ridiculous pair of balloons, the costume on that character suggests detail, detail, and scary detail.
Thornmage Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Hory shit...The detail you put into this is amazing... o.o
PolishPsycho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ! i'm lovin it ^^
haos-shaman-queen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is amazing!
LightningDrusyc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
thats friggin AWESOME i love the fayth statues
Geologo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You are really a genius O_O
>.< Beautiful!
Ninja-Nicole Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
This is incredible!!!!!!!!!

Argh! How the hell did you manage to do this!? You can't be human! It's amazing!!!!


Umm... yeah... I like it xD
Canard-Pars Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
wow,think you can do one for each character in the game?

that means

Paine(just for the hell of it on

they probally make some dang cool final aeons....
Ludifer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing... love the detail on this and the shading is superb. Very well done.
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