On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of February, the European FINAL FANTASY XIV FanFestival will be held in Paris and obviously I had to get tickets as well. The merch for this FanFest had to be ordered back in November/December 2018 (and I’m still waiting on it by the way).
Now the people for the Japanese FanFest did get to order their merch for the FanFest in Japan later this year. And ob boy were many of us jealous about the amazing things they will get there and we won’t. One Shirt in particularity caught my eye:
This shirt shows all the places this turn’s FanFestivals will be or are being held and it basically leads us into the new expansion Shadowbringers. Also it features the new job blue mage on the back, basically completes all the jobs we have in Stormblood. And this shirt was not available for us here in Europe.
After my anger calmed down a bit I looked closer and thought that this shirt actually doesn’t look too complicated to make it my own…. It took the whole weekend but I’m happy with the result!
Sure, my designs here are NOT 100% the same! For example all the grunge textures are different as I didn’t have the exact textures available SQEX used for theirs. Also the font used is only somewhat close. If you reallllllly zoom in, you can see differences. But to me it’s close enough. The colour is also optimised for the shop I usually print my shirts. One thing I did change on purpose is that my front side has “the whole text box” and isn’t cut at the top/ left/right. I just think it looks a lot better. Also the printing company where I usually print my shirts allows me to print a slightly larger area than what the official print would cover and it would be a waste not to go all out!
So yea, this shirt replica is being printed right now and I hope it will arrive before the FanFestival. I wonder how many people will notice that it’s not the “real deal”.
Let me know in the comments if you’re interested in me sharing a higher resolution version. Also of course the whole thing actually has transparent background as it’s entirely made with vectors 😀 Yes, I went all out 😀
My schedule for October this year is really tight. Mostly work related tasks that require lots and lots of time and perhaps even staying at hotels to be on time on the next places. Additionally I’ll have one week of school/training with exams at the end that I don’t want to fail and will have to study a bit in the evening. Not to forget I’ll also be away a few weekends for music making… and and and…
All that together sadly makes it impossible for me to participate in this years #inktober challenge. MAYBE I’ll draw one or two pictures now and then.. but not like during the last two years where I successfully finished the 31 days. This sadly won’t work this year. I’m really unhappy, yet I cannot change it.
Same as last year I got the chance to get my hands on some FFXIV items that I want to give away to you all! And this time I thought I’d start a gleam.io page to make it easier for all of us (mainly me with the selecting of the winners XD )
Follow the link up there and you will have the chance to win one of the following:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: DUALITY ARRANGEMENT ALBUM (Blu-Ray Disc)
FINAL FANTASY XIV BABY BEHEMOTH PLUSH WITH CODE
FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE PLUSH [CARBUNCLE EMERALD]
One of three drawings of your character (digital)
Winners for each item will be selected randomly and will be contacted by me over the registered email address once the competition is over. if you are not answering the email within one week, a new winner will be selected and so on.
Because these are physical goods, the winners will have to tell me their actual name and address where they would like the prices to be sent to.
WARNING: Although the codes that come with these items were confirmed by SQUARE ENIX to work with EU, NA or JP versions of Final Fantasy XIV, I cannot guarantee that this will indeed be the case. The items were “leftover” goods from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt.
While I will cover for shipping and will try to fill out everything correctly for customs, fees may will still apply depending on the country. I apologise for that. I cannot be accused for anything after the package left my hands and is with the distributor.
Recently with all these different videos about the history of Final Fantasy XIV and why it had to become “A Realm Reborn” I checked all my old hard drives if I could find any videos from 1.x
There were thousands of screenshots but sadly not many videos. We never thought that the Eorzea we knew was going to end and vanish as it did. Now I regret not having more. But I will gladly share with you here what I have.
Recently I thought myself, how could the title scene of FINAL FANTASY XIV look like once STORMBLOOD is out!? So I made a little mock-up in Adobe After Effects of what I predict that will look like in June~
And here is the video just for the title without me talking~