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Hey, it was FE7's tenth anniversary overseas last week! So I thought, "Hey this is a second chance to do a proper tribute instead of just a meme," and apparently my idea of "proper tribute" is "just draw all the lords in the same picture." And also Florina because I like Florina. ...Next time I gotta start these things a week early so I don't end up posting a week late, whoops. Happy FE7 anniversary anyway!
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As FE7 was my first Fire Emblem game, I do wish Lyn, Eliwood and Hector would get a little more time in the spotlight.

Anyway, amazing work on this tribute :D
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MsLightningAlchemist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Must. Have. Screen! Oh, so PURDY!!!! But where's Hector's Axe? Lyn and Eliwood have their swords, so I'm curious.
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Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is gorgeous! My favorite FE game too! The colors are so vibrant and awesomes!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this comment, it really brightened my day! It's my favorite FE as well and I'm really glad you like the colors; the handheld FE games have always struck me as very colorful what with everyone's bright rainbow hair and whatnot, so I'm glad I was able to make the scene look vibrant here. =)
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Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you did. ^^ I miss the bright colors of the GBA days! XD Although, Florina looks like she's on a collision course. >w>
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SSJCyberSonic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really should get around to playing this one.
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Kyusil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonderful work on both the characters and the landscape. The colors really fit the bright hues of the Elibe games as well, but don't seem too gaudy or jarring here.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate your comment about the colors! I'm glad they manage to be bright without being gaudy; as much as I love the muted sepia illustrations at key plot points in the games, the bright colors of the sprites and ingame maps always made me imagine it more like this.
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Really pretty and sweet picture!  =3  Florina looks so adorable!  =3
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so! I tried to make her adorable despite being so simple. xD Thank you very much, your comments always make me smile. =)
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Aw, thanks!  =3
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Zombies-And-Cookies Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh you have no idea how much I like this drawing, the shading is very pretty! And the background, oh man I could never make such a beautiful background...
Also, just LOVE how you made Lyn and Eliwood, they're just so cute! Hector there is being the badass of the group.
Florina pls don't fall on them
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for such an enthusiastic comment, I really appreciate it! =) I'm glad you like the background, it took quite some time haha.
And I'm very happy you like how I drew Lyn and Eliwood! Lyn is one of my favorites and I really enjoyed drawing her here; Eliwood gave me a bit of trouble because I wasn't clear on what I wanted him to be doing at first, so I'm glad you like how he came out in the end. Haha don't worry, I'm sure Lyn will get on Hector's case about something pretty soon and take him down a notch. :P
it may be too late for that judging by the collision course she's on
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Purafied Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The moments before the crash landing...
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doggyfong007 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!! EVERYONE'S HERE!!!! T^T I WANNA JOIN YOU ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

LYN! ELIWOOD! HECTOR! I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! FLORINA!!!!! I NEED TO HIJACK YOUR PEGASUS FOR A WHILE... .-.

Can I jump into your pic here and be with them? :meow:
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait until her pegasus falls on Hector and then you'll have an opportunity to hijack him :P

Ahaha good luck with that, but if you miss them that much maybe it would be more effective to just replay the game. xD
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doggyfong007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist
That's true~ :meow:
Hold on guys! I'm coming back soon!
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LittleAl16 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I used to like Florina, but shippers pretty much ruined her for me.

Nice picture, though.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, that's a shame. I try to ignore interpretations of characters that bother me, but it's definitely hard sometimes, depending on the popularity within the fandom. I actually avoid shipping in Fire Emblem despite how it's one of the few series that actively encourages it, heh.

Thanks.
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Koto-wari Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
It's always wonderful to see art of the game that got me into Fire Emblem. <3 I love these three lords and this rendition of them is great.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it! I'm always happy to see art of this game as well, and Lyn will always be my favorite lord in the series.
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Koto-wari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
You're welcome~
Lyn is one of my favourite lords as well. In fact, I like all the FE7 lords. : D
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IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Amazing scenery and composition! It looks so radiant and signs the end of a long fight in very peace-giving and hopeful manner! (I really love Florina, BTW)

I think it's been 1 year I got into FE through FE7- how funny it is to look back that I was bit afraid into any game genre involving strategy. 

/Digging the musical reference too BTW- perhaps because it would really fit in this scene. And being the first field-music you hear in FE7/
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm really glad you like the scenery and composition! The goal was for this to have a sense of hope and freedom, and I'm happy that comes across. (Also, yesss, another Florina fan! She's definitely one of my favorites.)

Heh, so this is an anniversary for you as well! I've always liked strategy games; when I was 9-13 my biggest addiction was the Civilization series, and Pikmin is also one of my favorite Nintendo games. I got into FE with FE9, and played the GBA games from there. The permadeath was the biggest thing I had to get used to with FE; I let a character die on my first runthrough of FE9 and afterwards swore to never do it again, heh.

Excellent, I'm glad you appreciate the reference--it's probably the most nostalgic track in the FE series for me, immediately bringing to mind the field scenes in FE7 when I hear it, and I drew this with the tune in mind so I'm glad you think it would be fitting.
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diskfire Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Ooh, look! A giant blue pegasus landing pad! :XD:

Nice. :D
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...is what Huey is thinking Haha, exactly. xD

Thanks!
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Nintendraw Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well done! :D
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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CleoArrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Great job!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ShinTimberwolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWW! <3
ITS SO FUCKING GREAT! I love how you draw Lyn and Eliwood ;A;
And Huey ;^; That damn pegasi legs! (Me: NOW FALL ON HECTOR! Be a good pegasi! >: D )

"Winds across the Plains" is my favorite soundtrack of all fire emblem soundtracks <3 ("I~Because" ist on the second place ;D )
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I'm glad you like how I drew Lyn and Eliwood; I had fun drawing Lyn, she's my favorite lord in the games :D (And actually the first one I knew, thanks to Smash Brothers; for some reason she stuck with me more than the playable FE lords. I always wished she were playable.) Ahaha yes that's probably who Huey's aiming for. xD

Winds Across the Plains is probably the most nostalgic track for me; it immediately brings back memories of FE7. I~Because is definitely one of my favorite tracks in Awakening too.
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ShinTimberwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lyn was my first Lord, too ^^
But from FE7 first x"D
She really should be in the next SSB o___o shee is fast,
awesome and the first lord in north amarica and europe! (I hope that was not wrong X"D )
Go HUEY! x"D

Both soudntracks are so touching ;^;
My first FE game and the last one that came out....
I CAN`T HANDLE DAT FEELINGS ;^;
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AustriaKaninchen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
yay, you drew Hector! XD
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha yes I did. xD I'm glad you noticed. :P
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oOSilbervogelOo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Wow, it looks really peaceful I love it! *w*
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I wanted there to be a sense of peace and freedom in this, so I'm glad you think it's peaceful. =)
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TL-97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job drawing this classic group. The colors, background and expressions came out great. ^^
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like them! I wanted to do them justice, so I'm glad you like the background and expressions. =)
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TL-97 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I think you really did them justice, way to go. :D
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ForeverTALES552 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Waaaaaaait for it, waaaaaait for it and soon Florina will fall on Hector XD!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. xD
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Pastel-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
aaah, I missed that anniversary ;o;. It's another one of your pictures that make me very happy when I look at it. I really like how you managed to convey a feeling of freedom and we can picture a very large plain. by just seeing part of it. And everything looks pretty (and aah I'm always awed by your compositions and how you manage to be so productive).
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm sorry D: (I missed it too though, by a week, haha.) Thank you very much, it means a lot to know that this scene makes you happy! I'm glad you get a sense of freedom and a very large plain from it; that's what I was hoping to convey with the composition. I really appreciate your comments and always enjoy reading them, thank you for taking the time to write them; it means a lot that you enjoy these pictures! (Ahaha I don't feel very productive though, I'm always trying to figure out a faster way to do things because I see all these artists who'll post massive dumps of sketches that look really fast and loose and still look great, but I don't seem to like anything unless I take the time to finish it and it can take me days just to do lineart, haha. But I'm glad I seem productive to you because then I can worry less about people getting impatient with me. :P)
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Pastel-Cloud Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Don't worry about that and you're welcome, thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and the thoughtful comments that always go with them <3.
I have friends who work the same way as you do :). It may be frustrating at times but you really manage to beautiful pictures and I think that managing to draw very refined pictures that take time and quick vivd sketches both are amazing in their own way (but obviously we still envy what we can't do XD). So, it makes it even more amazing that you manage to save time to draw so many pictures :).
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Miyukitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
10 years and I'm still not tired of this story... ahh. :iconhappycraiplz: This is beautiful!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here. Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it; that means a lot!
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Kolnukbyne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never liked Florina... she seemed to have something against staying alive when I played.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she's fragile at first, but for me she ended up quite good with training. I like pegasus fliers, although they're usually rather frustrating to level early on.
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Kolnukbyne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It always felt like the AI really wanted her dead at all costs and went nuts on targeting her to the point that I'd just never move her unless I really needed to use her to save someone.
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