Whenever I have time I have been playing through the Kingdom Hearts series before I go ahead and play Kingdom Hearts III. So far I have finished the original, saw the 358/2 days scenes, I started playing Chain of memories but it was quite straining so I went ahead and saw the scenes on youtube. Anyway I finished Kingdom Hearts II about two weeks ago. And I gotta say, the design for Riku in Kingdom Hearts II was definitely the best version so far. I’ve seen his design in Kingdom Hearts III and so far KHII is still the best. Both with the cloak and the his normal clothes.
As a side note, after finishing Kingdom Hearts II I decided to go back to Chain of Memories and slug through it. I really don’t like quitting. I’m almost done with Sora’s section then there should be a short section where I play as Riku.
Here is the finished piece done with my G pen and my Copics:
I made a quick background with Photoshop and Corel Painter:
I’ll start off by saying that I want to enter this into the “Professional” category.
The characters are from Kingdom Hearts (specifically Sora and Riku) and the the other character in the tv screen is Obscurus (my Original Character). I’ve also added a photo of Kairi in a poster posted on the wall (giving the impression that she is an idol, or something similar).
I don’t know how others see things when playing games, but I feel like I am right along side Sora (or Riku in the latest installments) on his adventures. In other words we are “hanging out with each other” (sorry I know the description is kinda weak, but I hope you guys get the point). So I thought I would reverse the position and make it seem like Sora and Riku are playing alongside Obscurus on his adventure. In this case Sora and Riku are playing versus mode. Riku having beaten Sora too many times decides to play blindfolded and is still sweeping the floor with him.
I’m so excited now that the new english trailer has been released, this means that the time has gotten closer for me to finally get my hands on it. Just two more months and it is here, I have to make sure I save some money now more than ever.
Here is the trailer in case you haven’t already seen it.
I can’t believe that it has already been ten years since the appearence of the first Kingdom Hearts Game. It has been a long time but filled with great memories. Those times I spent playing the game were filled with a lot of happiness and dreams. Whenever I turned on my PS2 to play it my problems just seemed to fly away, to be replaced with the wonders and magic cast by Sora and the rest of the cast. I really owe alot to Kingdom Hearts, after all it has been a great part of my childhood and was also a great motivator in my current pursuits to become an artist that also creates a story to go with my pieces (I’ll talk about this project a bit more on another post).
Two days ago SQUARE ENIX just released a new trailer for the upcoming installment of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance or Kingdom Hearts 3d for short. Just like last time we get another long preview of what the game will look like, but most importantly will leak a bit of what the story will deal with on this new journey. The last trailer really surprised me, especially since we saw the addition of characters from The World Ends With You. But this, this just blew me away. We get to see alot of the characters that appeared throught the whole journey, finally being able to meld with one another. All the other games (kind of obvious I know) were leading up to Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is the glue. Althought it has been said that they are in a different dimension (which will probably mean it didn’t “really” happen, but will help open the truth to what happened since Xehanort desided to take over Kingdom Hearts as well why he probably delved into the darkness).
I do wonder though, if they are going to use Passion as the theme for the game as shown in the trailer? I really love the songs used up to now, but it would be nice to have Utada Hikaru create another masterpiece for the series. Although seeing how she is in hiatus I doubt it will happen for this installment. I am sure that she will definitely make one for Kingdom Hearts III which I am sure will be officially anounced pretty soon. I do like the fact that they keep Utada Hikaru as the main singer though, I am sure that SQUARE ENIX and a lot of fans see Kingdom Hearts and Utada Hikaru as a set. So to get another singer would probably not work as great as it has done so far.
Here is the trailer from the SQUARE ENIX page on youtube, enjoy and let me know what you think: