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Cloud, Aerith and Tifa AU by dapper-owl Cloud, Aerith and Tifa AU by dapper-owl
Some Cloud, Aerith and Tifa from the dieslepunk!FF7 Au thang.

I’ve made Cloud look more like an awkward teenager than his beef-cakey self from the previous design, simply because when he joined soldier he was at the tender age of 15 or so and then he was stuck in a tube for 7 years and didn’t really get his normal dietary intake of nutrients and didn’t really… age. Mentally, emotionally, physically…. So he’s a bit on the scrawny side, although he’s been infused with Mako energy…so he’s kind of got a mako-powered super strength going on. These expressions are all from the earlier parts of the story, when he’s still an emo git and hates the world. I figured the one smile in this image is when he’s interacting with Aerith at some point. He also has a more interesting nose than before.

Aerith from the FF7 Au thang. She’s a flower girl, like in the original… and it’s up to you if she’s a flower girl.. or a ‘flower girl’. I only realized after I drew this that her basket was empty in the one image which makes me think she’s had a busy night.... 8| So, Aerith, with a bit more sass, a bit more gypsy-flare and an outfit based off a time period slightly before the diesel era that Cloud and Tifa are dressed in. I always saw her as a relatively emotionally closed off person who was good at reading others and using that to her advantage. What she shows the world is the persona she's established to keep herself safe and to make those around her feel welcome and comforted (like her adoptive mother Elmyra). The voices in her head plus the constant hounding of Shinra corp have left her with a jaded outlook on humans, although she is renewed when she meets Cloud for the first time and once more she feels a small spark of hope for a better future.

Look look I drew tifa too. I think it’s the first time i have EVER drawn her. I decided to go the route of Monk x Terrorist / Rebel for her, because that’s supposedly what she is (with a cover of being a bar owner). In my head she’s pretty much her own bouncer xD You don’t pull shit in 7th heaven. I also pictured her a bit more emotionally hardened from her experiences, having lived through her entire family being slaughtered and then being thrust into the unwelcoming underground of Midgar. I guess she’s probably happiest when she’s punching people. xD Oh and I ditched the mini skirt / belly shirt ensemble for something that more closely resembled her AC outfit (despite the AC outfits being TOTALLY off topic and devoid of any feeling or historical period). I wrote it off in this design as being an old soldier uniform she jacked and modded, or possibly a uniform that AVALANCHE as a group stole from the government.
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Toxo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
I love how you included the scar Tifa got from Sephiroth. Painful reminder, for sure.

I've always adored your version of Aerith's gypsy-like outfit, you make it very unique and personal. The Dissidia version feels so bland in comparison. x') Actually, I adore your drawing style in general. D8 And the outfits you gave these three characters make so much more sense than the actual ingame ones, funnily enough.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Haha aw you're too nice. :<  Thanks so much.  I want to do an update on these designs soon, these are already looking super outdated to me x_X
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Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Love your style! They look amazing :)
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GGilgamesh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Haven't paid attention to DA in a looooooong time, and I just checked back in to see this after a friend linked it to me.

Just....great stuff. Great explanations over the designs too. Tifa's is my favorite, I'm just a sucker for long flowy things on fist-fighters. That and THE HAT.
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EliTigre Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Your style is EPIC. I feel lame 'cause I don't know what more to say.
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SaintArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
These are beautifully done! I really like the military flare of Cloud's outfit, the shoulder decoration( the name escapes me presently) especially.  Aerith's costume is lovely, I don't think a lot of people think about what life was for Aerith down in the slums of Midgar outside of selling flowers and I like how your little sketches on the side show how she could move and probably beat the hell out of someone with her staff. I am in love with Tifa's outfit though, as weird as this may seem, I really like your version of her scar. I feel like many people ignore the fact Tifa was very badly injured at Nibelheim and so I like its inclusion here.
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Lethal-chan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just with these pictures and brief synopses I want to read about this world. Or play in it. I love these designs -- they're new and interesting, but still keep the flair of the characters and leaves them readily identifiable.  This is fantastic! 
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tifa is and probably always will be my favorite FF character (besides Terra and Zidane) and I :heart: :heart: :heart: what you've done with her! I think it's way more realistic of how she should've been in the game, it's hard to kick people with a tight skirt on (duh) but the hat adds to her flair and background story. Amazing!
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Camille-Strong Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I really like your style. It always intrigued me when I see at with more corners than curve ( that's sadly the best way I can describe). Im not sure if I like Aerith's or Tifa's outfit the most. They're both really unique but it still screams them. But either way they are all amazing
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Th3-M4ster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Hey, I don't think you realize just how good this is.
Hardly anyone changes the clothes and overall design of these iconic characters, but you made them a touch more Victorian/steampunk, giving class, texture and a certain amount of realism. I'm particularly drawn (heh) to Cloud's collar and Tifa's cap. It just makes them more interesting, making me feel like your version of SOLDIER has a more aristocratic flare and Tifa's life closer to the likes of Oliver Twist.

But hey, maybe I'm reading in too deep.

All in all, a fantastic job and thanks for sharing! Are you going to draw the others as well? 
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I love how you're reading into them, it's totally fine!  It's a similar line to what i'm thinking of <3

I hope to do some of the others, I've started Vincent actually :)
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AbsolutelyYuki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so amazing! I especially love Tifa's designs~ They suit her so well! :D Gosh, I just adore your style~ (Saw these on tumblr first)
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halfbreedfox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are amazing! Your creative ideas and how you executed the designs is just beautiful. I've been wanting to do a FF VII cosplay forever now, but I'm just enthralled with your designs I'll seriously consider them when I get the time. Omigosh what about the colors?!

But I love this. :heart: I look forward to it if you do more.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I would LOVE to see that! I hope to get some colours down eventually, so hopefully that will be good enough reference to cosplay by <3
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tushmonkey Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'M SPEECHLESS... IT'S BEAUTIFUL, YOU DID A GREAT JOB!!!
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AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There's a problem: I think you made Aerith too sexy. I'm not sure I can deal with this.
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DmShotts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Pretty sure Barret is the bouncer... you know gun hand and all.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Pretty sure I said 'in my head' not 'implied in the game'
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to see your takes on Yuffie, Vincent, Cid, Red XIII, and the others. ^_^
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Soon.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: FFVII was - and still is - one of my favourite games, and this revamp of the characters is awesome!
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NyQuilDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Great adaptation of the characters!
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aerith and Tifa are super cute, and Cloud looks less angsty and "fuckitall" ^_^ great work
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
pretty much haha
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LorenzoArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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Omegachaino Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
ultra cool, great, love this, greetings
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9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
these are really cool redesigns of the characters. you've done a great job :) I was just wondering what the redesign project you and sambees are working on, what it entails?
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
At the moment it's just a redesign project, we're going through all the characters and re-jigging them along with the plot (in places). Hopefully we'll be able to make a concept book for it sometime and if all things pan out well-- possibly a comic.
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9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
wow, that sounds really good, I look forward to seeing more from the project. Best of luck with the concept book and comics in advance :)
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Strife2013 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic concepts here, i dig them.
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your take on these characters. They look fantastic. I'm especially partial to Aerith. Though the added scar on Tifa is a nice touch.

Incidentally, it's shocking to read all of the comments and come to realise there are actually people out there who have no idea who Tifa, Cloud and Aerith are. I feel...old?
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
So incredibly old x_x ahahaha but thanks! I'm glad you dig the designs :>
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tami4a Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
except the nude part was unnecessary
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
except it totally was necessary
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tami4a Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
haha i'm saing that because i'm a girl
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I am too. What is unnecessary about a woman's body?
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tami4a Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Nothing is unnecessary about a woman's body it's just that kids in my class make fun of you if you even say something about it!! Yeah... and then you start to think the same way. that doesn's mean I'm making fun of you ok? Your drawings are still awsome!
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You shouldn't let those kids tell you what to do or how to think. There's nothing to be ashamed of with a woman's body.

I'm not taking this as a personal attack or anything, I just think you should know that a naked woman is nothing to be ashamed of.
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tami4a Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i know they're just wimps
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tami4a Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i just love the last character on this drawing what's her name... tifa? she loks like the bad ass queen like if you just touch her she's gonna kill you
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edowado88 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think cloud is too rebel to wear formal military suit :P
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
His original costume is a formal military suit.
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DrReginaldFunk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude... Dude... Awesome, brilliant, amazing... Dude
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
dude...
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Razio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is amazing actually, I feel the character essence but a completely different vibe. I would like to see ff7 done like this. Something like ff9 and 7 crossover
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thanks so much! I'm glad you dig it <3
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mattroper Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Love your take on Tifa! Great work as always
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the linework.
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norniir Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to ask, because I never know, Is that possible to draw this outfits with their characters If you are credited? :) I just wonder, cause this is so inspiring! If not please tell me! I love Aerith the most <3 very amazing work :love:
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I would love to see fanart! Please link me if decide to draw some :>
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