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Crimson Phantom in the Shadows by Cherokee-Rose Crimson Phantom in the Shadows by Cherokee-Rose
Vincent Valentine is a mysterious, enigmatic man, with many secrets hidden inside him. The dark shadows of his past seem to cover him, yet even his blood-stained emotions still show through his gentle side. He has warmth, hidden love--at first an intimidation, yet there's a longing in his glance.
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Lucr3tcia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Artist
Amazing <3
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Fantasy606 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing Picture, nice drawing technique! Keep it up :)
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Amanthus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful work!
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littleart5 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Beautiful! Nice work!
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animegirl1920 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Beautiful!
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! :love: Wonderful work!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thank you!
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Mely-Val Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing
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archonproject Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/dead yeh....now THIS is the Vincent I fell in love with.. *le sigh* beautifully done I must say! Bravo!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ;) He's sooooo sexy ^^ :drool:

Check out my pic of Vincent and Chaos, too if you'd like :)
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archonproject Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohyeh, I've always had this 'thing' for Vinnie. definitely schmexy. *waggle* Ooooh, more pics? I shall go in search! Thanx! :D
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Have fun! :D
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archonproject Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, derp...it's Vincent...that's a given. :P
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KatalunaEternity Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Your work is entirely IMPRESSIVE!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thank you! :D
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KatalunaEternity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
^^
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Vinvalenwind Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...you've captured him perfectly!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww thank you ^^
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NarcyTenta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Delightful art!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ lol thanks
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NarcyTenta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist
=)
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FRIDANAKAJIMA Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
One of the best Vincent's drawings i've seen by far!!! Congrats!!!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D :hug:
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is really beautiful. It looks like a screen cap it really does. You drew his eye AMAZINGLY well. There's so much depth inside it... (just as there is depth inside him...). Your description of him in the description was also incredibly beautiful, and very fitting.
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you for the compliment! ^^ His eyes are really fun to draw. I'm still new at digital drawing so it's really a compliment it looks like a screen cap ^_^ I love Vincent and his history, too... He has an almost "poetic" history lol ;)
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... "poetic" *cough cough* to put it mildly! I'm sorry Cloud, it doesn't get much more "tragic/painful (litterally...) history" than being HOJO's favorite lab rat... being betrayed by the girl you'd give your life for... and yeah... just yeah... Poor Vincent... :tears: Well it really does look like a screen cap! That's not a compliment I just give out to anyone. For someone "new" to digital drawing you're doing incredibly well! You are great talent! :)

Because of your username, I must ask, are you native american? My brother is half native american. (we're both adopted).
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I mean Clouds a cool kid sure but he seems like he's more "emoe" than Vincent, imho. Cloud lost his family yes but I think Vincent had more reason to be moody. His family died, lost his lover, got experimented on, couldn't protect his lover, etc. Cloud's still a kid.

lol thanks again :) I'm working on another project but dunno when that'll be up, lol. I take forever on these pictures! :tantrum:

I'm not native american, but I sure wish I was :) I look a bit Native American but I don't have any that I know of. Your user name actually sounds more Native than mine ;) It's very beautiful! <3
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. To me anyway, Cloud seems more "Emo" but Vince is more "Quiet". More contemplative, where as Cloud is just whinny, even if it's internal, it's whinny... I mean, it seems to me that Cloud does a lot of feeling sorry for himself...but Vince is searching, internally most of the time, for redemption, and instead of feeling sorry for himself... I mean he completely forgives Lucrecia after what she did to him! What she let be done to him! He forgives her!!!? Cloud hates Sephiroth, he wouldn't dream of forgiving him. Not once. Not Ever. He sees her as a victim of Hojo's cruelty, saving the hate for him. Cloud should feel the same way about Sephiroth. I mean, it doesn't get much more victimized that Sephiroth... that sounds crazy to say, and I'm sure Sephiroth himself doesn't think about it that way, but it's true anyway. And yes, Cloud is a kid. Vince is a man, and therefore is MUCH more mature than Cloud.

I can't wait to see it. :D :D :D :D :D Taking forever will make them good though. :D :D :D :D :D :D

:) :) My brother is half Ojibwa. :) Actually my username is from the Musical "Les Miserables" It's the last words of my favorite character in it. Aren't those good last words? :) He died to save his country!
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly; I never thought of it that way though for Cloud to forgive Sephiroth vs. Vincent forgiving Lucrecia. The big thing is though that Vincent loves her so that plays a big part in the (of-course-he'd-forgive) type thing, but only to an extent because she didn't do it out of spite. But in regards to Hojo and Vincent, even though Vincent wanted him dead, he still had a respect for him. He said "Hojo, rest in peace" and not "f*** u, you good for nothing piece of ***" you know? Although it's hard to say for Cloud because Sephiroth did murder a lot of people, and to forgive a serial killer would be down-right unusual for any human to do.

lol I just got his body colored ;) I'm so stoked! :D

Ooh cool! those are beautiful words indeed! Very strong and poetic ^^
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UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Yet Lucrecia still betrayed him. Not out of spite, but the feeling of being betrayed is the same. I really do love how Vincent even seems for forgive HOJO of all people in that moment. That takes a real MAN. Cloud is a boy, and so probably couldn't do that... Sephiroth may be a killer...but he's also a victim of Hojo's evils. Cloud should be able to see that... not that Sephiroth doesn't need to be stopped, because he most certainly does, but I just think Cloud should be fighting to protect others from Sephiroth, instead of fighting Sephiroth because he hates him, and for alternate personal reasons and stuff... heros saving the world should leave that behind. And, though unusual, MANY humans have forgiven even worse people. There are stories of people who got out of Nazi concentration camps who forgave the guards who tortured them. Now THAT's strong.

I so cannot wait to see! :D

I agree. The full line, and last words of Enjolras, (the character from Les Mis) is "Let others rise to take our place, until the earth is free!" He dies fighting, holding the red flag of freedom and revolution high. :) Pretty brave huh? ;)
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes that is true; it's sadly unusual for someone to forgive some terrible person (I know I got to work on it), but I think Vincent's that type to an extent. He has a low temper too which gives him the ability to think things out clearly and thus not take rash actions.

Wow yes that is brave; freedom fighters are great heros! :)
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EbonyRedgrave Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, although can I say something? When drawing half faces, it usually looks better when it's not cut down directly through the middle of the face, more like 3/4ths of the way. It usually takes away the emotion, and for me it just looks awkward XD besides that, I love this, I love how you used the colors, and it actually looks like Vincent!! :D
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Would you mind perhaps showing me an example of what might be a good "half" cut or rather 3/4 cut? I've mostly seen half cuts but I can kinda see what you're talking about. Thanks for the idea! :D Glad you like it too! ^^ I like positive criticism!
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EbonyRedgrave Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, kind of something like this [link]
Of course, you can show a little less of the face if you wish, but I always thought that it captures more emotion and just makes it more dramatic than it being cut down the middle XD
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see--that angle of the face and lighting really helps as well! I was very in-confident with how Vincent's face would turn out so I did half his face ;) I think it would depend on the perspective of art. I've always viewed half views as being more mysterious because it's hidden. The eyes speak the most, and when only a portion of the face (in particular the other eye) is hidden, it leaves it open-ended. If I were to draw Vincent with that type of cropping, though, I'd really like the shadows deeper and perhaps the glow of Chaos' eye in the shadowed part. That would give it a similar mystical feel ;) Thanks for showing me! I love that angle too!
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EbonyRedgrave Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I guess that's very true! And I'm glad that I could give you a bit of perspective for future drawings! :D
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah for sure! :D It's actually an inspiration. It's hard to be an artist alone, you know ;) I guess that's why I'm here lol
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EbonyRedgrave Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, so true! Haha :P It's nice to be on here, and see the reactions people have towards your art work.
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Lost100Fan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
His eyes are so beautiful ! *--*
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know they're like soooo dreamy! :D I love drawing his eyes.
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Lunaflowerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
nice work :D
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank you y'all! :excited:
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reikohattori Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy hell that's ..... that's the BEST fanart I've ever had the pleasure to see of Vincent!! :iconsobeautifulplz:
absolutely fantastic!! :D
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D lol I was afraid of messing his pretty face up so I just did a simple drawing of him. ;)
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Cherokee-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well ok; it wasn't simple by all means... it's a simple front view. lol
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning, mysterious, beautiful!
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lustyvampire Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is so cool :)
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nasiamarie88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I love this. :)
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RoxyValentine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
AWESOME!!! :iconiloveitplz: :iconikissitplz: :heart:
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