At the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert at the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra I was fortunate enough to see the debut of "Dancing Mad" the final boss theme from Final Fantasy VI.
In celebration of both the inspiration I was given and the 6th Scott Pilgrim book, I now give you Ramona's seven evil exes as the stretching height of Kefka's Tower [LINK]
, sprites recreated by a fellow deviant. (If it wasn't for their labor, I would not have had the reference for this piece.)
Due to all the video game references in Scott Pilgrim, it only seemed fitting. Strangely, upon meeting SP creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, he said he had something like the image of this tower specifically in mind for something, but his people didn't get it. Since I had just bought the book, he didn't want to say any more.
Please enjoy. This is not my usual style, but it was quite the labor of love.
Edit 4/22/11: Because I'm tired of explaining, there is an apparent similarity between this image and the final boss of the Scott Pilgrim video game. While I myself am flattered at the similarity (because great minds think alike
), I get a sense that people think I'm trying to rip someone or something off.
I just wanted to point out that
1)) I have never played the Scott Pilgrim video game, as I do not own the necessary Xbox 360 or PS3.
2) My piece here is based on Kefka's Tower from Final Fantasy VI, which Bryan Lee O'Maley said also inspired him.
3) BLOM also really liked my piece and even faved it back before he deleted his Deviant Art account due to haters.
4) Check out the submission date. It was drawn in July, a month before the game was released.
5) As a fan and a artist, I try very hard to make sure credit goes where credit is due. I would not want my work ripped off, so I would never do it to anyone else.
6) There is a difference between the words "similar" and "exactly the same". And while similar, they are not the same.
7) I'm a really nice person who tries to answer every single comment and just wanted to do a tribute to two things I love, so maybe give me the benefit of the doubt.