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~A Moment to Remember~ (Squall and Rinoa) FFVIII by JayKaye ~A Moment to Remember~ (Squall and Rinoa) FFVIII by JayKaye
Here is my art submission for the 'Where I Belong' Challenge for Squall and Rinoa at FanFiction.net using Adobe Photoshop CS4.
My username on FF.net is JayLiyah.

I started this late last night working on it till 3 am, so I hope it came out better than it should. >_<

The idea for this piece was to make it a photo frame, and so that picture was taken at the SeeD ball, Rinoa somehow got the picture (because of course there was a photographer at the event) framed it and it is kept in their home as a reminder of their magical first meeting. Hence, the sparkles...yea...

So, hope you guys like.
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SummonerLuna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Beautiful! I love the coloring you used here, it's really quite lovely!
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thank you! :D And thanks again for letting me know about the book, it's an honor to be a part of it!
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AshbearVIII Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Again, I apologize the feedback is so late (trust me, I’m running really, really behind on fanfiction. Figured it would be best to start with art first ~_^)

First, I’m so, so glad you put something together; every entry means so much to us as a community. I’m so glad you took part; I think a few people I know will wish they did. I know it isn’t huge, but it’s a small piece of our history (yes, sappy me is sappy) So, thank you for taking time – I know how busy you are. ;)

As far as the piece - I love that you’ve taken the time to give this a back-story. It’s ironic, sometimes I like being able create my own back story where things are left open to interpretation but, at the same time, I equally enjoy hearing the artists’ view. In that respect, Ii helps the viewer get into the creator’s mind, giving a glimpse into their perspective.

I love the idea of a photographer at Garden that night. It’s such a simple, yet realistic concept. The aging/color effect works great with this and the little stars (well, guess sparkles) are a great touch. Now, if this had been Selphie with Irvine, I could see little hearts and peace signs all over, but for Rinoa and Squall the very subtle bit of ‘glamour’ works (yes, I was going to say bling…and then wonder… WHY???) Squall and bling shouldn’t ever go together. Unless we’re talking belt buckles, because yes…maybe then, but I digress.

Thank you again, I’ve always appreciated your support. It means so much to me. Not just for the challenge, but for the many years. I can never thank you enough.

Kris (Ashbear / Eternal Tiet)
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Hehe, thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Kris. It always means a lot hearing from you. ^_^

Funnily enough, I never thought about doing art at all so this really did come last minute at night (weird how we get inspired in the early hours of the morning) Then I originally wanted to do a background poster/wallpaper of them, but I figured most people had done that and since I'm horrible at digital art, why not do a picture frame? Thus, this idea came to life.

Rinoa definitely is the sentimental type, so I know this moment would be engraved in her memories forever. Squall would secretly love that it meant so much to her because he feels the same way too; he's just more subtle about it. :) HAHA! Belt buckles would count in his case, and he IS rocking those earrings too. (They look like pearls, but eh) It was a cute idea.
And haha, I like how you mentioned that difference between her and Selphie, because I believe that is so true. Selphie would probably add a moogle too... somewhere... XD

You really are very welcome and I'm proud to be a part of this fandom! It's like we're all a big dysfunctional online family. ;) Here's to many more years!
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EbonyOaks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I love what you've done with this. Beautiful.

Ebony aka Twin-Lance (ff.net)
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thanks so much! :aww :D 'Darkened Ice' is one of my favorite fics btw, I'm glad to see you back and active again!
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EbonyOaks Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Aww thank you.  That story was my first attempt at writing a longer story when I was just a teenager.  I'm currently planning to start writing a revamp of it.  It's great to be drawing and writing again.  I owe it all to the friendship and support I've found in the WiB participants. 
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Niqsta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Awesome! I love this picture, Rinoa looks so pretty and I love what you've done with it. I wish I knew how you did this, I suck at anything computer related. Great work, well done.
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thanks Niq! :) Me and Photoshop have had a on and off relationship for years, so my skills were a lil bit rusty.

I needed help with making the frame so I followed this nice tutorial on youtube. As for the picture itself, I just messed around with the brightness and contrast, color curves and photo filter - basically to give it the vintage look. Also added some sparkly brushes. Sorry to bore you with the technical details, I realize it'd be easier to SHOW than tell. If you want, I can give you the links to some good tuts on there.
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cyanoscarlet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome concept, can be interpreted in so many ways.. :la:

For example...
Just insert a country name (cough)SQUINOA REPUBLIC(cough) and a certain amount of gil, and you have a Squinoa stamp!

What do you say, Squinoa nation?! :iconlachoirplz:
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Haha I like that idea! :D
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ronin-ai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this! Very nice concept, though I rather think that SQUALL would be the one to keep this photograph, as it shows Rinoa's pretty face quite nicely (perhaps finding and appropriating it sometime down the line..?).
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks for your comment! :) Ooh, I'm glad you brought this up because I realized I didn't make it too clear - when I said that Rinoa got the photo, I meant she was the one who framed it and it's kept on their dresser in their home. Squall secretly kept a copy for himself in his office. ;D
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ronin-ai Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course he would ;)
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rizegreymon33 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
SWEEEEET
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JayKaye Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thank you! :)
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