View Full Version : [Art] Bandkanon aka Black Magic Shopkeeper's Final Fantasy Art

Black Magic Shopkeeper
05-10-2018, 06:08 AM
So I finally decided I should post some of my uploads from other platforms onto here. At least all the final fantasy-related stuff. Because why not, yeah? I think I actually did that a long while ago, but the thread has long since been lost to the mists of time or whatever. ...If it even existed. Either way, you'll find that I dabble more in FFIX fanart than anything else (maybe with the occasional VI and V), so if you're looking for any of the others, you're probably gonna be mighty disappointed.

If you're NOT disappointed and are interested in seeing my other stuff, feel free to follow me on the following platforms:
Tumblr (http://bandokanon.tumblr.com)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/BD_bandkanon)
Wysp (http://www.wysp.ws/bandkanon/)
Pixiv (https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5175343)
Mastodon (https://mastodon.art/web/accounts/73623)

And let's not forget that I have a webcomic going as well:
75227 (http://ffixgaiden.webcomic.ws)

And without further ado, I present to you... things and stuff.

A warmup sketch of Zidane, sitting.

Another warmup sketch of Steiner, hopping. And also looking mad.

Marcus, scowling.

More later.

05-10-2018, 03:30 PM
These are excellent :D

Particularly love the last pic of Marcus. Post more!

Black Magic Shopkeeper
05-10-2018, 06:15 PM
Aye aye, cap'n!

As you might already know, if you've been watching me closely enough, I'm obsessed with Alleyway Jack. The moment I saw the official concept art of him, my eyes were drawn to his delicious waist--I mean, h-his adorable face. So here's a batch dump of some of my favorite doodles of him...

Some of these are with the classic four arms and bad attitude:

...And in others, he only has two arms (this is part of a story arc, based off my roleplays with him. The outfit is entirely original, too. I take great pride in its design.):

My most recent sketch was supposed to be entirely Amarant-centric, but somehow Jack managed to worm himself into it...

That's all for now, I'm out

Black Magic Shopkeeper
05-15-2018, 01:11 AM
Decided to post some more old crap...

I remember these two images resulted in my first introduction to the FF9 rp community on tumblr, way back in 2k...12, I'm thinking? Upon seeing that they existed, I jumped the bandwagon... haven't left it since.

05-15-2018, 03:10 PM
It is definitely not crap, BMS.

This is really excellent work! Id love to be able to sketch/draw. Im bobbins at it though. Oh well, at least Im half-decent at music. Cant have everything!

Keep up the good work :D

Black Magic Shopkeeper
06-14-2018, 03:33 AM
Oh hey so I forgot to post this, but FFIX Gaiden has officially broken out of Chapter 1.

I'll be doing a blog post about it when the next chapter has begun, but for now I'm gonna go on a small hiatus. Just to catch up with myself and ... get over these raging nervous-tic-induced headaches.

Anyways, here's some small promotional page previews to sell the damn thing:

So yeah check the first chapter out or something. (http://ffixgaiden.webcomic.ws/)

Meanwhile, here's a slightly unrelated image:
I was wondering where this had gone.

Black Magic Shopkeeper
06-27-2018, 09:56 AM
Gonna upload just two things today, both of which contain Eiko (and one Gimme Cat).


These have both gotten somewhat popular on tumblr and mastodon. I guess Eiko is better-liked than I initially believed.

Speaking of, I have a mastodon account now and forgot to mention it. Gonna link that in the OG post.

Black Magic Shopkeeper
07-06-2018, 01:20 AM
I 've developed a hand injury so there won't be art for a while. Gonna try my hardest to work on the comic, but there might not be anything until I'm better. ...If I get better.

Loony BoB
07-10-2018, 03:06 PM
A lot of this is seriously good work! :up: The more I see the more I like. :)

Black Magic Shopkeeper
01-19-2019, 09:43 PM
Been a while, here's an update:

Drew Zidane at some point, just during a warmup session a while back. I think I was testing out a slightly new color method.

I also drew Kuja, just to see if I could. I hate his clothing it's a pain to draw.

I decided to draw this in response to someone donating on my Ko-Fi account (https://ko-fi.com/bandokanon), clearly as a show of gratitude. Also I think I had been really wanting to just... draw Jack kicking Amarant in the shin ineffectively. So it was an excuse. Shin kick of gratitude.

I have taken up trying to achieve a 'daily doodle' sort of regimen, though it only applies to days that I'm NOT scheduled for work. Luckily though, one of my off-days aligned with Garnet's birthday, so I decided to try doodling her and it ended up being Trance Garnet. I was also trying out a newly discovered layer style on Krita that really lends itself to sketchy drawings, called "Dissolve". I like it so much that I might be using it on bigger projects.

I created a mirror archive to my FFIX fancomic, FFIX Gaiden, on Pixiv. (https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=72717829) But when I was ready to upload, I realized the page count was uneven and had spread-pages broken up. So I quickly threw this together and stuck it on an extra page directly after the title. I'm quite happy with it, regardless of how obviously rushed it is.

That's all for now.