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Meridian - Tseng by klytae Meridian - Tseng by klytae
Bloody thing took me about twelve hours CGing. The entire background was drawn completely with Photoshop 7. 20 layers ... God!

Okay, basically I love Tseng so I drew him after Sephy stabs him. Hee!

Much love and thanks to all those who have stayed with me while I have littered my DA page with updates on this piece.

And wow, I really sound stupid right now. Must sleep.

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My blood is all meridian; were it not,
I had not left my clime, nor should I be,
In spite of tortures, ne'er to be forgot,
A slave again of love, - at least of thee.

'Tis vain to struggle - let me perish young
Live as I have lived, and love as I have loved;
To dust if I return, from dust I sprung,
And then, at least, my heart can ne'er be moved.

-- Stanzas to the Po by Byron


Inspired by the fanfic Last Morning by

The imagery in the piece was taken from the fic, which I highly reccommend.

Brushes for the doves were taken from Crystal Kiss


Tseng, Sephiroth, Final Fantasy VII (c) Squaresoft
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:iconthe-last-sea-serpent:
The-Last-Sea-Serpent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Sephiroth: You are not taking Aeris back to that hellhole.
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emilyrhapsodos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
TSENG!!!! :(
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:iconemilyrhapsodos:
emilyrhapsodos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
:'(
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fireflower101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
does anyone know if Tseng has a last name
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:iconklytae:
klytae Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I don't believe he does. Rather, I've never read it anywhere or ever heard it referenced. I honestly always thought Tseng was probably his last name and the only one anyone knew.
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fireflower101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
hmmm well that sucks
oh well i'll just make one up
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fireflower101 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
tseng looks so peaceful when he's dead:)
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:iconxadren:
Xadren Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
The last time we saw Tseng in all FF7, sure it was a surprise to see him alive in AC!
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KitaraStrife Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
OMFG! o.o I REMEMBER THIS PART OF THE GAME!!! I'm just happy you didn't draw Elena freaking out on Cloud and the gang and blaming THEM for Tseng's condition; GAWD! that woman is annoying bitch! DDDX

Anyways, AWESOME JOB WITH THIS!!!
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musiclover1993 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
It's like, "Damn you Sephy, Damn you. You don't kill the Turks' Leader." :shakefist: Poor (Not quite) dead Tseng.
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animelover1988 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
poor tseng
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:iconleilanidaniels:
Leilanidaniels Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Did tseng die? did he?
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:iconklytae:
klytae Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
In the original game it was always implied that he did. Alas, Advent Children came and screwed that up. I preferred him dying ... Rufus too.
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Leilanidaniels Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
well i'm kinda happy hes alive cuz i haven't played the game yet and i love the fanfictions about him and aerith! they are so cute!
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Tsengturks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Boo Tseng get back up!!! >___<

-Awsome work-
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R1c0ch3t Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
O_o I loooove this piece!!
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:iconkingdomkeychan:
KingdomKeyChan Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
I remember that scene. Sephiroth's attack just happened out of nowhere.
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:iconvicentvalentine:
vicentvalentine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
this is beautiful , I love the perspective
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Empress-Eerian-Sadow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
omg! here's a subject no one deals with much! and you made it so damn beautiful!! i had to fav it immediately!
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Renos-Goggles Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always get so sad when I play that part! I'm like "NOOOOO!!! DAMN YOU SEPHI!!!!", but i still luv sephi. ANyway, the background IS amazing, and the blood looks so real. I luv it so much!! ^o^
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EspionagePenguin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ::cries::
Pretty good composition, and good use of SUBTLETY with the blood, as opposed to the liberal splatters many people use. The main problem is the placement of the ear. With that head angle, the ear should be closer in.
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kawaiibon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005
The background is simply amazing. You have the patience of a SAINT. >> SAINT RUFUS~

The doves are an excellent touch. Tseng looks so sweet, so peaceful, as he dies. It tugs on various heartstrings from the bittersweet-ness of this piece.
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lostnyanko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
This is freaking gorgeous! :D You rock so much!
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theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
How do yo uget your 20layered thing to be a jpg instead of psd, when my 2layered one can't be ?? *I HATE PHOTOSHOP!!!*

....love this pic tho!
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:iconklytae:
klytae Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Go to "save as copy" ... since PS is usually evil and won't let you simply save as a .jpg

Oh yes, and be sure to flatten all the layers and such before doing any resizing, otherwise it'll not turn out as clean looking.
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theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
flatten the layers? Ehm.. I don't know how to resize so I wouldn't know how to flatten it either... Thanks tho^^
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:iconklytae:
klytae Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Just play around in PS and you should be able to find the different options. Most of what I know was self taught, trial and error and such.
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theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
So I guess you're not the lazy type? ^^
Thanks for the tip about saving, now I finally got it! ^^
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:iconklytae:
klytae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
No such thing. I'm just an efficient slacker.

And quite welcome. If you need any more tips feel free to ask, or email or IM me ... yeah.
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theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!^^
I just might^^
Aah...efficiant slacker..that's the best attitude ever!^^
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eggnogstick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
JESUS POGO-STICKING CHRIST!

this JUST BARELY showed up on my DevWatch. What the Hell?

Either way, I've said it before and I'll say it again: love this. 'Specially the bird in the background.
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Atressa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Lovely job per usual. I esp. like what you did with the foremost hand; I know it's blood but it gives it a really creepy 3-D effect. The birds in the BG are a nice touch too. The only thing I'd mention is that maybe the hands should be more clenched or something. After all, he didn't die RIGHT after Sephy stabbed him so he would still have been in agonizing pain. ...Also, it sorta looks like he's playing a piano... *giggles* But maybe that's just me.~~
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wunleebuxton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Tseng :sniff: he's so nice to the party, but poor Sephy too :tears: Still this is a wonderful pic, and all your hard work paid off cause your background looks stunning ;P
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Nimmy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
*Pinches yer butt* OH my GOD it's AMAZING and WHY can't I do stuff like THAT??
^_^ Hiya honey. You impress me beyond coherent thought. Good on ya! Do it some more! :bounce:

Also, glad to see you still do pretty men from FF7 angst. It's the best! Done any more Vin-vins? I'm gonna look through yer gallery now. Catch ya later! :heart:

p.s I'm a Minion!! ..... What does being a Minion (don't forget the capital letter) entail?
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OneWingedSephiroth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Photographer
oh wow this is pretty cool... the blood looks awesome... i dont know where the heck it came from because the Masaumune doesn't draw blood...maybe Sephiroth shot him at the same time or something.....xD but still i loves it fackin awesome!
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Masamune doesn't draw blood? -blink- That's a first ... as there were blood trails in the game when Sephiroth inflitrated the ShinRa building as well as on the ship from Junon. I know there wasn't any blood with Aeris was killed, but that was always attributed to lack of realism in the FMVs.

In any case, glad you liked this piece. :blowkiss:
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OneWingedSephiroth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004   Photographer
good memory...maybe he killed them all by using Fira or somethin and their firey corpses went everywhere....then stuck his sword through them...or something! but yeah read the story of the masamune it doesnt draw blood
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
... hmm ... well, Tseng bled to death. If Masamune cauterized the wound, he wouldn't have, ne. Because a direct wound would have killed him almost instantly ... most stab wounds prove fatal because of bloodloss.

And was this an actual Square released document, or was it a fan speculation ... because as far as fan speculation goes, I could run around and say that Tseng was still alive if Masamune didn't draw blood and ran off with Rufus -who somehow escaped certain death when his office exploded- to Costa Del Sol. -snickers-
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OneWingedSephiroth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004   Photographer
Almost everything in FF gamesi is based on an older referance like a lot of summons are basedon norse mythology and the masamune is an old tale about how a guy created two swords... i cant remember everything about it but i thikn there was masamune and montanume or somethin like that... im try to remember the details but i do remember that masamune did not draw blood.....maybe squaresoft slipped xD...cause yes therei s also the scene in shinra tower... everyone is dead and blood is draped everywhere... my buddy had a book with that story of the masamune in it... if he can find it ill get the right story
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
No, no. That's fine. I study mythology ... and when it comes to Final Fantasy just because something has the same name does not equate that it is that. Take Shiva for instance, in Hindi he is the god of destruction. In FF, she is the guardian of ice magic.
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OneWingedSephiroth Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004   Photographer
yeah thats true.....i still like my idea on if its just not messy enough for sephiroth's liking he will just flick the switch and bam... special effects of blood...and such.... but yes after your bulletproof defense it does draw blood in the game and the technology wasnt great enough to animate it... oh well an awesome game is an awesome game!
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Lily-Carroll Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004  Student
Nyow.. I always cry in this part. first Tseng... (... I never was
certain well if it died or not) and later good bye of Cait... they had
found only the death...
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EC-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
Awwww not many people draw Tseng dying, tis cute! Good job with the background..... poor Tseng T___T we'll always remember youuuuu..

- EC
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
No one draws Tseng, period. ;_;

I :heart: him dearly, despite the fact that Rude's probably my favourite Turk. I'm a TsengxRufus fangirls of sorts, so ... since I can relate to Rufus quite well, I've developed an irrational attachment to Tseng.
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EC-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
awwwwwwwwwwww I drew Tseng *points to picture in gallary* and I'm sure I will attempt to again >.<...

irrational attachments are the best kind ;p... i luve tseng (it's all the ff Anodyne's fault, don't ask y) but I luve him and his pocky-dot *huggles*

- EC
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, the dot. We're always trying to figure out exactly what it is/stands for. My best friend and I have assessed that it's some Wutaian religious symbol that he has tattooed on, but would rather remain evasive as to the true reason of the dot in our arc of fanfics.
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EC-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
lol!!! nah, I definitely think it's a birth mark ;p... some people have VERY strange birthmarks, I think squaresoft is just trying for the realism on that one ^^;

My friend and I had a discussion about this too lol....

In her words, "yeah... a birthmark that's dead center on his forehead, and perfectely round and also black.... contrasting greatly w/ his skin..."

We should make a forum topic or something and have a debate ;p...

- EC
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klytae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
-snickers- Actually, we figured they gave the character a dot to distinguish him from the other Turks or something, since little chibi sprites running around all look the same.
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EC-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
that is so true!!!! you are both bloody brilliant!!!! lol! :clap:
- EC
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