Out of 3 new Final Fantasy dolls I created for my last convention, this was the one I loved from start to finish. His design didn't require any reference art assistance as I'd already known exactly
what I was going to do. Even as simple as he is, I really feel I've captured the essence of Black Mage as a class here. Another minor new technique used here is the double layering of his cloak, which mostly just involved having it be in two separate sections; with the bottom part not going flush up to the head.
I love this doll from top to bottom and he's proof that while complex design are lovely, simple is good for a reason as well.
Time: 2-3 hours
Materials: Yarn, thread, scuply, paint, poly-fil, poly beads, buttons