Warios is an artist, calligrapher, and designer, primarily known for graffiti art. Currently, he specializes in calligraphy, typography and lettering.
Dominant: Hugo Kupka
Permanent Economic Adviser Hugo Kupka's meteoric rise to prominence was sudden, if not unexpected. Once a nameless foot soldier in the Republican Army, his awakening as Dominant of the Eikon Titan thrust him to the forefront of Dhalmekian politics. It was here he used his newfound position as the most powerful man in the republic to exert influence over both the nation's armies and its policy making—amassing a personal fortune in the process. Yet while it is said that a man who has everything wants for nothing, Benedikta Harman will teach him money and power are far from all the world has to offer.
Interviewing The Artist:
How did you decide to represent the Eikon assigned to you?
I decided to represent my Eikon through abstract calligraphic signs and using the earth's colour brown as the predominant colour. Brown evokes a sense of power and stability; at the same time, I created a dynamic composition that recalls the shapes of the Eikon Titan. The use of calligraphy allowed me to create variations of stroke and texture, so as to give life to the composition.
What elements did you choose to best represent it and why?
I tried to incorporate elements, details and shapes of the Eikon into the composition, using tips and calligraphic marks that recall it and are very related to my style. I also incorporated the FFXVI logo on the back of the garment creating a link to the world of Final Fantasy XVI. This additional detail can be an element of recognition and connection for those who are familiar with the game.
What materials did you use for your custom?
I used freehand brushes and acrylics.
Divide the creative process into steps
I defined the aim/goal and sought inspiration in the world of FF, studying various forms of calligraphy that could fit to the project and that could be linked to the Eikon.
I created a sketch on paper, to explore different compositions, layout and ideas.
I did research on materials, using an acrylic that created a texture effect, not flat
I created the final work, always working in order to remain linked to the sketch and the initial idea.
Once finished I dedicated myself to details and refinement.