GRIf, a PSO fanartist forgotten to time

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So I was browsing the internets and searching for RAcaseal art. PSO2 pretty much floods the search results, so it makes searching for PSO1 stuff difficult. Fortunately, I found this RAcaseal background that I had never seen before. Not on PSO-World, not on Deviantart, not in any of the official stuff I remember.

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It's not half bad. The cloth wrinkling effect on her side seems to be an odd choice, but still, not half bad. The logo and copyright information makes me think it might have been official PSO art, but the url "tokyo.cool.ne.jp/orbital" says otherwise. When you try to go to that site now, you get redirected to "infoseek.co.jp" so it appears the original site died. However, through the POWER OF THE INTERNETwe can see what was originally on there (keep your pop-up blocker on before clicking) if we use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

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TOP TIER web design. Circa 2001. Lol. Anywho, the site was ran by a guy named GRIf (Glyph? グリフ) who lived in Nerima, Japan. He liked to read, to cycle, and play online RPGs like Ultima Online. But his real passion at the time was PSO. He played a RAcaseal named Theta and a HUnewearl named LUMINIER. And this was his fansite. Or at least it was until he abandoned it and moved over to croizel.pureleaf.com/pso which had more content in the end. Sidenote, he picked WHITE TEXT on a WHITE BACKGROUND for his new site. WHY. FOR THE LOVE OF SATO, WHY.

Moving on.

He made a bunch of little sprite icons for all of the original classes, so no HUcaseal, RAmarl, and FOmar sadly:

HU8YxSr.gif
HUmar
someqXS.gif
HUnewearl
ue408xu.gif
HUcast
0rqUKt8.gif
RAmar
yKWUR2g.gif
RAcast
5J247SR.gif
RAcaseal
fNi0hG3.gif
FOmarl
UsMPPEa.gif
FOnewm
CjAIQOa.gif
FOnewearl

GRIf's art and website predates even V2 on the Dreamcast. GRIf never made sprites for the new classes in Ep 1&2, since he was gone about half a year after V2 launched. There's a lot of palette swaps for FOmarl and FOney on his website, as well as Section ID icons. And if you look on the archive of his croizel site, he has even more palette swaps and some monsters too.

1NCUGyd.gif
Rag Rappy
6pXmPMF.gif
Sinow Beat
OdkVBRj.gif
Delsaber
qIHZ7M7.gif
Poison Lily

He also made 16 wallpapers-- the RAcaseal picture at the beginning being the first of them. Alas I can't find 6 and 9 on any of the archives, and I couldn't find working links to the biggest resolution versions of 8 and 15. Some of my favorites:
IrT72Zi.jpg

yVdnGMQ.jpg

inqjZod.jpg

He clearly isn't without talent, but his quality took some dips here and there...
uExyKiz.jpg

Ehhhhhhhhhh
cMouqtT.jpg

I'm not sure if her neck is broken or that FOney has a snake neck
kHSXhTI.jpg

For some reason this aesthetic reminds me of AdventureQuest

And even some of the guest art GRIf had on his site was markedly better than his own. Check out this dope-ass FOnewearl picture by Naoto / 直人さん:
6cscTfT.jpg

Sadly, around May 8th in 2002, he announced his site would go on an indefinite hiatus. As sort of a parting gift, GRIf drew one last picture:

kZnyTwB.jpg


Within a couple years, his former cool.ne.jp site disappeared, and croizel.pureleaf.com folded. And for the most part, his art disappeared too. I've seen that RAcaseal wallpaper on a video game wallpaper site and a blog, but reverse image searching his pictures yields no results beyond that. To my knowledge, "someday" never came. :/


Idk. I hope this has been interesting. Maybe this might give some old fanart a chance to see the light of day again. If you're interested, I made an imgur gallery of most of what he had posted on his site I could dig up from the archives. Or you could just check out the croizel.pureleaf.com archives yourself, it has everything but it'll take more effort to navigate and find it.
 
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Nice!

Can someone who actually knows how to navigate the site post all of the Section ID icons in this thread? I could use those to shorten up my signature by a lot :)
 

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Nice!

Can someone who actually knows how to navigate the site post all of the Section ID icons in this thread? I could use those to shorten up my signature by a lot :)
I mean I can, but they are extremely low quality compared to what is possible now. That's why I didn't include them in my Imgur gallery. But I guess if there's demand...

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bH6oS3R.gif
iAy2LZS.gif
GapRcFS.gif
dJjJRAh.gif
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jMZeHxS.gif
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I also put them at the top of my gallery, so the only thing it's missing now is the sec IDs with no transparency/black backgrounds. There's some really high quality vectors of them that I like to use here (note: requires a program that edit .ai files like Illustrator or Inkscape). You can export them as big or small as you want them into a raster image format with impeccable quality that way. Or if you don't want to fuck with vectors and you just want high quality section ID symbols from the get-go, try Section ID Icons by Cyane. Those are huge and high quality. All you have to do is shrink them and add a black circle behind them and you're good.
 

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Amazing little sprite icons!! I really love this, thanks bee!!
 

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So I was browsing the internets and searching for RAcaseal art. PSO2 pretty much floods the search results, so it makes searching for PSO1 stuff difficult. Fortunately, I found this RAcaseal background that I had never seen before. Not on PSO-World, not on Deviantart, not in any of the official stuff I remember.

2nhBKgq.jpg


It's not half bad. The cloth wrinkling effect on her side seems to be an odd choice, but still, not half bad. The logo and copyright information makes me think it might have been official PSO art, but the url "tokyo.cool.ne.jp/orbital" says otherwise. When you try to go to that site now, you get redirected to "infoseek.co.jp" so it appears the original site died. However, through the POWER OF THE INTERNETwe can see what was originally on there (keep your pop-up blocker on before clicking) if we use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

XeU5IlI.png


TOP TIER web design. Circa 2001. Lol. Anywho, the site was ran by a guy named GRIf (Glyph? グリフ) who lived in Nerima, Japan. He liked to read, to cycle, and play online RPGs like Ultima Online. But his real passion at the time was PSO. He played a RAcaseal named Theta and a HUnewearl named LUMINIER. And this was his fansite. Or at least it was until he abandoned it and moved over to croizel.pureleaf.com/pso which had more content in the end. Sidenote, he picked WHITE TEXT on a WHITE BACKGROUND for his new site. WHY. FOR THE LOVE OF SATO, WHY.

Moving on.

He made a bunch of little sprite icons for all of the original classes (so no HUcaseal, RAmarl, and FOmar sadly):

HU8YxSr.gif
HUmar
someqXS.gif
HUnewearl
ue408xu.gif
HUcast
0rqUKt8.gif
RAmar
yKWUR2g.gif
RAcast
5J247SR.gif
RAcaseal
fNi0hG3.gif
FOmarl
UsMPPEa.gif
FOnewm
CjAIQOa.gif
FOnewearl

There's a lot of palette swaps for FOmarl and FOney on his website, as well as Section ID icons. And if you look on the archive of his croizel site, he has even more palette swaps and some monsters too.

1NCUGyd.gif
Rag Rappy
6pXmPMF.gif
Sinow Beat
OdkVBRj.gif
Delsaber
qIHZ7M7.gif
Poison Lily

He also made 16 wallpapers-- the RAcaseal picture at the beginning being the first of them. Alas I can't find 6 and 9 on any of the archives, and I couldn't find working links to the biggest resolution versions of 8 and 15. Some of my favorites:
IrT72Zi.jpg

yVdnGMQ.jpg

inqjZod.jpg

He clearly isn't without talent, but his quality took some dips here and there...
uExyKiz.jpg

Ehhhhhhhhhh
cMouqtT.jpg

I'm not sure if her neck is broken or that FOney has a snake neck
kHSXhTI.jpg

For some reason this aesthetic reminds me of AdventureQuest

And even some of the guest art GRIf had on his site was markedly better than his own. Check out this dope-ass FOnewearl picture by Naoto / 直人さん:
6cscTfT.jpg

Sadly, around May 8th in 2002, he announced his site would go on an indefinite hiatus. As sort of a parting gift, GRIf drew one last picture:

kZnyTwB.jpg


Within a couple years, his former cool.ne.jp site disappeared, and croizel.pureleaf.com folded. And for the most part, his art disappeared too. I've seen that RAcaseal wallpaper on a video game wallpaper site and a blog, but reverse image searching his pictures yields no results beyond that. To my knowledge, "someday" never came. :/


Idk. I hope this has been interesting. Maybe this might give some old fanart a chance to see the light of day again. If you're interested, I made an imgur gallery of most of what he had posted on his site I could dig up from the archives. Or you could just check out the croizel.pureleaf.com archives yourself, it has everything but it'll take more effort to navigate and find it.
Mew had OFTEN youtubed "PSO Fanart 1" and "PSO Fanart 2" and it had a couple of these images on them set to epic emotional SONIC TEAM PSO music!! Couldn't ever watch it without crying nostalgic tears ='),',. Images of a Brooding KIREEK in Ruins....a FOney sharing lunch in the forest with her Chao...A young Rico training with a Red Sword with her father watching on....and mews Purrsonal fave...Someone drew a small Huney emerging from an RAcast!!! XD!! The videos had somehow gone either missing or a little harder to find! Thank you for posting these! Motivated mew again to FIND the DAMN THINGS! lol <3
 

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Wow this guy loves drawing loli girls with tits.
GRIf is actually on the tame side when it comes to this, believe it or not. I tried to look up more art from a guest artist he had, Naoto, and discovered he maybe had a habit for drawing cameltoe on his FOneys. A lot of websites for other Japanese artists have tons of little site icons for other artists. Browsing through those can lead you to very peculiar artists with weird, weird tastes in porn. Like, we're talking about Hamtaro-levels weird. <.<
Amazing little sprite icons!! I really love this, thanks bee!!
Glad to hear that! They are pretty great. I've been thinking of using them for some graphics projects myself.
Nice detective work !
Aw, I try.
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Mew had OFTEN youtubed "PSO Fanart 1" and "PSO Fanart 2" and it had a couple of these images on them set to epic emotional SONIC TEAM PSO music!! Couldn't ever watch it without crying nostalgic tears ='),',. Images of a Brooding KIREEK in Ruins....a FOney sharing lunch in the forest with her Chao...A young Rico training with a Red Sword with her father watching on....and mews Purrsonal fave...Someone drew a small Huney emerging from an RAcast!!! XD!! The videos had somehow gone either missing or a little harder to find! Thank you for posting these! Motivated mew again to FIND the DAMN THINGS! lol <3
After reading this I tried searching both youtube and google (within and w/o setting a time range before PSO2) and couldn't find it. I have a feeling it might have been deleteded. :/
 

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Mew had OFTEN youtubed "PSO Fanart 1" and "PSO Fanart 2" and it had a couple of these images on them set to epic emotional SONIC TEAM PSO music!! Couldn't ever watch it without crying nostalgic tears ='),',. Images of a Brooding KIREEK in Ruins....a FOney sharing lunch in the forest with her Chao...A young Rico training with a Red Sword with her father watching on....and mews Purrsonal fave...Someone drew a small Huney emerging from an RAcast!!! XD!! The videos had somehow gone either missing or a little harder to find! Thank you for posting these! Motivated mew again to FIND the DAMN THINGS! lol <3

Well, those videos were posted by me a long time ago, back when i really liked the PSO fanart. They were mostly forgotten when youtube had several upgrades but i always kept things non monetized for a reason, i didn't make the fan art, was only sharing.

Ultima server decided to use certain pictures to advertise server events, i complained and ultima had it's share of reasons as to why they kept using pictures to advertise a monetized server, among those reasons they pointed at me and said "but you used fan art that isn't yours aswell in your videos", with this in mind and with the situation beeing similar but not the same, i decided to remove said videos, the fan art is easily accessible atm, having a video didn't make sense and i did it so ultima can't say "but you do it too, so we can also do it"

I do have a ton of fan art stored, if you want i can provide a link
 

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Well, those videos were posted by me a long time ago, back when i really liked the PSO fanart. They were mostly forgotten when youtube had several upgrades but i always kept things non monetized for a reason, i didn't make the fan art, was only sharing.

Ultima server decided to use certain pictures to advertise server events, i complained and ultima had it's share of reasons as to why they kept using pictures to advertise a monetized server, among those reasons they pointed at me and said "but you used fan art that isn't yours aswell in your videos", with this in mind and with the situation beeing similar but not the same, i decided to remove said videos, the fan art is easily accessible atm, having a video didn't make sense and i did it so ultima can't say "but you do it too, so we can also do it"

I do have a ton of fan art stored, if you want i can provide a link
SQUEEEEEEeeee!!! Links would be nice! <3! Sorry for your drama! Good ppl like you shouldn't get that kinda FLAK from anyone! =(
 

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Well, those videos were posted by me a long time ago, back when i really liked the PSO fanart. They were mostly forgotten when youtube had several upgrades but i always kept things non monetized for a reason, i didn't make the fan art, was only sharing.

Ultima server decided to use certain pictures to advertise server events, i complained and ultima had it's share of reasons as to why they kept using pictures to advertise a monetized server, among those reasons they pointed at me and said "but you used fan art that isn't yours aswell in your videos", with this in mind and with the situation beeing similar but not the same, i decided to remove said videos, the fan art is easily accessible atm, having a video didn't make sense and i did it so ultima can't say "but you do it too, so we can also do it"

I do have a ton of fan art stored, if you want i can provide a link

Yeah for a long time I always wanted to get in contact with one of the artist if his/her fanart was used without permission. And I am talking about the fanart that is used in the lobby. (Blue clothed HUnewearl.)
 

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Sure, i just need to ask a moderator if i need to clear the hentai stuff out of it or if i can simply zip/rar the folder and post a link here.
 
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