I used the age-old concept-artsy technique of lying down some random lines 'til something eye-pleasing happened. The Ed Elric Artbook copy made me want to do watercolor gradients, we'll see where that goes.
A NES emu makes me ask, "Didn't these look and sound much better when I was a kid?" Even SNES games are starting to look quite primitive for some reason... I played those just a few years ago.
When you have nothing to say -- Mindstream Ramble Time!