Oh god chocobos yes... As a fantasy setting, I could certainly see this as a scene in the game. The statue makes me think of The Neverending Story when Atreyu gets to the guardians of these gates and then they shoot lasers out of their eyes. I'm kind of confused as to what's going on in the top right corner. Is the rock extending up? Is it supposed to be transparent like that?
I'm an FF fan, too. Everytime I see someone dressed up as a moogle, I ask them if I can save my game. ;} I really like the detail work in the foliage, I can actually recognize a few of the plant species. Very intricate and very well done.
There's so much to like about this picture. I almost didn't even notice the gears underneath the statue at first, but now that I see it, it reminds me of tactics. I appreciate that the armor covers the rider's vital organs, so I can forgive that it doesn't cover the upper arm