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Dark Lightning Design by GreyRadian Dark Lightning Design by GreyRadian
Edit Ok completely changed my file, I hope this composition shows off more of the design!

My first contest entry on dA! I never participate in contests because I always think I have no chance XD 

Wasn't originally going to enter this one either since I have not played FFXIII yet so nearly know nothing about Lightning (yes I was even confused about Serah and Lightning lol...) but this contest gave me a chance to design a character, which I really need for my portfolio so might as well ^_^

The theme I chose was 'Dark Lightning'. I wanted to design a costume that was different from the current existing skins, and yet something quite general enough to be hypothetically popular in a game? I was going for Dark Lightning or Cyborg Lightning haha. In this skin design Lightning is anatomically half demon, as seen from her limbs. Her design is nearly symmetrical; I'll upload the full version later.

Kinda sloppy work >.<; I just hope i'm in top 50 at least XD I wanna be judged by Tetsuya Nomura!

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Sionysion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
This is amazing La la la la  *faints* I think I've fainted.
If I had to choose a composition to draw one of my favourite characters in, this would be my answer. Plus, if I had to choose my favourite lightning design, this would also be my answer :) (Smile)

Her character design is fantastic! The 'Dark Lightning' theme definitely stays true in it; she has quite the menacing look! (and 'bad ass' design) It's as if she is the queen of devils! But of course it wouldn't be as good without that brilliant choice of composition. It really plays it part in portraying and showing off that fantastic character design and theme! Absolutely amazing.
Great work as usual Stephanie!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
haha this composition was pretty uncreative compared to the other entries ^^; I gave no thought about it just drew the design in whatever size and tried to fit it in ^^; But thank you so much, I'm very glad to hear you would pick my design! :D
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Sionysion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Hehe, well sometimes the most simple ideas are the best ideas! (I'm sure there is saying for it somewhere) Even if they weren't planned out lol
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GolemCreation Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Artist
Great work!!!!  I made my illustration for the contest..but..I think..your is better..;)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Aww, well i feel that with many other entries as well XD good luck to both of us!
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Twinblademaster Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
INTENSE!!! I like it :)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Thank you!!
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Twinblademaster Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
ur welcome :)
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Rhythmspinning Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing. This deserves the win.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
oh wow, thanks a lot for this comment! its an honour because theres so many amazing entries out there im beginning to worry i might not even make it as top 50! >.<;
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Rhythmspinning Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome~
I certainly wouldn't say I have an expert eye for art, but I think I know some of what the game makers are looking for.
Originality, drawing skill, well thought out and out together designs, ensembles that don't clash and scream "THIS IS FINAL FANTASY!!!!"
I believe your drawing fits all those aspects. >u<

I entirely agree about the amount of talent entered into this contest though... o-o It's astounding.
But I'll be surprised and very sad if you don't make top 50!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I see, thank you for providing me with your reasoning, because main thing I concentrated on while designing was that I didnt want it to be those generic final fantasy costumes and that you could tell it's straight out of that game ^^;
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Rhythmspinning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear ^^; I didn't intend to imply that it's generic at all!
Rather, your design is very professional and unique. I've never seen anything quite like it.
I just meant that because of its professional design and fantastical, beautiful look, it could easily have been created by a professional game designer,
thus it appears to belong in a FF game. I hope I didn't offend you, and that this clarifies my meaning a bit.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Oh yes don't worry, I got your message XD I meant that my design process for this included the thought process that I did not want the design to be generic, so I'm very glad that you thought otherwise :D
Thanks again for your compliments! :love:
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Rhythmspinning Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good~ :D (Big Grin)  No problem, you deserve it! Love in the Air 
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D-D-Memories Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
beautiful! she looks awesome <3 good luck!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
thank u so much! There are many amazing entries so... i need it XD thanks!
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NE0SHIN Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looks freaking awesome Grey, Goodluck ;v;
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks a lot neo! :D
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DeidaraXCheeze Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
That's awesome! :D You did a fantastic job! :) Good luck! ^_^
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks a lot!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Owow, good job. This is so much more eye-catching!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Haha thanks again! XD
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
thanks!
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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Nintendraw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That looks really friggin badass. Good luck!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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Vyndicare Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh I like this updated version! It's a lot clearer to see the design itself! :) good luck ^^
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks again :D
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Vyndicare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome again :D
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astro-slime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi!~ this is such a beautiful submission, I would hate for you to be disqualified due to the size restrictions. On the rules it says it must be 2000widthx550height. Here you have as 550width and 2000 height. As long as you flip it, it should be okay. I'm not a mod or anything, but just from the rules. gdgfdygfbsdhif waahhh but I love this. You are such a wonderful artist!!!

 

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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Oh right, i guess it did say the width and height. Ok i will rotate my entry! Thanks :D
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astro-slime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure~ Good luck in the contest!
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Monstrocker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH CRAP THERE'S A TOP 50 for the winner stash!? :0 I thought they only announce 3 winners.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Nah top 50 just gets judged by Nomura who then chooses the 3 winners
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Maxed-It-Out Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
?? what ??
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Monstrocker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, never mind.
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Monstrocker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because the contest never mentioned the "top 50" winners.
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Pyrogas-Artworks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Love it !
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thank you!
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great piece!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
thanks!
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
walk'n the darkside...eh!
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Vyndicare Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't like how it has to be a banner but your design is awesome! There several entries that I've seen that went against several of the rules. I wonder if those still get judged or if they are automatically eliminated..
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thanks! Yeah i wonder too, I'm going to upload my own proper resolution just in case.
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Vyndicare Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^ and that's good. Personally I think yours fits style with the official concept art the most :)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow, pretty! But I think the dimensions are 2000ish wide and 550 high... Because it's going to be a banner if it wins. Is there another version for that size or are you just going to turn it sideways?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Yup just turn it sideways, I don't mind how it's displayed. Just couldn't think of a decent composition for the landscape canvas while displaying most of the character design ^^;
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