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!