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Lightning Final Fantasy XIII-2 by B-AGT Lightning Final Fantasy XIII-2 by B-AGT
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Hi to all,

I mentioned a few weeks ago, that i was working on some new stuff.
Well, one of them (Fang) you have already seen. :+favlove:
Here is the second new fanart drawing: Lightning of Final Fantasy XIII-2. :love:
All i can say is, that this was a tough one to draw. Mainly because of her hair and eyes.
It took me around 20 hrs and A LOT corrections to finish this drawing
But i think it turned out to be alright.

Hope yuo will like it.

For your information, I used a reference picture of Lightning from Square-Enix. The creator and owner of this character.



Here you can see more related work from Final Fantasy:

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Critique by DustyKnives Apr 2, 2011, 2:47:43 PM
Excellent work! I've never been a huge fan of Final Fantasy, but Lightning is an amazing character, and you've captured her well. The shading on her eyes and lips are gorgeous and the overall appearance is very realistic.

But what's a critique without leaving areas for improvement? The first thing I can tell you--as a great artist told me many years ago--is to not be afraid to add contrast! What makes realism look even more real is to make the darkest part of the piece almost black, and the lightest part almost white (for the most part, there are always exceptions). Capturing the unlimited number of shades between black and white and scattering them throughout the piece really brings a pencil portrait to life. The hair at the right side of the drawing is weakly shaded, almost rushed. A few dark strands here and there would add more depth.

On the subject of her hair, it really dominates this piece, along with her eyes and lips. The latter two were contrasted with skill, but BECAUSE they were done so well, the hair looks flat. You seem to have drawn in the shine pretty well, but the parts that have no glare can use a few dark and light strands here and there, especially by the roots at the top of her head.

I hope you found my input helpful! If you have any questions or comments, you can note me! :) Keep up the good work, your gallery shows outstanding improvement with each piece.
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Over the years through High School I've had to give comments to a lot of my friends pieces, so ill do my best and try not to repeat all of what duststorm10 commented.

I've been a fan of Final Fantasy for quite a while now, and i either go to TheOtaku or here to "catch" nice art and save them for my own entertainment.

Although, your title caught me by surprise, Final Fantasy XII-2? My first thought was "Can't they just wait until the game release?" only because people will not have something to compare it too(I can only assume her appearance will change with the new game)

I think it was done well, although when i really look at it, it seems your technique is guiding people to the center, which is clever..the way you left the sides of her head not as defined as the middle, i am speaking of the hair of course. Because as i examined it my vision followed that pattern, forcing me to look at the best part: the eyes, the lips and her face as a whole.

In the end, the Technique was clever, the Vision of it draws us in to the best parts, although if it was ME, i would have done the entire thing with the detail you put between her chin and forehead.

I hope you found my view of your work useful! Can't wait to see more of them from the yet to be released game. Feel free to respond to me:)

PS: I didn't touch on it because duststorm10 did it so well but..contrast! Some of my favorite pictures are black and white.
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CuzMyDogSaidSo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hxgvfjjffdvjkvfybhc how the he🕒🕒 do you shade that all!!! At her armor Id drop the pencil and walk away from the picture yelling "screw it!" Great job, like seriously, GREAT JOB.
B-AGT Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx (^_^)/
DarkSchneider62 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Another perfect one from you golden pencil !
MehTimes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, I love the detail you put into her eye's and lips
Yumaris Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!
ArmenTheDwarf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cazzzzz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Cazzzzz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Looks awesome!
Arsynal16 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
<3333 Love it. You are so talented. ;3
AlbertoSanchezLeache Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u r amazing
hmj2949 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Writer
I LOVE this drawing!:D (Big Grin) 
contelais Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Hey amazing! Visit my blog and check out more fantasy art…
INGAULD Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Awesome job!
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Would you be willing to do some work like this for a short film?
I'd need characters and buildings made as single still images. You would NOT create frames for the animation. You simply draw a pose and blender warps the drawing (say, bending the arm and such), animating it.
Ashel-iia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artworks never cease to amaze me !

I am always eager when i see an update.
If you permit it, I'd like to request a Noctis art. I think only you can sublimate him.

Solange7227 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Beatiful :) great job.
Sandrielle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Really beautiful !
Dylan-saeko Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Artist
Holy Crap!!!! THat is really good!!!!!!! Magnificent!!!!!!
Pandalovesu2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
PikachuSavesTheDay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
This is amazing O3O
leodanish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Woa. Its so pretty. All those drawings made me craazy for more ff
BetthinaRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome drawing!!!~ *0* 

great job!~ >w0b
pandaterian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
nice art ^^ love how you did the face and deep in the shadows ^^
sethling Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

MusicToast Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice drawings! 
hayame12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
cool drawing. btw have you made it to the final boss of final fantasy xiii-2? 
ugh. they're pretty hard.
EtherealxSoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
PhoenixSong12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
regius122494 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing...

Great work! I think it's really worth all your time in drawing this..

:D :D
regius122494 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do hope I can draw something like this in the future...
Jessi-Calynn Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Wow. You're really good. This stuff is amazing.
petimbo Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
spaceace925 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
damn this is an epic picture
DaneFF Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Lightning, my love!
skyblue000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks just amazing~ I'm speechless right now. :wow:
EridiaErin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Narutostyle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
omg I could cry if I your final fantasy pictures see because them so nicely I am feel me absolutely badly in the art area hha must still learn a lot with it I become thus gud like you say sometimes like you are old
Distilledwasteland Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Artist
Your art work is incredibly gorgeous
ETF-fan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SirShine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Artist
omg O.O
eliza-259 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
katieISawesome333 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Outstanding! Beautiful work - wish i had ur talent LOVE IT!
final1991 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is so good
sashicool Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
She's seducing me with that face
Vivyana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
This one reminds me of a Character in my book. Very nice by the way :)
Sofia124 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SayaShimizu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lov ur art
SubAgent777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo Awesome!!:D hehe~!
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