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Lightning Strike by JYC Lightning Strike by JYC
Finally finished. Man, do I procrastinate.

Edit: Damn you, Tetsuya "Buckles" Nomura!
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, this is incredible!
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mchectr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I haven't played the later parts after X but I still like the Final Fantasy Series.

This is nice, the shading and highlights are neat and the detail is nice. What bothers me though is that she appears more manly than womanly here and her cape doesn't looks like cloth with difference to her clothes. It's still is good though.
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Fishfoo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! I like the pose and the coloring is well done.
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Anjoshan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He face has a cool emotion and look, the colorings pretty good as well.
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KlarthSan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very great! The concept is amazing and very well done, your way of painting is realistic while it gives that game-character feeling :)
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NightmareOfReality Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love Lightning :love:
Colours and shading are great, though I think you should check on the proportions again =)
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:spotlight-left: featured :dalove: [link] :spotlight-right:
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SkiAngel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very Nice.
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OxxyJoe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Exceptional indeed =)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
The dynamism in this picture really jumped out at me! It's reminiscent of artwork from video games, which is really cool. I especially like how his face matches up really well with the "story" behind his pose--you can tell he's in an action moment, this is serious.

Overall, your coloring looks pretty good! The shadows and highlights are fairly consistent overall, but there are a couple places that the blending could be a bit smoother so that the fabric, especially, looks less "hard" more like it has a softer texture and ability to move with him. I would also remove the sketchy lineart layer that's overlaying all the coloring: if it were a bit cleaner, it could stay, but for now it just lends an unfinished look to the piece. If you're having trouble defining those lines with just coloring, play around with some brush sizes, opacity, and hardness to see if you can mimic those clean lines without drawing them out.

Proportionally, the anatomy is also pretty good. I'll agree that his left thigh (when we're looking at him) and the right hand are a bit too large. His head is also a bit small, given his overall body size, and if it were a bit bigger, I think it'd pull the whole piece together nicely.

Keep up the good work!
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