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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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Anzuchi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
This looks awesome I really like her strong pose and expression
Imperialmaiden Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool details :)
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, this is incredible!
mchectr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
Fishfoo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! I like the pose and the coloring is well done.
Anjoshan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He face has a cool emotion and look, the colorings pretty good as well.
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 :)
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 =)
artistmyx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:spotlight-left: featured :dalove: [link] :spotlight-right:
SkiAngel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very Nice.
OxxyJoe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Exceptional indeed =)
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!
FruitTartz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH!! It looks so cool *A* I really love the way you coloured this and all the different tones and highlights >A< Awesome work!
BlueSoulber Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! [link] ;)
Penguinton Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno. I think Nomura really needs to add more buckles to his designs. Theres like some cloth still on the characters. XD

Awesome work! I like the intense gaze!
MeganLeeRetouching Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The detail is stunning, wonderful work.
9-Silver-Shadow-2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Some of your details and toning are ok but I think his left hand is really big and so is his right thigh, it looks too thick and out of proportion. I also don't think his sword and gloves don't match up with the rest of his outfit.
His red cloak also doesn't seem to fit the picture, it's distracting and doesn't look 'flowing'. The white text at the bottom doesn't look good either.

I hope this helped :)
Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I hear you on the procrastinating part; I do too much of that myself; I would get alot more art out, too, if it wasn't so bad; but I'm getting better at it and trying to reduce the amount of time between uploads, which is getting smaller, thank fully. :)

If this is from a video game, I'm not familiar with the character, but I like that you spent the time to make all the little details believable and real looking. There is quite a bit of detail, and it benefits the character. The quote fits the theme well, too. Good job.
MharkNeilCudal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunning JYC!! I am very impressed by the amazing colours and the warrior itself :-) This is spectacular!! Very well done!!
UraHameshi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome! You have a great style of painting, love the background. Great job :D
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