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Lightning Farron FF XIII by Angelstorm-82 Lightning Farron FF XIII by Angelstorm-82
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Hello guys :wave:. It´s been a while since my last finished drawing. So here is finally my Lightning drawing. I mentioned before that it would take me a while to finish but I had no idea that it would take me almost an entire month :faint:.

But I am more than proud to present it now to you :D. My best Final Fantasy drawing. I had the bad feeling that the armour would drive me crazy but boy... I had no idea :lol:.
Almost as difficult as the armour were all these sparkling effects everywhere.

All done with graphite pencils on my usual Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper with 190 gsm. Worktime almost a month.

Original character design from Lightning by Tetsuya Nomura!

Final Fantasy and Lightning is © Square-Enix!

I will also add a little step by step Tutorial to this drawing and maybe some closeups ;).

Watch also the progress here

PS: The game is really addictive. Played it a lot the last few weeks :D.

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Wow. This is just amazing. I really love this piece, and there is alot of creativity and artistic ability in this. I also saw the step-by-step of how this was done. I noticed how you started with the basic, simple outlines of the main figure and went from there. I think that that is the structure of all art and I love the idea that you started it out this way. The way you filled it in, piece by piece, amazes me. I do not have enough patience or artistic talent to even dream of acomplishing something this great. And, last but not least, the finished product is simply beautiful. It is so full of detail and meaning that I couldn't look away. The way you posed her makes everyone stop and wonder 'what is she thinking?' Well done!
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JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pryusz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Great Work! It's just what I wanted for my cellphone wallpaper. Unfortunately, I had to draw my own copy from your original to remove your tag but your skill is FANTASTIC!
Napjack5427 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Is this really your work, because on the left it says: www.silentdeath007/
Angelstorm-82 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was my old deviant art name before i changed it
s-viv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work. the hair is perfect
Xenovora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My GOD, you have AMAZING penciling skills, any tips for a fellow artist?
BAKUOO76 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the shading is awesome love the depth of the shades you got!
INGAULD Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Awesome job. Well done.
flarions Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
moonlitraven1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love this, especially the hair, it's just so amazing!
Moo-Lawn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
the detail in the hair is phenomenal. 
PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
A lovely drawing, did you draw the signature on the picture or put it on afterwards ?

  Here is one of my pictures using coloured pencils :)
glamress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
SeriesFinalFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drawing is good, but I kinda have a feeling that her eyes looks so tired with the bags under them.
MegamanZelda Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're good... u almost make me wish I wasn't lazy, so call that "power"
Roarosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is a drawing? wtf
StifStudio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one. It's truly amazing... I can't believe that a person did this... it's just... perfect!
Tatoonthesky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
HOW YOU DID THE HAIS??? O____________O
Please, tell me, I NEED to know how you did it!!!
Please please please please please please T-----T
Tatoonthesky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Paul2960 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best lightning drawing ive seen yet, and ive seen alot lol, Fantastic work! :D
Jeremyk1990 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best drawing of lightning i ever saw! amazing! love the detail!
FinalFantasyType-0 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks a little tired or something...
CloudsSkyAndStars Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But yeah.
If my bangs were cut like that, I would look like a pop-punk Taylor Swift.
.. Yes, it is very much addicted. :D

But don't you remember?
Don't you remember?
The reason the loved me before..
Baby, please remember me once more.
nemesis-eow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Perfect hair !
DonnaCrystallis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich will einmal genau so wundervoll zeichnen können wie du *__*♥
Rebellion96 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
oh fu.k oh my holy
what the ...
this is ...
im stunned O.O
oh my ..
AdjeTrickster Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Masterpiece....Masterpiece......Man.....I....I can't even....This is so beautiful man, so beautiful.......
HaineXjnh Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo nice!! <3 I love Lightning
BORJICH Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
amazing. Great job
RabbitHeart13 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really amazing!! Beautifully executed.
Puresthera Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully done!
PunkArtist99 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can I find the original image?
PunkArtist99 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can I find the original image?
PurpleFwuffyTwiglet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a monster!!! ;)

In the good sense of the word :p
Keksi626 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
that is absolutely FREAKIN F***ING AMAZING!!!!!!
JustinX9 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
can i have request? can u draw noctis lucis caelum from final fantasy versus xiii... cus i really love the way u draw yur so pro i wish i could draw as awesome as u :)
Ophelia-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I HATE HOW GOOD YOU ARE TT_TT No really this is beyond the terms of "perfection" and "mastery". You must have been dedicated to this a long time, and I hope to be like you one day. Though I could never come close to this kind of skill!
Lightning is my favourite character at the moment too, so I have extra love for this - very well done!
Iwillstayhappy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Das genialste Bild, welches ich von ihr bisher gesehen habe :D
Sie sieht toll aus♥
Pumpkin-Squirt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Amazing job!!
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Xtriker29 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Oh my god, what talent!
PhO3nIx93 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist
I can't write a critique, but here is what I put:
This is very impressive, the attention to detail is astonishing! The armour is perfect, the facial features and shading are spot on, and that HAIR!! Especially the shadow of it on her neck!!A wonderful piece, and those cystals which shine stand out on the black background incredibly well and do not take the attention away from Lightning. This is a well established piece which is technically, and visually stunning. Definately worth all of that time and effort. Well done!
Visuality: 5*
Originality: 5*
Technicality: 5*
Impact: 5*
Angelstorm-82 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your "small" Critique. Much appreciated.
PhO3nIx93 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow this is fantastic!! I want to be able to draw like this!! Did you do Art at school or did you just practice?? I can't wait till the tutorial comes out!! I might be able to draw professionally then!! :) Congrats!! Will you do anymore Final Fantasy ones??
Angelstorm-82 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. I am completely self taught.
I am not sure if there will come another FF fanart in the near future but I think I could do another one in the not so near future.
PhO3nIx93 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, that is amazing! I didn't take Art either but I am no way near as good as you! I just tried to do this and completely failed, I can't get the facial features or the hair right. I see, because FF is where the test of skill is in my opinion and you are sowing it off well! Any ideas for a next one in the not so near future?
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