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The return of Lightning: Steampunk Style by SamuelDesigns The return of Lightning: Steampunk Style by SamuelDesigns

I can't believe it. I was a little bit skeptical about participating in this contest, knowing is a well known game. And after I found out it was an international competition, even less I felt like participating. But I have to say I'm pretty happy with my job. :la:

 Now unto the details of the work. This work was for Deviantart competition and here I give you my Lightning.   At first I did a sketch of a woman in that position, and like always I had no idea for the costume. So I used one of my original characters, "Zephenia" to use her outfit. The idea was completely hand drawn, and later colored in Photoshop Elements. The worse part I have to say it was the sand monster. I only saw a few pictures online of it, and I almost had to imagine the hole back of the monster since I could only find front ones.

LightningYayz for Kalvanas The steampunk idea came from the colors scheme. At first I divide sections of my designs with random colors and later work on them piece by piece. But the colors looks so good I just had to leave them like that. The collar part I think I like it a ton because it looks like she is a flowering blooming. The only part I didn't draw was the landscape which I used a photostock so tiny I had to basically do the rest of it like the sky and the infinitive look, also the gears on the sword. The lightning sword was a collaboration idea of my brother and I, and it can become one or separate to created electricity between them for a more powerful impact. The marks on her face is like a make up or a tattoo that some people use to go to battle. It seems pretty appropriate, and I wanted to push the boundaries of the competition, because I noticed not many wanted to mess up with her face. 

Chocobo Knight It took me around  4 days and between 15 to 20 hours. I end up dizzy many times trying to finish it on time but I'm happy with the results.  

PLEASE GIVE ME FEEDBACK. WISH ME LUCK!:larryla: 

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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best one I've seen, I gotta hurry and finish mine :)
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Best one faint  might be too much but thanks for the complement Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I JUST missed the deadline, grrrr. worked so hard to meet it...just added my sketch to my folder..
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww im sorry. Well there still 2 contest you can participate :)
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true :)
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psychopath556 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
incredible
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
faint really?
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KT-Mlady Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Gorgeous.
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SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lu Emoticon thanks
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Trueform Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool idea, steampunk suits the setting well! That's a beastly sword too, great work on the whole thing :)
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