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Lightning Returns: FF XIII Contest by starca Lightning Returns: FF XIII Contest by starca
Ah, I'm glad I finished this on time :) I'm a big fan of final fantasy series so I had to participate xD
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masterelite997 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice sword ;)
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starca Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks 8D
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I don't know much about Final Fantasy stuff but this is really amazing profile. :D 
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
You're very welcome. :D
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Pisces-sayonara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has a kind of special beauty!
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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blowber Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Filmographer
I love the image and the style on this.
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:love: thanks
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blowber Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Filmographer
Your welcome. Starca, do you start with your inking in gimp 1st or backgrounds?
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do the sketch first, add a layer for the clear line art (inking), one layer in multiply for the colors on the character and one layer in multiply for the colors in the background ^^;
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BrownieTheif Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job!
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you *_*
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BrownieTheif Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np! good luck in the contest!
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CrystallineDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've played FF1-8, And the 4 FF games for the old gameboy. I haven't gotten to 9 and above yet. ;) I didn't know you were such a big FF fan! :D I thought about entering this contest, but I heard about it 1) WAY too late and 2) Not having played the other FF13 games I didn't know what to "draw" from, if you'll pardon the pun. lol

Good luck! I hope you win! :D
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've played FF4-10 XD (my favorite are FF8 and 9) But I wanted to participate because it is a "design" contest and not that much a "skill" contest. I also liked Lightning as character (from the trailers and other videos) I wish I had played the game to know more about her :P
My biggest hope is that Tetsuya Nomura dedicates at least 5 minutes for every entry. That's something cool you know - having your art seen from a designer you've admired for a long time :D I find it difficult he will though, with about 3000+ entries :'D But you never know :la: Thanks for the support :hug:
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CrystallineDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Final Fantasy 4 was my first FF game, and probably my favorite. Also was my first SNES game. I've heard that it took the original designer of the game about 30 hours to beat it. With my FIRST save game on the cartridge, I can get to the last boss by 29:59. Of course since then, I can get there in about 20 hours give or take a bit. lol LOL What can I say? It's got a lot of replay value IMHO. :D I've gotta say, playing the Playstation version was interesting too, with some different names and extra options left out of the USA SNES release calling it Final Fantasy 2. I've gotta say, that FF1, one of the WORST battle setups ever. lol XD Even though I beat it, it's hard to play the NES version all the way through and not want to smash things. x_x lol

I really don't know who Tetsuya Nomura is. At least, I've never heard of him before seeing the contest announcement. ^_^;; I hope you at LEAST get some kind of comment from him. The pic is awesome, so I bet it's got a good chance! With 3000 entries? I wouldn't have stood a chance even if I HAD entered. LOL

:hug: No problem! Best of luck! :D
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They say the first FF you play that's the one you'll like best XD I've played FF8 first lol. And the character design for that was done by Tetsuya :3

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CrystallineDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL That COULD be true! LOL

8 Is pretty cool, and I'm pretty good at the card game inside the game. XD It's certainly different from most RPGs. Even quite different from the other FF games, at least of those I've played. Ah, so Tetsuya is the one who did character designs for 8? That's cool. :)

It's kind of cool that Squaresoft and Enix merged (very old news). The creators of my 2 favorite RPGs combining forces. LOL  Final Fantasy is one, of course. The Dragon Warrior/Quest games are the other. Dragon Warrior, for the NES was my first RPG, took me 5 weeks to beat it when I was about 10 or so. lol

Don't know why I added that last pargraph, I don't think I've ever actually said that before though. LOL Even though it happened years ago. :lol:

When will you find out if you've won something in the contest? Still wishing you the best of luck! :D
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was good at the card game too XD I think that was one of the best side games 8D

"EACH WINNER WILL APPEAR ONE AT A TIME AND ONE PER DAY ON MARCH 7, 2014; MARCH 8, 2014; AND MARCH 9, 2014 IN HOME PAGE BILLBOARD TAKEOVERS" that's what it says :P
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Tataouin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck on your entry~ I'm really loving the button-up pants~ very elegant!! :D
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:Lovely work!:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:My pleasure!:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Wow, youīre in the contest, too? Cool! x3

I like a lot your design ^w^

... Mine is still in process, hahaha :_D Letīs pray to Etro, or Bhunivelze (havenīt played Lightning Returns yet, by the way), that Iīll be able to finish in time... xD
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck on yours :)
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thankies! ^w^ *hug*

Good luck to you, too!


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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awww xD

This made me feel better, haha, Iīm still with the damn drawing :_D I still have 7 hours and 5 minutes left, but I have to paint a cape, sword and shield, do the hair, the face, and... something more, for the background.

I donīt know if Iīll have enough time .__.

I hope Iīll be able to do it, but itīs 1:55 and Iīm already feeling tired and I donīt have coffee, ugh... Iīll try to last until I finish it, even if it takes me to see the rising sun, but... *sigh* If I didnīt have my exams, this could have been done before, agh... damn exams... >_>
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw you did it on time in the end :3 So, good luck again ^.^ with your exams too
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thankies! >.< *big hug*

Yeah, I could do it in time, haha x3 But the worst is that I couldnīt do either the shield or the sword or the cool background I planned, and the result wasnīt just as I expected =/ *sigh*

Iīm proud of my "baby", since itīs the first drawing I try to do with shadows, lights and all that more realistic (except from the hair and the skin and the skin borders, for various reasons, in the hair case, because I didnīt have a lot of time left and I donīt really have much idea of doing realistic hairs :_D In the skin and its black borders case, it was on purpose), but still I have a feeling that I could have done better if I hadnīt the exams xDU

But well, Iīll have time to "atone" myself the said errors to my dear Lightning when I do the birthday gift for a friend (a fanfiction Lightning x Snow with a drawing, and I hope this time will be way much better xD), haha.

By the way, the exams were good, thanks for wishing me luck! >w< I feel I could jump happily xD Iīve cleared them all, except from the oral exam of german, haha, but well, I was close to clear it too, if it wasnīt for the 0.5 point minus that made me not "win" that exam... xD

Now we just have to wait and see who the winners are xD
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) keep improving :thumbsup:
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah XD Thank you <3
I haven't played the game, but I wish to XD
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Iīm starving to play "Lightning Returns", but unfortunately (although Iīve had spoilers) I havenīt finished yet the 13-2 XD

I want to play it ASAP, but Iīm caught in some things, and the studies (and other games *cof cof* LoL *cof cof* Dawngate --> my two online vices now on weekends), and itīs so... ARGH Dx But well, I hope that I wonīt have to wait more to continue with it, haha xD

(And... Iīm still happy, since I didnīt see anyone doing a costume for Lightning with the theme I choose! Yay! :_D Itīs a miracle... XDD)
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have to play even the first XD haha'
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Oh xD In that case, youīll find it very cheap, haha ^^ Or well, at least, in Spain you can find it for 10 euros new, lol xD

I liked the story of FF13 and Iīm liking FF13-2 a lot, so if you need some information, whatever it is about the games, the background, etc, you can ask me, Iīm trying to learn a lot of it every time I can search and investigate :3 

May you have a nice time playing the trilogy when you start it x3 
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm..playing other games right now so I have to clear them first TvT The time for games is so little lately

Thanks :) I bet it is a great trilogy
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I know how you feel D: I have little space for offline games by now, and Iīm playing other games, too. Mostly online, since I have friends there, and because sometimes, it helps to quit some stress for me to play for a little while (for example in League of Legends or Dawngate).

Offline, now Iīm with Pokémon X (and Iīm loving it *-*), Kingdom Hearts remix and FF13-2, haha.

I think, in my opinion, that itīs a good trilogy, haha, the mythology is really good (you can check it the "fabula nova crystallis" mythology on YouTube, if the videos with subtitules arenīt out), and I think the story and the themes for the trilogy are good, as well as the characters x3

There are some bad points, of course, but letīs be realistic: no game is perfect, and all of them lack of something bigger or littler, for worse and for better xD But well, when I play, I donīt pay too much attention to the analistic part of me, and I just enjoy the story and all that x) 

The bad part comes when people in general ONLY see the bad points, and there are LOTS of FFXIII blind haters xD Iīm okay if someone doesnīt like FFXIII, I respect all kind of opinions because well, there are as many opinions as colours exist... but I respect them if they express having respect for the others, of course xD

Iīve either talked with people that blindly hates FFXIII, even without playing it EVER, Iīve had a friend that used to be a hater and now is a lover of the trilogy (yeah, what a lol xD), and Iīve talked too with respectable people and had debates with them about pros, cons of the trilogy, etc. There is a lot of variety with opinions and FFXIII, both good and bad, but I donīt let that bother me, as I said, I just enjoy and have a good time, thatīs what games are made for, donīt you think? x)

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starca Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, games are games XD If they help release stress and don't bore you much then they're doing their "job" lol. I also respect all kind of opinions. No one is the same after all.
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BlueBandanaJake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ah man! She looks so great in your style! :D
This came out awesome, good luck in the contest!
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;v; :hug:
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ShiaReynelda Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist
I haven't played much of the newer series so I don't really know much about Lightning but that's a cool outfit and an even cooler sword!
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've played until FFX too XD But she's a cool character (Lightning)
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ShiaReynelda Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Hehe I'll have to check her out then.
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starca Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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