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LRC: Eventide Waltz by kishi-san LRC: Eventide Waltz by kishi-san
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII CONTEST
"EVENTIDE WALTZ"
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This was a complete monster amg I felt super ambitious when I started out with it--

I actually haven't dabbled much in any FF/Square Enix (aside from KH1 and following my friend as she played Crisis Core and watching Advent Children) but I absolutely love Tetsuya Nomura's stuff. My clothing design preferences come from a range of influences, but most of them share some commonalities with the essence of Nomura's work.
I am pretty sure I won't win anything, but if it's a chance for him to see any of my work, it was motivation enough. Also churning out more art everyone can enjoy is always a bonus!

I wanted to do something intricately patterned so for some reason I turned to the lacy designs of Rune Factory for inspiration. Ended up with a tattered flower look, but it didn't work entirely... I made another version and eventually the final design was a hybrid of the two. I removed all the belts and decided to turn it into one of those ballgown type garbs instead of a battle dress.

The colouring took on a sunset colour scheme, with a starry circlet and bangle. I was pretty happy with the dress pattern and totally abused the skirt shape here as you can see-- (absolutely hate the banner format though, I'll post the full image as I drew it sometime soon)
Hence the name of this garb is Eventide Waltz. I really liked Eventide as an unusual synonym for sunset/dusk.

Opted out of doing a weapon, since I think that wasn't compulsory? I just wanted to do a really nice dress.

I'm really proud of how this turned out. It was worth all the hours ;u; Hope you enjoy it too and good luck to all the participants!

OH AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME BY THE STREAM!!!


Time taken: 15h+ (?)
Lightning is (C) by Square Enix
Dress design is (C) by me
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ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
okies idk if it was a stylistic choice but the skirt is like, really way too flat for something that's meant to be soft and clingy fabric (aka it should be more butt and leg shaped) and her hand on the skirt doesn't match either because i dont think it extends long enough for her hip?? That pose; she'd have to lean back a little if her hand is to reach the ground if she's kneeling (if she isn't then her legs need a bit more extra) love the patterning and detail but the overall colour scheme kinda clashes a bit (there's purple on the person but no purple elsewhere, essentially the colour looks like the person and the background are totally seperate pictures) and foreground, middle ground and background are really not obvious so yeah could try for that, and now i've written so much but it's still a lovely drawing if a very ambitious one, but remember our basic colour theory, anatomy and composition unless the brief calls for something else (like they wanted a banner with that much negative space or something) :D
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
ahhh notes taken! not sure why i picked this pose ahah
and now that you mention it, amg yeah why didnt i mix up the hues with the bg //knocks head
and thanks :D
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ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Looool it's ok you know all these things for next time now :D
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Lyskette Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow wow wow kishi this so amazing!! the perspective! the details on the dress!! darn right you should be super proud of this ;;
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
uwahhh thank you Lys!!! ;;u;;
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Pellentz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job ! Great details, I love it !
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
thank you!
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XxCatsPawxX Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student
Wow kishi this is amazing! The details on her dress are out of this world! The BG is great too and it really makes her stand out. Awesome work! :heart:
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
thanks Shina!
i got quite worried about the bg when i was done with the initial image, since i wasn't sure if there was anything appropriate and bland enough that still was interesting to put her against XD
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nathanroe880 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Oooh, this is beautiful. :)Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love 
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