Here's my entry for the LRFFXIII contest! When I found out it was Mr. Nomura who's going to be one of the judges, I was so happy because he's made and designed for so many games I love and is one of my art inspirations since I was in the 4th grade.
I designed Lightning's outfit to be mythology-inspired (mostly Greek) because I always thought of her as a "goddess" kind of character. Also, I thought of using lighter colors since there are a lot of her outfits which are already dark-colored. Her dress is actually a gradient color from the bottom going up dusk > blue > yellow, but I had to crop it out because of size constraints. Her in-hair game is straight and a bit curled at the ends, but since I went for a goddess kind of look, I thought that Lightning's hair would look nice if it were shorter and curled (or done in an updo!). It might not seem very noticeable, but I added two studs (not piercings) below her left eye.
The pattern brushes in the background are of my own. ^^ For the rest of the materials, I just used a pencil and
I had such a problem with the background because my original dimensions were much different, and so I had to improvise. orz
Please do tell me what you think of my entry! Thank you very much, and good luck to all who entered m(- -)m