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Violet Grimoire by Pechan Violet Grimoire by Pechan
My entry for the FF13 contest held on DA!

Was hard trying to make an armor for Lightning, all the ideas I had already seemed to be used up. So I tried to go for a more 'cloth' kind of garb, and went into a magical looking one instead of physical. I went for a book as a shield, and a large black rose 'pen' as the melee weapon. Making a horizontal composition that would look pleasing to the eye while showing my whole concept was tricky too. 

Honestly there are so many incredible entries I can only hope that my entry makes the final cut, so that even if I don't win it would still be viewed by Tetsuya Nomura. So for like a second he would know that I exist as an artist, hahaha!! That thought really motivated me to participate and finish. =D

Hope everyone likes!

Lightning Square Enix


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Ouca Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a fantastic design~ I love the composition in this!

Would you mind if I ever turned this into a cosplay in the future? I love all the wonderful details in this, but it does not looks cluttered at all.
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Pechan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh woah that'd be amazing if you did, I'd be honored haha! :omg: I'm happy to hear you enjoy the design that much, thank you! =)
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YumeNoAnima Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design style reminds me of the Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh! :D
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RamenRobot Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Jesus i think this should of won.. The idea is awesome.
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RealLeeroy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
so much like :D
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chromakusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist


Her face on the far left is so adorable haha.
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Allnamesinuse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
This rose is amazing ;) (Wink) 
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Plopinou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Magnificent! And it actually looks way truer to Lightning than most contest entries I have seen pop up on DA lately!
The design of the dress is absolutely stunning, blending well together the fine design you would expect of such a dress with those details that remind us that Lightning is supposed to be a total badass! (those zippers <3, the chained grimoire!)
The design of the rod is pretty cool too~
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! Truth be told I went through a couple designs before settling on this one. My previous ones felt too FFX-2 like those Black Mage dress spheres, so this was definitely a fun challenge to try to create something uniquely fitting to Lightning. =) 
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Plopinou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
A challenge and a success, I would argue!
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artofJEPROX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Instant WIN for sure! :D
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks, here's hoping! =D 
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TollersTree Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is an incredible design! I love your artistic style, colors and all! It also reminds me of the mages from Atlus's Dragon's Crown and Nexon's Dragon Nest.
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Now that IS an honor to hear, thank you so much! ToT
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Jakuu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Ohhh, nice.
I've been secretly waiting for someone to show up with a more traditional witch/mage concept =D
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gah, thank you! >< Your entry came out way awesome, too! =) 
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l2akuen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kind of sure you'll win :)
Very great, if i have to buy it in Lightning Returns, i would to buy it twice !
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omg Thank you so much!! >< I'm happy to have your support! =D
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PandaLovesAll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Interesting idea with the book and melee weapon. 
I do like her outfit, too. It's really different! 
Good luck!!! :happybounce: 
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Was tough trying to do an outfit that would stand out a little better thematically. ><
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CartoonWatch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
how did you make this?
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ryuunohime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this concept! I think you did a great job. Good luck! :heart:
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Zimika Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a fantastic job. I absolutely love the giant pen and the shield. 
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I might add some more light to the pen to make it stand out clearer, but I'm really glad you like! =)
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SchokoSora Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
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Ac1drain Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Really nice! this one is my favorite! :)
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:iconpechan:
Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gah that means so much, thank you! T-T
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47ness Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't follow Final Fantasy anymore BUT HOLY CRAP NICE. :D :D Feels on the level of contemporary Square in design. :)
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha the contemporary designs are so packed with little details, was definitely a challenge to keep trying to adding little something without making useless accessories. >< Thanks!
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47ness Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think, if DLC is so important these days, then gamers should get the choice to go more complex and/or simpler. :)
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frokamen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
looks badass
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collegeman91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
so awesome, check out mines
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sakuyasworld Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So awesome!!! I really like the concept, and how everything is asymmetrical and the used of is zipper is really cleaver! :D
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried giving the outfit a zipper for a more modern touch! =)
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dinmoney Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great pechan!!! love the composition
goodluck with the contest, you just might win it hahahahha XD
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Pechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can only hope, haha! Thanks! =D 
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