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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.
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! =)
YumeNoAnima Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design style reminds me of the Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh! :D
D1screpancy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Jesus i think this should of won.. The idea is awesome.
RealLeeroy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
so much like :D
chromakusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Her face on the far left is so adorable haha.
Allnamesinuse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
This rose is amazing ;) (Wink) 
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~
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. =) 
Plopinou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
A challenge and a success, I would argue!
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