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Beast Tamer by Exileden Beast Tamer by Exileden

My entry for LR: Final Fantasy XIII contest- representing my own customization of Claire Farron known as Lightning, as a... creature tamer! I can see this totally in the game as Ranger, where her "weapon" becomes unleashing her tamed monsters! I'd have sooo much of fun collecting fantastic critters from that game and using them in battles. Wouldn't you? These monsters are ape-like creatures existing from the LR: FF XIII game. 

Lightning's outfit I've based on modern fashion mixing with fantasy, by adding blaze, wild personality into it.

That tribal design on background is on the back of Lightning's jacket. 

The reason why I've joined on that contest is because of Tetsuya Nomura- an artist where I hold a special place in my heart. His art has *greatly* influenced me when I was a child and somewhat introduced me into creature and fantasy art. I've discovered his old artworks of FF human designs and creatures before I started my journey through exploring other artist's works and even Internet. I was 10 years old. Mostly, thanks to Nomura I've learned taking my first steps with creating creatures in traditional media- which today, is my successful passion. I was thrilled to hear that contest is probably the only chance to get original artwork directly from him which is my dream. More likely I will not win... but at least I've tried my best :)

Also this piece is a little tribute to him- both with human design and creature art. Thank you! :aww:

Aww, my back pain :shakefist:

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Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Ouch, that's some pretty wild creatures to be tamed! :o Great work!
Soraheat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work :) i love it

Soraheat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And, are you using pencil colourto make it?
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Very nice :)
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   General Artist
Wow, you definitely took advantage of the wired composition to show off your designs very clearly! Your creature designs definitely stand out, love the choice of colours and movement! I'm really impressed with how you can also manage to select colours digitally almost the same as you do in traditional; I'm having difficulty treating both mediums the same way XD Good luck for the contest! I'm getting nervous with so many good entries like this one coming out XD
Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
It was reeeeeeaaaaalllyyy pain in ass to figure out how to plan out artwork on weird banner style and you are about to present human's design. I'm not happy that most of my Lightning's design is cut off, but I guess that's contest is to have shown just part of design and... well I dunno! Thanks for your very kind comment ^^
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
I have no idea what you're supposed to show on that resolution, its that one part of the contest that just messes things up XD And you're welcome! :D
SolarLugia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! The creatures are fascinating and her pose is fantastic!
BaneEden Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Great job! :heart:
ArtLover25 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Very cool!
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