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, my back pain