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February 17
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Knight of the Red Rose by dagga19 Knight of the Red Rose by dagga19
Well, since a lot of people suggested me to enter the Lightning Returns contest, I couldn't refuse^^ (especially when it come to one of my favourite characters ever!)

So here is the outfit I created for my beautiful Lightning^^ I hope you will like it^^ I kept some of her original outfits features^^ But there is one big issue: the dimensions required are very very small, so I had to reduce the size of my drawing, and it kinda ruins the quality -_-
You can see the real size version here:…

I hope you can tell that it's a shield next to the sword :p
Among the submissions, only 50 entries will be selected and sent to Nomura-san; I really hope I'll be one of them, it would be such an honor ;)

EDIT: I have added a zoomed-in version so that you can see properly Lightning's face ;)

EDIT2: Unfortunately, it seems like among the submissions, not a single traditional work made it to the semi-finals -_- Guess it's hard to compete with digital art....
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ZephyrLightningheart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
O_O This is an awesome design! 
*reads below* Veatrix!! XD *dang typos* She is one my fave charas in ff9. 

Still this would've been so cool to dress as.
Quinn747 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
the coat reminds me of Beatrix.

I would like to see this.
dagga19 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Yeah, I did take some inspiration from Beatrix's outfit, cause I love her^^
Kataanglove986 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
That seems interesting
Akatsuki-no-Aiko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Je trouve ces vêtements superbes! J'aime beaucoup ce style! Pour moi (et c'est totalement positif) c'est un mélange entre du Sakura (card captor) et du Kingdom Hearts! <3 Bonne chance!!!
Et ces couleurs sont un trèèèèès bon choix pour moi... du rouge et du doré, c'est le "must"! ^^ J'aime aussi beaucoup ses bottes et ses gants...C'est du plus bel effet. :love:
dagga19 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Merciii, ah toi aussi tu as pensé à Card Captor? quand j'ai fini le dessin, j'ai moi aussi trouvé que ça avait des airs de CC, et pourtant je ne m'en suis pas du tout inspirée^^ ravie que les couleurs te plaisent, j'ai repris les couleurs qui allaient le mieux à Light par rapport à sa tenue de FF13 et de LR^^
Akatsuki-no-Aiko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Oui, j'ai pensé dès que j'ai vu en petit en fait... Mais j'ai aussi pensé au dessin de Lightning en Lady Oscar... ^^'" Ca fait penser aussi, hein, je profite pour commenter ici car j'ai du le zapper.. :s Et je trouve que comme tu dis vu que les roses et Lightnin ca va avec alors ca doit très bien aller pour Lady Oscar aussi! Donc JOLIE IDEE!!!
Le rouge et le doré sont mes couleurs préférées... alors ça me touche encore plus! ;]
MANGA-ra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Mademoiselle Dagga19, let me tell you that before reading the description I thought this was a fanart of one of the outfits Lightning wears during the game. It really looks Final Fantasy-like and whats more it looks like something Lightning would wear;). The sword is really cool.
OMG!!! I read about the contest and now I'm nervous. I totally understand how you feel, knowing that there is a chance that Nomura-sensei will take a look at one of your drawings >w< I'd give anything to win that contest but I suppose since we're talking about FF here there will be LOOOooootS!!! of people submitting their entries *sniff*. I want to give it a try anyway, that is, if I manage to draw something decent between what's left of today and tomorrow.
Sorry Dagga, excuse me for getting carried away with my excitementX )
Anyway, I wish you the best of luck. We all know you're a great fan of the series and all your drawings are made with great love.
Nobody can deny it'll be a hard battle but Hope is the last thing to lose, right Lighting?:)
P.S: is it me or you made her extra busty on purpose?
dagga19 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Whoa, I'm really honored that you actually thought it was a real outfit!!:happybounce: :happybounce: Yes, there are indeed lots and lots of great contributions, that's almost depressing lol! But I prefer it this way, it show how popular Lightning is!

Thank you so mh for your kind encouragements! And you're absolutely right, we can't lose Hope :)

Ow, for the bust, I didn't do it on purpose, it was the first time I had to draw an full body on a 21x29,7cm sheet, so I had some difficulties evaluating the size of some parts like the bust :p
MANGA-ra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome:)
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