Wow, where to begin with this one? It's Lightning in a dress! OH NOES.
I was inspired by Snow and Serah's engagement to draw Lightning in a dress. I thought she would look pretty in one. C:
I had a lot of fun painting this. It really taught me a lot about digital painting. But goodness, it took forever. I would put the time it took to paint this in the ballpark of 50 hours. Probably more. Good thing I like art.
Painted by hand from scratch in Photoshop Elements 5.0, used Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet. References used for the sword, hair, necklace, and face.
For those of you that asked, yes, that is a tattoo on Lightning's foot. I figured that since she has a pierced navel, she's bound to have a tattoo somewhere also.
Here's a close-up of just the face: [link]