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Heavy Metal Lightning by HeavyMetalHanzo Heavy Metal Lightning by HeavyMetalHanzo
Here's a closer look at my Lightning Returns contest entry. The banner size they requested kept me from showing the full size.
Anyways,hope you dig \m/

Lightning Returns -Heavy Metal by HeavyMetalHanzo

Lightning Returns:Final Fantasy XIII Square Enix

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:iconbullykiller113:
BUllyKiller113 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh... An Ax Shield?

(Another name for Guitar=Ax)
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:iconbellamy94:
bellamy94 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Should be DLC
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
if only
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:iconbellamy94:
bellamy94 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
True, series really needs help, hope Versus makes it. Then again, something new would be all the more better.
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:iconsagakarikikkaru:
Sagakarikikkaru Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lightning's costume in Kingdom Hearts 3 is set.
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
hah,would be cool.
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:iconinktrebuchet:
Inktrebuchet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional
very awesome!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconnhazul-anims:
Nhazul-Anims Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Badass design dude. I like what you did with the shield and the stance is sick. Good luck in the contest. Heavy Metal is win.\m/
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks dude!
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
just though about it, there's a suit in which Lightning would kick ass: Demona's from Gargoyles
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
That d be cool.
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:iconjustvrit:
justvrit Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your design!! She looks so cool, I am really wondering how she looks from the front though it would be great if you had show the cloth of the chest.... I love the pose and the shield is amazing!! Good luck with the contest!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
It almost literally was a last minute thing,so i had to improvise the whole thing from scratch.I m guessing she s wearing something leather ; P
Anyways,not expecting to win anything but thanks anyways!
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:iconjustvrit:
justvrit Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha but you manage to create a great concept anyway!
And no prob :)
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:iconbrosa:
Brosa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
time for more detailed comments;

Things I really like in this character; I'm not sure about it, but I see an evolution of style. Flat shadows lets space for non so flat shadows. The cell shading is more soft, and I think is something that lets the eye relax and flow by the hole character. I see there is not a strong contrast between light and shadow in each part of the character (skin, hair, clothing) while the greys value study is perfect. Each part have the tone that must have. I also love the shadowing in some parts of the drawing like the backside of the jacket and the heels.

I love the design. Clothes I won't ever wear, but very close to what they do in final fantasy. Not so fantasy, more rock, more urban, I like it. The pose is super dinamic, I love it.

Things I don't like; That you are so good and I hate you couse of that.

Wish you good luck with the contest
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I did use a lot of soft shadows here,correct.
Thanks a lot ,bro!(Although you're clearly still the master!)
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Sweeeet Meow :3 
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
cheers :beer:
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:icondenzelajackson:
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
This is such a damn cool design! A rockstar Lightning is such an incredible idea, good work my man =)
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks dude
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:icondenzelajackson:
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
You're welcome. =)
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:iconrytram:
Rytram Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS WONDERFUL!!! Not only is the drawing immaculate, but there is an abundance of checkers, which happens to be my favorite color!
You sir, are wonderful at what you do! Don't stop, please!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I appreciate it!
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:iconoushifighter:
OushiFighter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
This look so sick I love the design of the shield and cloth design
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:icones-dinah:
ES-Dinah Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hella boss! I dig it so much!!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconprimmly:
Primmly Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass. This has to be one of the coolest Lightning's I've seen so far >u<
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks : )
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:iconscorpion-quest98:
Scorpion-Quest98 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
cheers
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:iconscorpion-quest98:
Scorpion-Quest98 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hip hip hooray for lighting :)
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:iconstevemillersart:
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:iconstevemillersart:
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Clapplz 
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:iconflavioluccisano:
flavioluccisano Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!

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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconcrynnemo:
CrynNemo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Awesome! 10/10 would buy, 'nuff said.
Well, actually, you could say a lot more about it, but it would take to fucking long to point everything out that's outstanding about this, so I stick with what I worte before.
(Especially love the glasses, though. They fit so amazingly well.)
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

The aviator glasses are actually already in the game,they do work with this outfit too,yeah.
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:iconcrynnemo:
CrynNemo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Really? That's awesome. I didn't have that much time to play it, so I'm still at the first level :< Looking foreward to obtaining this gear <3
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
see, THIS should have been her original design.
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks,that'd be cool: )
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:iconfiendishbro:
FiendishBro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
could of sworn I fav'd this.
GL in da tourney bro, WOOOOOOO!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks man!
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I could almost hear "Cause Disarray" by Galneryus playing in the background!
great job!
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great track,great band.
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
totally agree!
I like Alsatia a bit more, tho
and their cover of Stratovarius' Black Diamond is just gold! (bad pun, I know)
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:iconheavymetalhanzo:
HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Their version of Black Diamond is pretty epic.
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:iconezjedi:
EzJedi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love the little details on her jacket, they're a lot easier to distinguish on this version. Great design man ;)
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