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July 17, 2012
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Lightning's Sanctuary by andersoncathy Lightning's Sanctuary by andersoncathy
This was completely random, but I absolutely love it. The shadowing alone, took me almost a day (I have to add them in all by hand without a tablet) but I am very happy with the results. :phew:

Anyways, I'm using a trial for CS6, but don't know how I fell about it yet (I like CS5).

Description: Lightning could be found pondering in what seems to be a secret place. For her. Lightning's sanctuary.

:bulletblack: Lightning by CarbinT
:bulletblack: Wallpaper found on Wallbase ([link])
:bulletblack: Pose by me.
:bulletblack: Room/Window created by me (Photoshopped).
:bulletblack: All other effects created and added by me.

Original can be found here: [link]

Update: 7-18-2012
Had the reflection on the wrong side, now it's flipped so it looks more realistic.

Suggestions? Please leave a comment below, check out my other creations, add me to your deviant watch, and don't forget to :+fav:!

This photo was made with XNA Lara and Photoshop CS6.

Note: Download for full size! (This image is big enough to be used as a wallpaper.)

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GaianKnightAlpha Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Nothing like having more Light on Coruscant. Not bad at all. :)
andersoncathy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
Invisible-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dagga19 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Very well done, I love it!
andersoncathy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
FellitoRockero Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
It's sad to see how twisted the game's story has become. Lightning doesn't seem to get any peace at all. It's always nice to see these details on how everyone interpret her desires, or even do something random that looks better than the game. Sometimes despite one not wishing for something to end, it would've been better if Light and Serah just found each other and bring peace to their lives.

I wonder if there's more to the next game. I got hyped by the art, yet I'm worried about the suit choices Square-Enix made when showing the trailers. It making me think, it's bad (at least with clothing).

Anyway, I like how great this looks. It makes me think of how many places I could've visited in FF XIII (if they ever were available). -sigh- I really like this character; her game's a failure, but she's unique.
andersoncathy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I will always love Lightning's look in 13. Her outfit wasn't bad in FFXIII-2 but it took a little bit to get used to. And I don't know how I feel about her new outfits. I guess I will always prefer the old.

I thought 13 was a good game, but maybe that's because we are with Lightning the entire time. She's by far one of my favorite heroines, and that's why I love to just create images with her. I hope Square Enix gives her, and the rest of the FFXIII characters a good ending in the last Lightning game. If they don't, I will be deeply crushed. :(

But thank you so much, I'm glad you like the image. :hug:
LightningGalaxy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow.. the lighting is spectacular. Great work!
andersoncathy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! :meow:
MsDeadable Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing picture. Lightning is so wonderful here. Also I love the scene of the city. Very good combination.
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