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Lightning by taho Lightning by taho
My inspiration for Lightning's design was derived from nature. Her attire is simple, almost primal, with the exception of the ox horns and spiked gauntlet. Her aura is both feminine and deadly. I always considered myself a tough person and part of me superstitiously thinks it's due to me being born in the year of the Ox.

On the right she is ready for combat, her expression defines indifference. On the left, her eyes betray the same fierceness with a glimpse of her humanity. To me, no true battle exists without humanity. A monster blindly kills and conquers, but a human advances with purpose. That's how I envision Lightning, who seamlessly binds these traits in a package so deceivingly demure.

Illustrated with watercolor, images formatted in Photoshop.
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memope64 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohh and beautiful by the way ^^
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memope64 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why your entry is on the 1st page?....how u do that?
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Beautiful!
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taho Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks! I'm a big fan of your work!
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LadyAmbs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the style of this! :)
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AzylSagara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice good luck~!
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elisedesu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really like this format. And your watercolors are always sooooo beautiful ! 
Love it
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DaiSaka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Artist
This version of her looks really amazing. I love it well done! Clap 
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TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist
i like the format. good luck
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Nice !
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TayskiyOwl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
<3 watercolor
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great, even better colors and light!! 
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Smilealittlebrighter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!!~

I hope you win, you deserve to! Bunny Emoji-31 (See you later) [V2] 
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young920 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
cool and i love it
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FiendishBro Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Ms. T has boarded the lighting train!
CHOO CHOOO!
Looks good, Best of luck in the competition.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
The one on the right is really cool. I like the angle
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Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Way pretty!!
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very pretty, but I wish we could see more of her outfit.
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taho Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I noticed that in your entry you showed your entire outfit design, nice job.
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I'm not sure how well mine fits the theme, but yours works well as a banner, even if you can't see her lower half.
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taho Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've been reading a lot of the comments in the Contest article and it seems a lot of people share your concern. But after reading the contest guidelines I believe they've pretty much given artists free reign over their interpretation, so I wouldn't worry so much. :)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah. There's a lot of confusion with this one, but I think you're right. As long as the end result looks good I don't think it matters. :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely lovely
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Da-Vinch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
simply awesome and so well thought out. 
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nouroog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Taho, this is excellent, even for you.
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Artist
This is sweet!

Good Luck in the contest :)
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noshibeya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Cute!:la:
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