For the next round of #DissidiaAces
it's a Boss Fight! Balthier from Final Fantasy XII (my character in this tournament) is fighting ~Lcx78
's Squall (Final Fantasy VIII) when tournament Boss *f-wd
's Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII) intervenes. Balthier has no hope against these two master swordsmen - maybe they'll take each other out while he sneaks away?
I had a choice of Boss, but I had to choose Lightning - here wearing her FFXIII-2 armour. I also had a choice of settings for the fight, but since I was almost finished a play through of FFXII, I chose Sky Fortress Bahamut from that game. This is one of the earlier corridors (where if you stand still you are mobbed by enemies). Squall is dressed in his Dissidia outfit (including the odd looking sheepskin pouches? decorative hip features? whatever those things are?) and Balthier is wielding the Masamune - because that was his final weapon in my latest play through.
As always critique gratefully accepted, but I'm aware of its many faults, and I'm not sure I have the time or skill to fix all of them. I had to start painting without a decent concept because this was going to take me ages to finish (it did!) and it shows. I struggled to make everything work and look like a coherent picture. The background, for example, looked much too busy against the characters so I've toned it down with some drifting smoke.
Stock photos from the wonderful *SenshiStock
used for pose references and inspiration.
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