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FFX: Lulu by Risachantag FFX: Lulu by Risachantag
Lulu from Final Fantasy X. I was practising portraits and I guess the FFX characters are pretty good to practise on ^^. I used Lulu's official art as a reference, but the pose is original. ^^; It might have worked out better if I'd had a reference picture of someone in that position to work from as well; I've never really been comfortable with realistic style drawing.

I'm not sure how long this took to draw; I spaced it out over three days. I still have a long way to go as portraits go, but this was definately good practise.

The writing in the background doesn't mean anything this time ^^; It's just decorative brushwork. The red stamp in the corner is my Japanese name stamp; it reads 'Ri' (as in "Risa"; there's also a symbol for "Li" I believe, but I ended up being called "Risa" by everyone, so it seemed more fitting as my Japanese name.)

Oh, and I know this style of drawing/painting is one of my weak areas so critisism and tips are very much appreciated.
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X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lulu will always be one of my favorite characters in gaming. You did a great job with her! ^^ She looks awesome.
Demyx-09 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I think this is very well done without having a pose reference. Lulu is the greatest :heart:
iMax28 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
absolutely gorgeous :D the only thing that i notice that needs a lil work is the necklace...the blue ish one. and possibly the red one. they look a little flat compared to everything else. Other than that the rest of it (facials, hair etc) is flawless and fantastic. The paint job is absolutely stunning :D
RyuAtaku Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
ncqelie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Cool! She wore less eyeshadow
FMALUVA06 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
wow that's really good!
NinjaSpoon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
nice pic :)
KIWI-Wuv-Gackt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
that is so gorgeous! :hug:
phoenixash007 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
The perspective and shading is so good! I love especially how you shaded her hair and lips :D
baka-tschann Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
it's great, but the necklace is not 3D at all..... perhabs because there is no shadow on her skin.... ^^" ~ bisous ~ ChaosKind-tschannn
madobe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
sorry but i think she looks alot like a man 0_o; but i like the style of it!
DarkRobinLady Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this really looks like her! and her expression! great! love the look of the drawing!:clap: and by the way! your gallery is great!
thenoesis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Oh my gah. That is so Lulu.

The wisdom, the stoicness.

Wow. Great!
leonhart-less Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
I think the pose turned out very well. The texture on the fur, in particular, is impressive. And the general light and shading effects really achieve that look of realism. Great job.
HopOnTheYacht Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
wow, that's really incredible, kudos!!
IvanMijatov Featured By Owner May 19, 2005  Professional Artist
n___n Beautifully captured close-up of Lulu. I love how you rendered her hair and hair prongs along w/ the face!
Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Lulu's my fav :D
AlkseeyaKC Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
ooooooo really good job on the angle! This is a kicken' picture of Lulu!!! =D =D
egpNoodlez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
If you say your painting skills are your weaker area of arts... O_o;;;
I don't think I can mix paints properly yet still :XD:
dark-dreams- Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004
i love this picture its so beautiful; also helps Lulu is my favourite character from that game; its my new favourite.
Cosmiccastaway Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
great composition! yay lulul! pretty!
d4rkAnimeNoz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004 so awesome O_O instant :+favlove: as im a huge lulu fangurl :w00t:
CHIBI-KAIBA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
Awesome, wow. I'm speechless. But, Lulu is the queen of goth, just had to get that out.
thefontbandit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This is phenomenal! The hair is great! Doing hair in any medium that isn't pencil (regular or colored) has always been really hard for me, so I definitely noticed that first. The shading and use of light (particularly on the skin) is beautiful as well. I like the pose and composition; it's a bit offbeat and different, but visually appealing. The only bit of criticism I might have is the shading on the bottom lip... somehow where it meets the non-lipsticked skin on the bottom looks not quite natural, but I don't know how. Other than that, the pic is absolutely perfection!
Evil-Ryoko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2004
THATS SO AWESOME! but i have a question. what kinda program did u use to do that? i have photoshop but i have no clue how ppl can do stuff like that! ITS SO COOL! it makes my head spin :nirvana:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Actually I use Photoshop too; although I hear it's a lot easier to do pictures like this one on Painter. I still have a long way to go too...
Kuko-chan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
very nice! Can't find anything wrong with it really. The shading is perfect!
redninja Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
umm.. so i hate you.
shonen-shonen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really good. her hair is great. if i had to complain, it would be the chin, but it's still better then any chin I ever drew so I really dont have room to talk.
SSJKirik Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
VERY GOOD! The colors, the detail, the FFxness! Great job!
F4I Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
djSeragaki Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
Beautiful! ^_^
Ferntree Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
wowwww :wow: Everything looks perfect. I can't find any constructive comments to give O_O; The pose is amazing and the colours look great. The brushwork in the background is very nice too. Blimey you do such amazing stuff.
rhugs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
this work is awesome. the colors are outstanding...
iony Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
This is really awesome to be using no direct reference!
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
very nice and dynamic! the contour lines are great and nice core shading. did you use some sort of referance or model for this?
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
oops, lol sorry, i didnt read the comment. orignal pose man good job!
ArtVandalay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
man thats awesome!
FoxLady2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
I love the detail. :fuzzydemon:
Jonjamo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
ah very good portrait, nice character choice as well, very cool, I really like the angle and the coloring as well, good work :XD:
Moonshadow01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Pwetty! Lulu kicks ass! XD
tots45 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Holy Crap this art puts my art to shame, infact all of your art puts my art to shame^^ GREAT job Risa, you shall be famous someday!!
Jumpei Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic Skills, this head position is truely hard to get correctly but you did it in style!!
AlwaysPuft11 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004


That's really great. I can't really find anything to critique without being a hippocrite... Nice work. ^_^
Fonzu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Lovely!! Whoo Final Fantasy from you, that's awesome ^_^

Auron! Draw Auron! =D That's be a major Fave. :thumbsup:
cashshoe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
great neck, the depth of shading with the skin is amazing
WielderOfTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Nicely depicted :D
gotentrunks4eva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
I really love it! I have no critisism...i cant draw realistic at all ^^; I love the tone on the skin, pose, and the shinyness on the hair! All very pretty ^__^
BloodRubiesNata Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
How smooth and clean! Beautiful and lovely... You really capture the humanaty in the character.
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