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Warrior by Anathiell Warrior by Anathiell
High on the night bridge,
a cold city below,
she kneels on the narrow span,
obedient to the fire at her centre.
She bows her head, summons stars to her eyes;
while they burn there she knows she can touch the darkness.

Her hand stretches down, defying fear;
she will turn the edge of her blade to death,
take life into her body. She is ready for the leap.

Moonlight sweeps her hair from her shoulders.
The young warrior’s fingers spread like a flower,
brushing the future.

by Martin Liddament

Photo and editing: Martin Liddament
Official webpage: [link]

FINAL FANTASY XIII PROJECT
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Vanille: :iconrayi-kun:
Fang: :iconorochimarisu:
Lightning: :iconanathiell:
Serah: :iconpriestess-shizuka:
Snow: Ascott [link]
Hope: RelentlessKay [link]
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TanzieB Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Spot on pose and background! Loved it! x
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Anathiell Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you vey much ^_^
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TanzieB Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :D
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wynn-aura Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
just perfect ♥
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AnimusDiscidium Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing! It looks like an image from the game! really love it!
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RevoltePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
This picture is good and looks very interesting on the first view. Also the idea is fascinating =D and remains me of the Anime Appleseed because of the night vision shine. Your pose is really cool =D.
But as ~Koneco-chan already mentioned the editing of the image seems not really finished. So the colour of Lightning looks too bright for the dark background. If it would follow the background she should be green. Further, Lightning is not well integrated in the background which can be seen especially in her upper part or her leg (Small detail: Lightning’s shadow is missing). Both leads to the sad result that on the second view Lightning and the background not match together well. This really reduces the magic of the moment and the atmosphere. :sniff:
Conclusion: Really cool pose and idea but the editing could be better.
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Anathiell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The initial idea was to have Lightning in a bright moonlight and everything below the platform she stands on was suppoused to be out of reach for that kind of light. That is why she is not green-ish.

After looking closer at the photo I totally agree with the missing shadow, though it's not missing it was just applied on the wrong side :P

Anyways, I appreciate your comment, it prooves that not everytime you will get 100% and that things that for one person seem to be spotless still might have some slight mistakes there. But "learning by doing". We are not giving up and will surely try to improve!
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RikkuFang Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Awesome pic!
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BluePandaCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
:) another epic pic :)
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LadyxZero Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's amazing - like the city is underwater, and the spotlight is on You!<3
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Lycorisa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D amaziing~!!!! I love everything about this photo!!
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RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I love how the background looks like its got water droplets ...or as if it was a big river with the towers under the water :) and as always you look great Ana ^__^
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Obsidian-Fracture Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
AWESOME background to an AWESOME cosplay, your focus and pose are spot on! *excuse the pun on Focus* haha XD
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Q-Holger Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I really love that picture! Your pose is awesome like allways! Like you are stalking an enemy far below.
And the scene reminds me a bit of the city in the training Ark from Pulse ... or Eden City during the fighting ... or the beginning of the game ...wah! ;)

And the little text by Martin is really good to read!
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Koneco-chan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your pose, but I think the lighting is off a bit
Should be a bit more greenish or a bit darker...
With this very white light it kinda ruins the feeling

Could also only be my twisted view on things :shrug:
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