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ROUND 2: Jecht vs. Firion by blazing-eyes ROUND 2: Jecht vs. Firion by blazing-eyes
Jecht slammed his sword into the ground, cursing as it slipped through his hand, slicing it open. "Damn downpour." He growled, glancing up as the sky flashed with distant lightning. Seaspray only added to the torrential assault to his person, and he shook his head, droplets flying from his hair. "Don't think I can't see you up there, pretty boy." He called to the dark cliff face above him.

Another flash of llightning lit up his opponent's face, and Firion stared him down coolly. He remembered this boy, knew him from...somewhere. "Down a few weapons, kiddo?" He called with a smirk, pushing his soaking wet hair out of his face.

"I could say the same about you."

"Too wet, isn't it? Keeps slipping in my hand, bloody nuisance. Don't need it to fight you though, pretty-boy."

Firion's eyes narrowed, and with one gracful leap, he was on Jecht's level.

"Careful, kid. All that armour's gotta be heavy in this weather. You sure you don't wanna sit this one out?" Jecht taunted through his grin, and then, they leapt for one another, fists clenching, eyes wild.


THIS WAS SO FUN. I've never made my characters so involved in the background before, this challenge was a really good one. I chose the rainstorm, then added a little lightning for good measure. This is for round 2 of the second cycle of the art-fighting tournament over at :icondissidiaaces:, and I believe this is the first entry XD

I AM FAST LOL.

Actually, I had to finish fast, I'm on a course for all of November so it needed doing just in case I had no internet access or free time! I loved throwing water everywhere in this picture, and I wanted to play with the effects heavy rain might have on fighters - ie, Jecht being unable to wield his sword properly and Firion having to lighten his load before he fights because rain makes everything so heavy! ALSO. I wonder if using Thunder in heavy rain electrocutes you or your opponent? I wonder if Firion is about to find out...?

I probably have a lot more to say about this but as usual, it's all vanished out of my head. Hope to see some more contestants soon, the first round was soooo amazing, so many talented people!

Much love, guys. :heart:

****EDIT****

MY AWESOME OPPONENT'S AWESOME AMAZING ENTRY:
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LilacWoods Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing! I really love the background and you did a very excellent job on Jecht. Firion's face is a little weird though.
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NegaJecht Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Me and my bro have this fight on dissidia all the time
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Rose813 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
beautiful
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Chelseykate14 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyone else hearing Mortal Kombat music?

This is amazing. So dramatic, so epic.
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:iconsupremekingofawesome:
I don't know who is more badass in this picture: Jecht for going against the Weaponsmaster without a weapon, or Firion going against Jecht with only a knife.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love the dramatic background and Firion's mid-action pose, and your Jecht is gorgeous! The little scene description was fun, too :)
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:iconblazing-eyes:
blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thank you! I had a lot of fun painting it so it's nice to know people like it as much as I do! :)
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alexandrathunder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just passed this moment today:)
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Once again, amazing picture! :D

I'm not sure if you had saw this yet, but I was looking through the DDs and found this picture that reminds me so much of yours: [link]

PS: Who won this round, btw? Firion or Jecht? I thought Firion won because he got more weapons than Jecht, but Jecht's combo powers could drive off the passionate warrior without warning. Just curious...
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
THanks!

I hadn't seen that pic, but it's amazing!! I don't know who's won this round yet, it hasn't been through judging and I haven't seen my opponent's entry. But, being the biased little monkey I am, I love love love Jecht, and basically he can do absolutely no wrong as far as I'm concerned!! So...I'd have to say him, haha!
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)

I'm being biased too; I love Firion so much because he has a thing for roses, and weapons. :D
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is such a beautiful piece. I love the softness of the colors. Jecht so often screams 'hard lines!' in so many drawings. Well done!
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
THank you! I'm really pleased with how it came out, it's a bit of a style change for me so I'm glad you like it! :)
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KevinOLyatt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jecht wins. He's the best.

Tidus: But I beat him that one tim--
Jecht: SHUT YOUR SKINNY LITTLE TRAP, BOY; I'M STILL THE BEST!!
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Sorry Tidus, but you're a bit young for me, give me your old dad any day! ;)
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KevinOLyatt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; Haha okay?
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
XD
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KevinOLyatt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3
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Seraphim210 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:icondroolplz: -headdesks- LOL how the HELL did you do this SO fast?~ !!! LOL TT__TT You own~!!!! :love: :heart: THIS IS AMAZING.
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Thank you!
I just had a lazy Sunday all to myself, haha...I work horrible hours so you kinda learn to make the most of your free time XD
:heart:
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Seraphim210 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, lol. And ah, I see! It's nice to see that there are some people out there who actually use their time wisely! ....unlike me, major procrastinator right here! :love: -dies a bit- But yeah, it's way better to start early because quality > rushed.

Great job! :love: n_n
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Seraphim210 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The smile on Jecht's face is priceless! xD
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! :wow: All it's missing is a recorded Dissidia fighting scene between them! Lovely job! :D
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thank you! It's odd, I remember fighting against Jecht as Firion, and vice versa, so this pair were fun to paint :D
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I bet! And you're very welcome! :D
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SophieBrigitteXD Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love your rendition of the heavy rain, the atmosphere is great
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thank you! I had a llot of fun playing with the background :)
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That rain effect is amazing <3
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks :)
IT TOOK AGES :iconhurrghplz:
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fft I can imagine Xwx
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YoshiDaisyFriends Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
WOW! Amazing! I love it! :D
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you :)
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BiancaZ589 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great artwork! Wish you luck!
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you! :)
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BiancaZ589 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Anytime!=3
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callousvixen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY GOOOOOOOOOOSH. :iconimpressedplz:

I didn't know you were against =Vianiel! I dunno who to cheer on now!
You are both awesome! (Though, I haven't seen Ayu-nee's entry yet.) :XD:

The rain effect is wow! Just... Awesome...
And I love your story! :iconiloveitplz:

Goooood luuuuck! :iconikissitplz:
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Vianiel is amazing, I think I'm not long for this tournament! I'm glad you like it! :D
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callousvixen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't say thaaaat!

I bet the judges would have a very hard time deciding. :icongwahplz:
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RedKid11 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love how you're putting a narrative back-story here ( cuz i do that too, hahah ;D )
and this is really great and detailed- if i can advice one thing, it'd be to use the 'motion blur' effect on photoshop to rig it up even more :thumbsup: great job
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I would attempt to use motion-blur, but I use GIMP, not photoshop, and since I can't make head nor tail of GIMP's more technical effects and editing processes....everything I do is using the paintbrush tool XD
Thanks for the comment - and I love putting little stories with my art ;w;
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AmayaChanTheKitten Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Tis beautiful. :love:
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you! :)
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Vianiel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! XD
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thanks ;w;
I can't wait to see your entry, I loved your last one (I think I won't make it past this round, you're really good!!)
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Vianiel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks! And you're welcome C:

I'm the one who thinks I might not pass this round ^^; I can never pull off something like you did here, even with PS..
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Pikaripeaches Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
YOU'RE SO FREAKING FAST OAO;;;;
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Ahhh, only because I had to be ;w;
But I did have the luxury of a Sunday with nothing at all planned, so I just sat down and painted all day :)
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Pikaripeaches Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Ah, lucky for you ;w;
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks fantastic!
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blazing-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you! :D
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