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Lulu Final Fantasy X pen drawing by HoshisamaValmor Lulu Final Fantasy X pen drawing by HoshisamaValmor
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Unlike most of my drawings, that are artistically feed by negative emotions, this one was made on the absolutely opposite: I decided I had to make a nice gift to my mother, and Lulu, being one of the characters she has liked the most throughout the years, would be perfect. Also, it just had to be the biggest pen drawing challenge one can find, because of the insane amount of details, and I wanted to make it really big. So it felt perfect.

This was done in two separate sheets. At first, I only planned to do the upper part, imagining the whole body to be way too much for me. However, when I finished the first part, I was so happy with the result - and I'm speaking of my FMAB Homunculi drawing happiness - thanks to my mother's approaval, that I decided I just had to overcome myself and draw the belts too. As it was a separate sheet, I was more reasured I wouldn't ruin the work I had finished with Lulu's upper body. Which makes this the biggest drawing I've ever done. It's quite huge on size.


The whole point of this drawing was to surpass myself in pen drawing. I don't sketch anything with a pencil. If there's a mistake, it's irreversable. That's my point. You have to get it right. So the shading needs to be thought through, the most sensitive being the skin and the fur shading. You can see on the bottom of her dress a particular part I missed and that I over-blacked by mistake, as well as her flowered pattern on her waist, for example.

Obviously, this insane amount of details was insane to make at first and single attempt. I ruined the prespective of her corset and flower pattern, but I don't really mind. And damn those belts. Nomura is really an insane genius (just who adds so many microscopical details?). I ruined some of them, because everytime I thought I had all the belts, I would look more attentively only to find another widden belt bellow. It was challeging to say the least.

One of the parts I'm most happy about is the hair. I'm quite happy how I managed to make the light hit it. Another one I'm happy, as it was the biggest challenge together with the belts, was the fur: I had never drawn fur in my life, let alone with a pen. I would think two or three times before I added another layer of paint.


My mother liked it, and as such, it is already a win on that. With the immense amount of details and work it got me, I am as happy with this drawing as I was with my FMAB masterpiece from December 2010, and this is now my personal masterpiece.



Reference: My nearly 10-year old poster of [link]
Time taken: 1 month
Size: 21cmx59,4cm (two vertical A4 sheets together)
Materials: 1 regular BIC black ballpoint pen
Music list: Final Fantasy X OST, namely the nearly 15 versions of Hymn of the Fayth, Higher Than Hope by Nightwish


Final Fantasy X belongs to Square Soft / Square Enix
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:iconno-aengel:
No-Aengel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Amazing!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
thank you, and for the fav as well.
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:iconno-aengel:
No-Aengel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
You're welcome! ^-^
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Nilenna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
thank you kindly
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:iconnilenna:
Nilenna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
thank you
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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Kiriya Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing detail!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
thank you!
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I'm glad you like it
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TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! It makes me want to finish my Lulu drawing!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
thank you~ well I hope you finish it, Lulu is an awesome character to draw.
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Dverner Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond gorgeous....I am speechless by the true talent displayed in this!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
thank you so much for your kind words :blush:
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, well done! I really like the way you've drawn her hair, and admire the work on all those fiddly little details in her costume.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
thank you!! The hair was quite the challenge, so I'm glad you like it! All credit goes to Nomura Tetsuya for creating such a beautiful character in the first place with so many tiny and endless details in her costume, it's quite crazy. Thank you once again
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of amazing details in here :nod: I believe that it took that much time, and you can do amazing work with BIC pencils for sure :thumbsup:
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
thank you so much! this was truly a great accomplishment for me, and I personally believe that improving from what I improved here is kind of hard ^^;
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All my pleasure :wave:
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KagoSama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome dress!!!*g*
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
thank you!
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Gothvm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
EH-PIC detail! The belts on her dress are my favorite part...:worship:
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
thank you! :blush:
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Gothvm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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ayshafaseeh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The details on her dress are WOW O_O
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
they sure are :faint: and I did fail most of them.
Thank you for the comment!
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ayshafaseeh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problemo :)
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KGX347 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh....... *speechless* What should I say more?
First of all, I'm glad you draw it with nice feelings. I'm sure your Mother loves it^^ And I can't beliebe that you didn't use a pencil even once. Those all details, shading... It is amazing how sure your hands are. You're great, just... just great ;)
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
:hug: thank you!

It was nice to draw with a good feeling for a change. Yep, it was something I really wanted to try, using absolutely no pencil. It made me more attentive to try and get the proportions right, since there was no other way. thank you again!
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nackmu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you!
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minihina95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student
omg you are really telanted dear!!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you!!
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minihina95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student
welcome :hug:
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DeadsizedDoll Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fucking hell, this really is a masterpiece O.O!
beautiful drawing...defenitely your best :).
the attention to detail is astounding and, despite you picking out mistakes, i think it's practically flawless, especially considering you did this all in one go! a lot of people who do drawing like this do a pencil outline and go over it again and practise, but you just went for it and created this wonderful work. that's pure talent ;).
and what a cool idea for a present for your mother! glad to hear she liked it!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
:blush: :tighthug: thank you!
I doubt I'll ever be able to make another one-go drawing, it kind of is something that happens once in a lifetime ^^; but it was really good and it was the way I wanted it to be. I'm so happy that you like it.
Yes, my mother loved it. It was her that made me carry on when I lost inspiration once or twice
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DeadsizedDoll Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tis ok :)! :tighthug:
that's great you had the support of your mother throught the drawing :)!
aaw, you never know, it could happen again...maybe not soon, but who knows what could happen years in the future lol ;).
and it's cool to hear you're actually pleased with the way one of your drawings turned out, lol xD. you should be happy with your work more, it is rather fantastic :)
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Paulcellx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE ONE!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you!
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MsKudjo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never been a fan of FF but I can appreciate the grace and beauty of the lady and her dress. You put immense effort into this, bravo!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you very much for your comment!
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DoctorFantastic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Excellent work!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you!
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