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Tifa Lockhart II by Overweight-Cat Tifa Lockhart II by Overweight-Cat
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4 hours total painting for another tifa lockhart
was a bit a challenge to draw her hands in this kind of pose

wallpaper sized 1280 x 800 pixels

Adobe Photoshop CS 5.0


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*edit the main file : uploading the wrong file (un watermarked) + lighting fixed
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Well, firstly the drawing is amazing. I'm pretty sure you are already aware of your talent, so you probably want to know how well you captured Tifa herself.

You captured has muscles perfectly, imo. You didn't give her skinny arms, as she was a martial artist that clearly had plenty of strength, but at the same time you didn't go overboard and take the sexiness away from her.

Her chest seems to be more round. I remember it being very Triangular in the game. :P Though, it's probably good you didn't draw triangle tits.

The gear seems to be spot on of what I remember. The shading and colors are very great and detailed. I also love the way her hair covers one eye, but her uncovered eye expresses enough emotion for them both. The reason we all love Tifa, she is extremely sexy but you can see the toughness in her eyes.

I would like to see you draw one of Tifa mid-swing at an enemy. You might occasionally catch art this good in a portrait but rarely in an action shot.
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first off, great work on the color scheme, really like the colors and shading and highlights of the picture
but a few things were bugging me, this is all assuming you want a critique on having an anatomically correct figure

the first is how the arm is positioned, the arm on the left seems to be straight and the other is bent, i tried doing this, and it is a very uncomfortable position to have your arms in no matter what angle, so either the arm on the right has to be straightened out more, or the arm on the left needs to be bent a bit

the shoulder on the left seems to be a bit too... pointy, needs to be a bit more round because thats where the deltoid muscle is, and unless you're lifting your arms up from the side, it wouldnt crease like that

the jaw line is a bit lopsided cuz from drawing a straight line from eye to eye and bringing that down the face, you can see that the position of the jaw is not the same on both sides

the last two is a bit nitpicky but the reflection in the eyes is off cuz the light source is coming from the right side, and so the glare on the eye should also be on the right or at least the biggest glare, there can be the smaller reflected glare on the other side as well and the edge of the mouth is bugging me @.@ it feels like her lip curls up at the edges, i think you were trying to go for the crease when its against the cheek, but the shadows feel too strong there
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GoliathDoesFlash66 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, GAWD!!

That's BeauTIFul!(Get that pun?)

I fell in love with her when I saw her in FF VII!

Jony93 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
buenisimo xD
THVideoGamersHD Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Altair-Ezio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Wonderful !!!
Sanosake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Great version of Tifa.  Beautiful eyes.
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
She looks so sexy!
Nickblaster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
i'm pretty sure i dont have to say it ....but it's just amazing :D
bishoujosavior Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way you draw Tifa.
Nall608 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Sexy and wonderful artwork. I love the colors you used and the way you have drawn it is picture perfect in my view. I give it five stars.
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!
ARBAX Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
love tifa
The357 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
1280 x 800 is not a wallpaper size! 2560 x 1440... =D Very nice job though!
NePtOoNZ Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Very cool!
nightassailantz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Nicely done! A Tifa picture that looks amazing with out her making her look like a complete bimbo. Love the style too
wuwufurubakp2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Tifa looks so kick-ass in this! Gotta love that determined look, too
MisterOppai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice! You capture both her strength and beauty!
SwanofWar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Really like the pose and arrangement of her hair, very nice :D
Aboode1991 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
wow this is really aosome i really like this
xXcristalcatXx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
should I be worried that this looks almost exactly like one of my friends in real life? o.o
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
this completly rocks.
love-peace-magic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Photographer
very awesome
JordyLuck Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Mitis-Novitas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   General Artist
This is how Tifa should look like.:)
Lee6th Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
like kim kardashian?
Mitis-Novitas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   General Artist
I was thinking less slutified but if that's how you want to see it.:iconshrugplz:
T3NR0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Very impressive work! Who could Tifa after that? =)
MrGraysonCE Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's great! Nice work ^ _ ^
Colourmesix Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you allow your work to be used in personal signatures to use on forums and the likes? :D
Kertineh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
That's great!! I love it :)
wacko27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome ^^ love it
Rimma911 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!!
mattiuw Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great portrait!!!
DanielM320 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just stunningly brilliant!
Great in every way, good job on the fine details and color on her skin.
FreddieDA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I never understood how Tifa could fight with a mini-skirt XD
New-world-Sap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Pretty awesome !!!
Whiteops12 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ZellKirby Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
She looks really awesome, what else can I say?
Bell-amy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Damn this is cool!! coloured and designed to absolute perfection my friend XD
crazed-monkey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Love it! Tifa was one of the only things I really liked about FF7.
Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. I think the hand pose/flex really makes it, as does her expression. Nice!
GtrPlaya82 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! And I just liked your page on FB! If you don't mind, I'd appreciate if you liked my art page as well! [link]
visual-aggression Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ThePatientJedi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. This looks amazing. The arms look a little...I don't know. Like they are in a position that is difficult to do. But, I must admit, I don't really care about the arms at all when the whole piece looks this nice! I am always astounded by Tifa Lockhart: kicking ass with a fine ass.

Good job!
Kurotamashi13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Incredible.... As a fan of FF, you did very well.
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Can someone explain to me why this woman is so bloody popular? Maybe it's because I've never been one for FF (I've always preferred a persona), but every time I see her she just seems to be another anime girl who looks twelve but has mature decades faster with certain body parts.

To be clear -- the actual image is spectacularly done but I just... seriously, what is it? Is it just the breasts? Is it something else? I'm genuinely unclear on the matter.
Toupaz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I thought she was cool because she's nice, nurturing, and quiet. She almost seems shy sometimes. But even though she has those feminine traits shes not girly or bubbly (which is great), or annoying and brash like other video game girls. Every time I play a game or read a book the female characters or protagonists are obnoxious and loud and stupid, because if they were calm or low key in any way, that would be an insult to feminism.

And even though Tifa is kind of low key, she's very strong, physically and emotionally, and a great fighter. So all around, she just has a really likeable, down-to-earth personality. You don't see this kind of character very often. Sora in digimon is a bit like this (a nurturing tomboy) and I always liked her a lot too. Anyways, I'm a girl, and maybe with guys it's just the appearance they're into, I don't know.
Toshi5 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Alright, I'm good at critiquing art. But I will say this

MOTHER OF GOD That rocks.

If only I knew how to post those little pics in the comments I would :(
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