FFXIV Miqo’te Armour practise
With shield glow

With shield glow

Without shield glow

Without shield glow

Process

Process

Helmet

Helmet

Shield

Shield

FFXIV Miqo’te Armour practise

This image started out as a gift for someone who had helped me greatly in FFXIV. I also had personal projects where I needed to practise armour details, and after I saw what their character was wearing, I just had to ask if I could draw it.

I had no real goal in mind for this piece, other than working on texture and details of the armour. This was practised from a screenshot after all, bar a few differences like height of the shield, battle damage, etc.

I feel that maybe my metal effect is still not sufficient and it became obvious to those who saw this as I was progressing it that after the greyscale was done, I had no set path in mind.

I then began messing with various colours, brushes and motion blur filters and suddenly the background started to appeal to me.
I added arrows flying past, and one impacting, for additional effect. Then finished off with two versions - one with a blue spell effect on the shield and one without.

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