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Ring of the Lucii

Inktober 2019: Day 1 "Ring"

I thoroughly enjoyed playing Final Fantasy XV (aka road trip simulator, but I'm certainly not complaining). I loved getting to know the characters and just exploring the massive world. The fighting felt fun and quick, and each Royal Arms had its own feel. One of my favorite weapons to see on screen was the ring Noctis receives toward the end of the story. The animations for each spell were just so sick to watch. I wanted to capture what I loved about the strongest one in particular - you create essentially a black hole that sucks up everything around you.
I started out by rendering out the hand and creating a lens flare to get the orb shape I wanted. From there I built up layers of the magic happening inside the orb until I felt it captured the essence of a blackhole effect.