There was no way I wasn't going to participate in this! The moment I read Nomura Tetsuya was judging, I couldn't resist. He's been an idol of mine, an artist I look up to since I was little, so just thinking of the possibility of him looking at my artwork is like a dream! * ^ *
My main inspiration was Lightning's growth and development throughout the story. I added details that reflect her past as a sergeant, as well as ones that reflect what she has become, first the Goddess' champion and now the saviour. I tried to balance her traits as a fierce and strong woman but also never forgetting the latter, wanting to keep a feminine and delicate touch here and there!
Hope you enjoy it! Thank you! <3