My jaw actually dropped when I read about this contest because no artist has influenced my style more than Tetsuya Nomura. This design is inspired by Ifrit and Shiva - constants in the Final Fantasy universe, and always an aspect I'm excited to see reimagined. Lightning's wings are made of shards of stained glass, pieces hovering and flexing as she moves, not attached to any frame. Her necklace works as a small reprise of the wing concept.
*Penciled and inked, then colored digitally.