This was made all the way back in November of 2014, but the rendering here is top notch for it's time. This was back when I primarily did basic cell shading and I went from 10 PM til 6 AM the next day (I usually pull all-nighters when I have no work the next day lol) It originally started as a traditional doodle in my sketchbook, and I wanted to practice abs. However, after showing it to several people, THEY DEMANDED IT TO BE DIGITALIZED.
I spent all that time pushing my skills past their limits, doing new things like multiple light sources, fire and well...careful shading in general and this was the result.
Kotaru Koori belongs to yours truly :D