I would have just called her “Nike” but after the shoe company
everyone forgets that it's actually the name of a Greek
mythological being (that's why they named their company that
But as a small history lesson the Nike was a winged female being
that was associated with victory in wars (which is why you see
the circular temple behind her and the armor). I chose to remove
the idea of the chariot for instead a bit of magic to give it a
bit of interest (plus bikini).
She started off as just a simple drawing... in fact the drawing
was just her originally. The rest was added in later in
photoshop using a variety of tricks to try to make my style seem
a bit more cell shaded.
I also took a lot of liberties with the temple in the
background, so it isn't true to any sort of ancient