I've been a fan of The Legend of Zelda since I can remember.
Princess Zelda is one of my favorite characters of the saga and while playing Breath of the Wild, it was striking how she was struggling to find her power and holding the fort while waiting for Link. I wanted to depict that and surrounding her with the corruption that exists in the game felt suiting. The corruption's both SFX and VFX were amazing and oddly hypnotizing, which made me want to work that concept into the illustration as well.
It was amazing working on this piece and to finally pay an homage to such a fantastic IP!