In case you've forgotten since the sketch, Nova is the 'powered-up' appearance of one of my characters-in-the-making, Myst. Myst is only able to cast spells (besides the one that turns her into Nova) while she is in her Nova form. However, as mentioned before, she is not able to fully control this form, and it's prone to, as Nikki likes to say, rampancy in some extreme cases. Nova has its own differing personality from Myst, but can be somewhat influenced by Myst's own underlying mind.
Because of all the risks to be had in "going Nova," Myst uses it only as an last resort or necessity. She aspires to being able to control her form flawlessly--which is achievable, but far from easy.
But apparently someone on the other forum I post my art on wasn't satisfied with that one (the "Nova" drawing above this post) seeing as I only colored something I drew in just black and white before (Like I've been doing for like, this whole year >.> ) So, I drew another picture today so he'd shut up. >.>
I think that even I can just see my characters a bit better when they're in color o.O The shading isn't as nice as I'd like it, but apparently GIMP can't smudge some of the colors together, so I just did the best I could.
I think I'm getting a bit better with the tablet. I still can't seem to draw full-body stuff too well, but things just like this come along pretty smoothly. No eraser/drawing-hand smudges = FT FREAKIN' W