Original art by Kiyotaka Haimura
from the final Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel
.I do not claim this artwork as my own.Lore:
Illustration is taken from the climactic scene in Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 22, where Touma crashes Fiamma of the Right's Star of Bethlehem fortress unto Archangel Gabriel, who is melting the glaciers to restore its lost power. The scene depicts Touma going towards Gabriel to punch him/her after running on the sinking Star of Bethlehem underwater. About the work:
I wanted to do this illustration on my own. It has been worked on by Virgo (the first Raildex General Novel colorist), some other anonymous colorist as well some others off of Pixiv.
It is the culmination of all the things I have learned from coloring Index novel illustrations. Having my usual glowing, coloring and overlaying styles. The lineart was done by some artist over at Pixiv, although I only got it from 4chan, so if you're the lineartist for this thank you very much.
With the entire first series of Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novels
finally translated, it is only fitting for me to end it with a color job of the hero himself. Not the one who wants to be the hero but sees himself as the villain (Accelerator), not the one who will be the hero for the sake of the person he cares for (Shiage), but the
unyielding hero himself—Kamijou Touma.
Special thanks to: Virgo (for the original light novel coloring), Anon who provided the lineart, Japanese artist who made the lineart, and of course the blessed translators—js06 and Teh Ping.
With this submission, it is only fitting for me to end my streak of coloring light novel illustrations. So, as they say, I bid you a fond farewell.