The Ballad of Hua Mu Lan.
I was inspired by this famous poem and the experiences that the
heroine of ancient China; Mu Lan has gone through. As depicted
in the poem, Mu Lan took over the place of her aging father to
be part of the national army, where she spent twelve years in disguise
in war, leading the army to victory in several battles.
I wanted to depict that transformation of hers where she put down
her duties as a normal young lady in the family, to undergoing
extremely harsh duties in the army all while going undercover.