Mulan will always be the best Disney female. Her reasons were sweet. She didn't do it to prove some feminist point or to fulfill some dream. She did it to save her father, and that is one character I'll always cherish from Disney.
I noticed you got a WHOLE BUNCH of comments on this picture and you deserve every single one of them and more. I absolutely love this, which is helped by the fact that I absolutely love Mulan as a character and a movie. She was my hero as a child and I am amazed at this drawing of yours. It's so wonderfully and amazingly done. I seem to be finding less and less to criticize as I look at your pictures which is incredible. So congratulations! Not that it means all that coming from a random person like me but for what it's worth you have at least one amazed and awe-struck fan.
I love the detail and the lighting, how the reflection in the sword really does look like a reflection and not just a continuation of her face.