Thanks for the comments guys! I intend from the start to have the focus on the wing, aside from the artifact. Actually before I had known that artifact should be either handheld or gauntlets, I planned the wing piece to be the artifact. I shifted some artifact features of that idea into the staff (still in paper) though.
Right now I’m exploring different main layout of the wing to see if I can come up with something better. I’ll post again in few hours.
Rion411: the fire elemental staff sounds like it can be explored, I may try it later.
eMysfit: element can still be changed, although it’s already shifted to fire at this moment. Like if I have the feathers colored in fire color, it looks like the dragon piece is sprouting fire. This make sense more than if I colored them white or electric style.
dmightyone: Thanks for the link! The picture looks awesome. I dig the clothing on the back, they do make her look floaty! That’s a good reference! Totally inorganic wings are cool and it did crossed my mind before but I abandoned it. Reasons are, first, I worried it strays into the path of the “machines”. Second, if it’s not metal, it may be recognized as artifact and then since I’d have 2 different artifact I may get disqualified. Third, continuing from the second one, I worried that the impression will become this
REKLAS: You’re right about the scarf. Next time I’ll try to get it more flowing like dmightyone’s reference.