Researching into possible ideas for my character design, I stumbled upon the steam punk fashion and thought I could use a steam punk theme for my design. I like this particular style as it very unique and facinating to the eye, steam punk for those who are unfamilar is inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.
While looking at a large range of images which related to steam punk, I made my final decision which was that I was going to use this style within my design somehow, even if only slightly; for example an accessory such as a necklace or bangle.
I made the decision to create a female character with a reserved personality as I have been drawn to an idea regarding two characters (Tiny Tina and Morrigan) but also I have always designed male characters so thought designing a female character would be a change for me and allows me to practice more in order to develop my skills further. I was unsure about the age range I wanted to base my character around, so I made the decision to play around with the age of my character during my design process. The reason I wanted to play around with age because the two characters who my designs will be based on are in two different age groups.
I want a mixture of Tiny Tina from Borderlands 2 and Morrigan from Dragonage: Origins. For those who are unfamiliar, Tiny Tina is a 13 year old explosives expert with a crazy, eccentric personality which really packs a punch considering her age and she LOVES to blow stuff up. She says pretty much anything crazy like “I’m a little teapot, bloody and cut! Here is my handle, here is my butt!’ to ‘Oh dayyyyyyyyum, you lookin good!’. Her clothes and her random style reflects her personality.
(Image taken from DeviantArt, Created by Lyn-Ri http://lyn-ri.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-Tina-332299745)
As for Morrigan, she is a tame yet playful individual who seems to think highly of herself but without coming across as snobby, she is also a very lonely character but doesn’t like to show it due to her tough skin personality yet she doesn’t even let it bother her.
I want to use these two characters personality and appearance to influence my character design so I can create a very loud, eccentric character with a tough skin personality who looks unique and can express her personality through her appearance.