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Concept Warmup - Female Melakim Fahre



Here we have some VERY early stages of development on a concept I'm working on for a personal project - a hunter of supernatural creatures, Melakim Fahre, from a medieval era fantasy setting. She typically hunts in the mountain woods on an untamed frontier and is skilled not just in hunting creatures, but in wild game as well..

Some of you might remember when SHE was a HE. I've been playing around with a gender swap to some interesting effects, storywise. We'll see if it sticks.

To the left, these are basic 'getting to know you' doodles trying to nail down the character's facial type (There are two sets, so technically there are only two facial types here). I'm a fan of the bottom set, who looks more like the tough as nails gal who could survive in the forest alone and on the streets as a kid. The top face seems almost too frail and too generic.

If her right eye looks funny, it is because it was injured in an attack in which it was pushed in by someone's fingers, leaving it scarred and blind (I imagine she would usually have it covered by a patch of some sort). I'm struggling with how to depict this type of injury, as it just makes the face look 'wrong' rather than 'injured', or if I should go more 'theatrical' by giving her actual scarification in this area.

On the right are several silhouettes I did with a large brush pen so I could keep them simple and iconic. Playing around with a number of hunter looks, though it seems to have gone 'ninja' somewhere in the middle. I'm fond of the number 10, the 'antler stalker' look, and of 12, for the 'street' look.

NEXT UP: More refining of silhouettes and details digitally!

What face set and silhouettes stand out to you? Know any good references for pre-gunpowder/medieval era hunters? Do share in comments!

More concepts of Mae:
SoE Melakim Thumbnail Sheet by AngelaSasserSoE Concept Sketch - Melakim Tracking by AngelaSasserSoE Melakim Fahre Tattoo Variations by AngelaSasserSoE Melakim Clothing Variations by AngelaSasser
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