I didn't really know what I was doing with her clothing or armour back then, and my understanding of colour wasn't very good.
This pose is pretty kick@$$ though!
I thought I should try to get all of the old Orkesstra drawings sitting on my desktop finished before I submit her revised design.
Love that iridescent skin.
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It's not really close to being finished but I hope to make a start on it in the near future.
The style I'm working on is quite different to the one in this piece, but no less enjoyable.
It's a Reptile; it has no need for mammalian features.
For a start, she's not a reptile.
Her genome does not originate on Earth, though she shares characteristics with Earth-based creatures such as the killer whale or 'orca' (an aquatic mammal) as well as the parasaurolophus (extinct reptile) and nautilus (ancient mollusc).
Excellent work, man. I absolutely love the design and colors.
And a personal opinion, I'm happy you didn't integrate the stars in the outfit she has nowadays (or her battle armor), because I think that they don't fit the character and are looking slightly ridiculous (the one on the bra is okay though, it's mainly the tights).
This anchor actually separates into two pieces at the point where the crescent-sword and the star-sword cross, hence the handles.
I actually had a Klingon bat'leth in mind when I designed the crescent-sword part, but in the end I decided to go for a different theme with her weapon, and have revised that weapon a number of times since this version.
SoA has had an influence on some of my designs though.
If I ever get better at poses, I might draw Kohaku vs. Orkesstra sometime... Femme-Fatales and OCCrossovers ftw!
Most of her features are remaining the same - there are just some minor changes to her 'crown of horns' and I'm widening her hips a bit to more realistically accommodate her tail, though there are going to be some major changes to her forearms - all improvements.
Her weapon design has moved on a fair bit from the 'Blue Moon' too.
It makes a MARVELOUS wallpaper!
That starry blue piece of cloth flying around looks cool, but I have trouble seeing where it comes from.
The mechanism in the body of the anchor-sword was supposed to spin the handle to retract the cloth/ribbon when Orkesstra threw the blade at an opponent (much like nega-Ichigo/Zangetsu does in that dream sequence in one of the BLEACH books/episodes).
I've gone far more original weapon designs now though - this design is very outdated (the linework for this piece is around two years old).