I'm a bit late to this contest, but since it's break now I decided to give it a try to practice my character design skills! So far it's been super fun!
For my character, I was inspired by the chinese story of Shen Bi Ma Liang, who can turn his paintings to life. I thought if I made a character whose tattoo can come to life and they can manipulate it, it would be pretty cool!
My character's appearance and tattoo is themed around snakes, especially the cobra.
Initial sketch ideas (She switched genders halfway through lol):
Right now I'm working on rendering the character and creating the character page. I really hope I can get everything finished before the deadline.