As a Virgo, I gravitate towards the earth elements. Seeing so many amazing earth characters from other artists, I considered making a character made of stone or trees, one that uses brute force and would be considered the “tank” player in a video game. But brute isn’t really me, which is why I’m choosing to design a character inspired by plants, flowers, and butterflies. The basis of my idea comes from the nymphs of Greek mythology, specifically, the Anthousai, nymphs of flowers.
One concern that I have is that flowers, plants, and butterflies are often depicted as delicate and easily damaged. So I am challenging myself to create a nymph that is delicate, whimsical, and mystical, but also powerful, intimidating, and epic-looking when she is is defending nature. Inspired by pinks, purples, and green, I put together this mood board (I am not claiming any of these pictures as my own). I don’t have a name for her yet, but I will share my list of names that I’m considering in my next post.
Please feel free to share any suggestions for names, powers, weapon, etc. Any constructive criticism as I progress is greatly appreciated!