Alright. I started working on the concept while I was still at my parent's house, so most of it is traditional... I wanted to go with something very much in my comfort zone, so expect a lot of... baby. My idea was to make a more support themed character, relatively small and harmless looking, but good at keeping others alive.
This was my first sketch, just to have a very basic idea of what I wanted :')
Based on that, I was looking for some inspiration in games I like (specifically Fire Emblem, oops). I made a couple more sketches and she gained a bit more shape and character.
My only fear now was that she'd look too much like just an FE Troubadour, which... she really does, rip. SOoo, I decided to make a moodboard and figure out, what direction I'd like to take her in to make her a bit more unique. I ended up choosing a lot of traditional russian clothing, partially because they show a lot of movies in that setting here, and because my dad would know more about it, too.
With that in mind I went off to give her a new look and ended up with something like this!
I'm currently still working on color schemes for her, as well as tweaking her design to fit more into her element, earth! I'll update this thread and add her backstory and an explanation for her abilities once I have something nice to show. : )
I hope she is not too soft for this event, lol. But I think she'll be able to stand her ground!