Here's a concept art for the Character Design Challenge. The theme is on Samurai and Geisha. Since I was told to do only one of the two, I decided to focus on the Samurai topic.
As you can see, this is my samurai design.
The inspiration for this piece came from a character called Sesshomaru from Inuyasha. However, I didn't want it to be like a complete replicate of that character and decided to add in my own flavour and mix to it. I also wanted to add in that traditional feel to this character. From the patterns ranging to the armour and also, played with the colour options, as you can see from her katana. I guess this is all I can elaborate on. I'm pretty fried right now.. lol
OH, those aren't actually socks. It's a ribbon tied to her ankle. Haha
For her shoes (I forgot the word for that term), it's a very good quality. It won't wear out that easily.
As much as it looks heavy, it isn't. Pretty much comfortable for her to roam around with speed.
This design is really detailed and has a nice color palette.
The coloring and shading is so well done!