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Character Design: Mary and the Woodsman MK II

For a character design challenge, I rolled on a random number generator to combine two characters and design a new one inspired by the result. This is Mary, and the two characters that inspired her are D.Va (Overwatch) and Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red Riding Hood).

Both because her inspiration is a whimsical combination and I have considered making comics in the future, I deliberately kept both her and the Woodsman MK II's designs relatively simple and easy to reproduce compared to many mecha and pilot designs.

Shortly after I initially designed Mary, I decided to create the key art featuring her within the Woodsman MK II's cockpit to illustrate her personality in action, as well as really get to experiment with lighting.

Key art depicting Mary in action within the cockpit.

Key art depicting Mary in action within the cockpit.

Initial character design piece, featuring Mary alongside her mech.

Initial character design piece, featuring Mary alongside her mech.