I go through my old drawings and sketchbooks from childhood because a. reminiscing is fun and b. I was really creative as a kid because I didn’t have as many outside influences. Many of my “re-dos” are unfinished because the real fun for me was re-drawing the outfits. I was obsessed with adventurers and the idea of traveling/ going on a journey or quest. A lot of these lady warriors had character profiles, but I’m gonna be honest here: the made-up words I used are too embarrassing to share with anyone.
I made up Ixia when I was 11. She’s on a quest for… like an amulet or something. Or her amulet gives her powers? I don’t remember.
I made up Moira when I was probably 8. I played a lot of Threads of Fate. She’s obviously inspired by Mint.
She doesn’t have a name. I guess I was just having fun with making up a costume and items.
I think Zaren actually made it into a story I wrote once about a band of traveling companions. She’s the youngest (like, 16 or so) and comes from a tribe living in the woods. She has an attitude. I really want to finish the newer sketch/ add color because her hair is pink.
Valerie is very special. Her character grew up with me. I continued to draw her from her conception (when I was 9) all the way through high school and even in college. She’s transformed from a wanderer to a princess to being a bitchy teenager. She’s constantly transforming. It was fun to re-draw her based on her original sketch.
Cila Leerah (yeah… see why I’m embarrassed about these made-up words??) is a wild warrior woman. She’s a bad-ass fighter and is incredibly nimble and is skilled with a bow and arrow. Her companion is a snake. I drew her a few times over in my life, but originally came up with her when I was 10 or 11.
Anyway, this is so much fun! I will definitely do some more (I have about 70 sketchbooks or so spanning from age 7 to 22 full of these ladies and a few dudes).