The concept for this project was to create a character representing South Asian culture as a warrior princess for an upcoming game.

I decided to use my heritage as inspiration for my concept art, purely because I haven’t seen South Asian women represented in mainstream games/media as strong warriors. I mainly focused on Indian and Bangladeshi styles of “salwar kameez” and “saris/sarees” as inspiration. A sari is a garment of unstitched material that ranges from 4.5m to 9m in which a woman wraps around her body. A salwar kameez is a suit, with light, pleated trousers that typically taper at the ankles and this is paired with a matching top of choice.

Asian culture is extremely diverse in traditions, art, architecture, music, literature, lifestyle, philosophy, politics and religions. South Asia is represented by Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

I researched different games and looked at different character designs, and how artists go through their thought process of designing a character. I created my final concept design of my character by using Adobe Photoshop.

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