These are concepts for a setting that is a mix between the roaring 20s and a mecha oriented world like pacific rim. I left these pretty sketch-like as my time table is pretty packed currently, but I really wanted to explore my initial idea of a flapper girl wearing a gauntlet and beating up bad guys a little more. It's the mix between a sparking and prestegious lady and a badass, female fighter that makes this combination so interesting to me. The mecha elements are also something that is not my usual artistic field, but it's nice to break out and try to include all kinds of materials and objects into my art.
During the exploration process I imagined her having black hair, that kind that you see in old posters all slick and shiny. I ended up giving her red hair and some purple-ish accents to draw the attention back to her face. It's not what I drew in the illustration, but was something that I felt like is a better choice for the design itself.