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A Steampunk A Thousand And One Nights

A fairytale character design challenge based on poll-results; a steampunk/magi-tech spin on the characters A Thousand And One Nights.

The story of A Thousand and One Nights is the story of one very cruel serial killer being disarmed and distracted by two incredibly brave women, until he finally agrees to stop delighting in murder.

For my steampunk reinterpretation, I decided to turn the tables slightly: rather than go quietly to her death, hoping that her stories may buy her time, one night at a time, Scheherazade agrees to the sham of a wedding just so she can get close enough to the monster to cut his throat. The stories she tells are just a misdirection, to keep Sharyarh's attention elsewhere while she and Dunyazad get close enough to draw the knife on him.

A bit less 'amuse the serial killer with stories', a bit more 'Artimicia Gentileschi's Judith and Holofernes'.

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign scheherazade

Scheherazade turnaround

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign scheherazade closeup

Scheherazade closeup

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign scheherazade details

equipment and details

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign dunyazx

Dunyazad turnaround

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign dunyazx closeup

Dunyazad closeup

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign sharyarh

Sharyarh turnaround

Anna landin patreoncharacterdesign sharyarh closeup

Sharyarh closeup

Anna landin scheherazade poses

alternative costumes and sketches

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alternative costumes and details, Sharyarh

Anna landin scheherazade firstnight final

final illustration