While working on another pic, I was struck by a sudden urge to color this. So I did, rather quickly. I'll put the old one into scraps.
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A character design work for Aya Florentine, Post-Chimera after the events of COA:New World Order. Her new outfit and design are supposed to be a mix of both human and kitsune features. The arm band, the mantle, the new spikier and wilder hair, the gauntlet on her right arm, all reflect the kitsune in her now. The rest of the outfit is more conservative, and her satchel even has the old GUN logo on it. The pic came out well; I'm happy with it.
This pic was originally made for a friend of mine, who likes the Aya character from COA.
For those who have not read COA -
Aya was a Captain in the GUN Remnant Fleet after the destruction of Station Square. More conservative and pragmatic than her twin sister, Mya (a Colonel), she was very popular with those under her command and elsewhere in the Remnant, arguing for the construction of creche facilities to increase the population (without taking adults from their work), and for a realpolitik approach to the rising Mobian powers at the time, including an expansion of the Air Fleet.
At the end of COA:A Chosen One, she agreed to serve under Miles, and she played a pivotal role in the defeat of the Eggman and Perfect Defense Fortress Helios. Seeing her rising popularity as a threat to their own more extreme ambitions, Aya was tricked (largely by her own sister Mya) by her comrades and superiors into leading a peace party into kitsune territory. However, the delegation was in fact part of an exchange of experimental subjects, and Aya and her subordinates were seized by Clans Tukaido and Jel'Arah who then, in secrecy, turned them into half-human half-kitsune Chimeras for breeding purposes. At the end of NWO, Aya had just escaped from her cell...