In the beginning, I wanted to portray a strong warrior woman of African descent, with dreadlocks. Basically an excuse to play around with dark skin tones. The decision to make her a she predator came on a whim and I went along with it. I guess now it's ended up like an alternate Machiko Noguchi (big design inspiration) based on the protagonist from the first AVP movie. Upon finishing this picture, I realized that this is the first digital painting I've completed this year that wasn't a commission
Edit: Brightened it up a bit.