My entry for the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge.
This was a very fun character to design and illustrate. When I originally saw the contest challenge I knew I wanted to create a steampunk character that flies via mechanical means and has an army of insectoid minions mirroring some elements of her design. I originally headed down the path of basing the character and minions around a dragonfly, but after I settled on the injector arm I knew I wanted to use wasps instead. One of the things I wanted to accomplish with this piece was to carry the insectoid look into the character's design in a subtle way. The large goggles, the mask, and even the antennae-like hair sticks were all added for that reason.
I hope you like it! Please feel free to comment, critique, or suggest improvements. I'd love to hear your opinions.