Made this as a christmas present for my sister SadFlower96
. I got her into watching RWBY a few weeks back and we had a few ideas on what her abilities would be... This is the result.
Aurora is a Combat Painter. Her semblance allows her to manifest her paintings and use them in whatever way she pleases. The object's traits and abilities are determined by the aspects given to it upon creation. For that she uses Dust Paint, made by the Schnee Dust Company. While usually used to create more vibrant effects or even movement in paintings, Aurora can directly harness the elemental powers in the paint. That way she can create things like burning rock walls, electrified metal blades, ice shooting spring traps and much more. Given enough time and ressources, she's even able to create something like a golem - a puppet that autonomously fights for her - in whatever shape and material she desiers. She is however limited by her own skill, the amount of paint she has and the time she needs. Even though a very versatile ability, these drawbacks make it hard to use her semblance's full potential in batte.
To somewhat compensate for her lack in direct combat ability, her pallette and brushes all sport a blade - which makes her pallette a weird hybrid between dagger and axe head and turns the brushes into stilettos. That way she can defend herself if the opponent manages to get too close. She still tries to stay out of the fight though, supporting her team from further away.
Since she's based on my sister, most of Aurora's design is modeled after her. The hair exactly represents her current haircut (including colors), she has the same glasses and a zipper slider earring (this one has a different color though). She usually wears long tops with wide sleeves and collar, plus dark jeans and mid-high zipper boots. The waist scarf and "ammo" belt are things I added, but nothing she wouldn't wear if she had the chance. I also included her tattoo
Her colors are those my sister usually wears (aside from black) - so there's no deeper meaning to that.
The name "Aurora Teal" is what came last. Following the RWBY naming rule, that each name has to sound like, hint at or make you think of a color, this was what we came up with. When people think of the aurora they usually think of a blue-greenish color
. This fits her main color. But auroras can have many more colors
, including purple
, her secondary color. Teal is her main color... duh...
I like how she turned out. I'm just sad I didn't manage to shade it
. Flat colors it is... Maybe I'll get back to it some time in the future (probably not)...
It's also a bit strange that the last RWBY character I thought up is the first one I paint... I still have 5 others that are waiting to be done...